Like many of you reading this column, I’ve been in the newspaper business a long time. I began delivering daily papers for the Johnson City (Tennessee) Press-Chronicle when I was eight years old. It’s amazing my parents allowed me to deliver papers after my brother, who was twelve-year-old a…

Drupa 2020 is happening June 16–26, 2020, at Messe Dusseldorf in Dusseldorf, Germany. Drupa is the world’s largest trade fair for the printing and media industry. Global suppliers will exhibit products and services that focus on the areas of print and media pre-press, printing machines, bind…

Could your operation make more money from leftovers? Chicago-based Mid America Paper Recycling is pushing a new initiative the company says will help newspapers and commercial printers get more out of their recycling waste.

american Media using Yappa toolYappa World has announced that American Media, publisher of celebrity and entertainment journalism, has installed the Yappa tool onto two of their celebrity news websites, Star Magazine Online and Life & Style Online.Yappa allows users to leave “yaps,” audi…

"Editor’s Note: The Bigfork, Montana, Eagle resumed publication on Oct. 30. What’s the big deal with the rebirth of a small-town weekly newspaper? Our Marc Wilson tells you the back story."

The Reynolds Journalism Institute is doing its part to ensure that digital news doesn’t lose its place in the annals of history. To champion that cause, RJI and its home-base school — the University of Missouri — have partnered on a project that calls on news outlets to take a key role in pr…

In its “U.S. Local Advertising Forecast 2020,” BIA Advisory Services predicts that total local advertising revenue in the U.S. will reach $161.3 billion in 2020, up from $152.5 billion this year, reflecting a growth rate of 5.8 percent.

Photo: Las Vegas Review-JournalThe Las Vegas-Review Journal prints a number of commercial jobs across its Newsliner and Didde presses. Its updated prepress workflow will position the publisher to court more commercial work in the future.

News Hub Media has launched AI4Images.com, a platform that enhances images automatically. The AI4Images name refers to Artificial Intelligence for Image Enhancement.

Tim Van Driessche has joined the imPRESSions Worldwide sales team. Van Driessche, who is based in St. Paul, Minnesota, brings over 40 years of experience in the printing industry.Capital Newspapers (Wisconsin) has named Aaron Holbrook regional editor, overseeing the news staff of the Beaver …

America’s Newspapers — the association formed from the merger of the Inland Press Association and Southern Newspaper Publishers Association — was ceremonially launched Oct. 6 at its inaugural annual meeting in Chicago.America’s Newspapers unites two of the oldest press associations to form o…

The resource-strapped Denver Post has contracted with a Seattle software company that will create prep sports stories without the helping hand or insights of humans.

Walter Hussman Jr. is one of the most innovative — and, at times, controversial — newspaper publishers in the United States. He’s making news again. He’s eliminating print delivery except for Sundays.

The Villages (Florida) Daily Sun is on the list of publishers winning the good fight when it comes to community newspapering. The paper’s circulation is just over 60,000, and — thanks to rapid growth in the community — that number is steadily climbing. Some 120,000 people already call The Vi…

The Chicago Sun-Times earlier this year implemented technology to bolster self-service functions for its subscribers. The publisher selected Innovative Systems Design’s Chatterbox Cloud Self-Service platform, which enables interactive voice response (IVR).The app has allowed the Sun-Times to…

After going live with SCS/ClassPag at the beginning of the summer, Newsday Media Group has now gone live with SCS/Track, according to SCS (Software Consulting Services).

Recruitology, a provider of digital recruitment solutions, has a deal with BH Media Group to launch its white-label solutions on all BH Media digital properties, according to Recruitology. Recruitology provides businesses looking for talent a way to post and promote jobs on dozens of job sit…

imPRESSions Worldwide, which sells second-hand newspaper and commercial presses and equipment, recently announced a new partnership as it carried out jobs at various sites around the country. The company offers reconditioning, installation and press room upgrades and has delivered to more th…

South Carolina-based Aiken Standard has expanded its printing operation with a four-tower Goss Magnum press bought from imPRESSions Worldwide, according to imPRESSions.The Aiken Standard (part of Evening Post Industries) is a repeat customer with imPRESSions.

iPublish Media Solutions’ Tributes software is helping fill some of the coffers over at GateHouse Media. As the newspaper giant works away on its buy of Gannett, it’s garnered more than $1 million in new revenue in 2018 publishing special obituary sections using Tributes, according to iPubli…

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Andy Warhol once said, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for fifteen minutes.”I’ve experienced those fifteen minutes a few times, but it comes less often these days. So, I was surprised to get a call last week from a reporter for The Washington Post. It seems he had received a nu…

A passel of new or growing news aggregators has been getting attention. Here are a few that are less known than Google News or Apple News and that have generated buzz of late.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal filed court papers in late August aiming to end a joint operating agreement with the Las Vegas Sun, the papers reported.The agreement has been in place since 1989, the Sun said.“The Sun has breached its responsibilities, failing to abide by the requirement to ‘pr…

Judi Terzotis, publisher of The Acadiana Advocate (Lafayette, Louisiana), has also been named publisher of The Advocate of Baton Rouge and The Times-Picayune, succeeding Dan Shea. Shea will become chairman of Georges Media, which owns The Advocate, The Times-Picayune and weekly titles around…

Mergers and buyouts continue in the industry, but headlines about smaller and medium-sized buyouts have slowed. Eyes in recent months have been on the mother of all newspaper mergers, the pending $1.4 billion GateHouse buy of Gannett, which will, if it makes it through, result in the biggest…

In late September, McClatchy and Google will launch their Ma-honing Matters site, which covers Ohio’s MahoningValley, including Youngstown and Warren.The area’sVindicator newspaper closed in August.

In September, the California state Senate passed a bill with the aim of lowering the number of workers classified as independent contractors, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The bill was then set to go back to the state Assembly for lawmakers to decide on Senate amendments. Gov. Gavin …

With support from the Google News Initiative, The Associated Press is launching a pilot project aimed at increasing local news coverage and improving the way member news organizations collaborate, according to the AP.

Modern Arab Establishment for Printing and Publishing, with headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, is getting a used Rotoman press that will be moved from Germany to Egypt, according to manroland Goss, headquartered in Augsburg, Germany. For the relocation and implementation, the Egyptian printer cho…

Bob’s aunt calls and tells him, “Don’t worry about us! We’re safe! The police said to just stay inside, lock the doors, and stay away from the windows.”

It’s been a year and a half since the LasVegas Review-Journal partnered with Orlando-based diDNA in an effort to optimize its ad inventory and increase monetization of its digital content. The publisher is using diDNA’s software to manage programmatic advertising and drive revenue from remna…

GateHouse Media launched a nationwide single-copy promotion earlier this year in an effort to boost readership and sales. Starting in May, the publisher ran its “Crack the Code” promo for eight weeks, giving away weekly prizes totaling $150,000.

ProImage announced several upgrades and installations of its latest generation of NewsWayX around the country. The app allows publishers to manage production workflow from a variety of front-end systems through output.

Italian Centro Stampa Quotidiani (CSQ) and Netherlands-based Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC) are expanding their business dealings. After having a IDS-3D system for automatic color and dampening control installed on four towers of its WIFAG OF370GTD printing press, CSQ has placed an order for the…

Publishers Circulation Fulfillment has begun “to the door,” final mile service for magazine and catalog delivery network Doorfront Direct. Deliveries started in May in the Boston area and will spread across PCF’s New England, New York and New Jersey footprint over a four-month deployment, wi…

The Papers Inc. of Milford, Indiana, partnered with DCOS last year for a press automation upgrade on its Cromoman to increase quality and improve waste control. The project included adding automatic register, ink density and cut-off control cameras as well as associated control and integrati…

With ING/PRINT 2019 summit less than three months away, International Newspaper Group President Russ Newton is shining the spotlight on vendors and their place in the industry.

The Tampa Bay Times is experimenting with newspaper racks with flat-screen monitors, following similar billboard video advertising pushes from the Richmond Times-Dispatch and a seminal effort from the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.