One of the great friends and mentors of my life is Charles Pittman, the highest-ranked Black newspaper officer of our generation.

As the digital large format print business continued to increase due to more customization and shorter runs, A&M Printing, headquartered in the San Francisco Bay area, needed to address current customer needs for larger runs on corrugated boards.

Peter Marsh has died following a battle with cancer

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Google to pay publishers for news content

News & Tech had a chance in July to talk to powerhouse researcher Penny Abernathy, author of “News Deserts and Ghost Newspapers: Will Local News Survive?” The 2020 report, which documents and analyzes the loss of local news and its implications for our democracy, is the fourth offering i…

Tribune Publishing Co. said it deployed the NewsWayX workflow system from ProImage across all six of its print production sites. The Tribune operates production facilities at the Chicago Tribune, the Hartford (Connecticut) Courant, the Baltimore Sun, the South Florida Sun Sentinel, and the N…

The giant webinar wave that crashed through American service and software companies has seemingly dissipated. It may rise back up in the fall, as conferences that were scheduled for autumn go virtual.

The City Sun Times in June became the most recent newspaper to join family-owned media company O’Rourke Media Group. Since 2019, up-and-coming newspaper and digital marketing solutions company O’Rourke has acquired 14 newspapers in Vermont, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Arizona.

Printing Branch, part of China’s Gansu Daily Newspaper Group, has undergone a large-scale modernization. The updates include an investment in new press automation, with a Q.I. Press Controls’ (QIPC) automatic color register system mRC-3D.

Belgium-based Agfa has released Arkitex Production version 4.0. The new version focuses on tighter integration with press management systems for just-in-time plate delivery and incorporates multitenant capabilities as well as improved planning and tracking, the company says.

German press manufacturer Koenig & Bauer is applying for a government loan of up to €120 million ($137 million) to supplement existing credit lines, the company announced.

Free trials and high demand for digital media led to a surge in new subscribers for media and publishers from March through the end of May, according to subscription management platform provider Zuora.

Recently bindery equipment and printing controller supplier ECS (Glastonbury, Connecticut) needed to retrofit a Goss Magnapak inserter. ECS serves many of the largest printers in the country.

Manroland Goss Americas, a subsidiary of web offset press manufacturer manroland Goss web systems, has relocated its bindery and post-press equipment service organization in Effingham, Illinois, to its Americas headquarters in Durham, New Hampshire.

With a recent retrofit of a Lithoman press at Weiss Druck, manroland Goss, together with grapho metronic, the subsidiary responsible for measuring and control technology, have installed the 5,000th inline ink density measuring camera on a printing press. “A world record for a record-breaking…

InfoMark is partnering with The Lamar Democrat (Vernon, Alabama). The paper is using InfoMark tech to tie its newsprint to the digital world with audio, video, photos and other digital content.

Northwest Offset Printing completed its first run on its “new” pressline on June 1 as scheduled. The eight-tower Goss Magnum Press was supplied, delivered and installed by imPRESSions Worldwide.

Burda Druck has opted to install Gammerler systems at sites in France and Offenburg and Nuremberg, Germany, according to a news release from Gammerler. Germany-based Burda Druck does commercial and magazine printing.

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When I was a journalist in Montana, I wrote stories about endangered species — grizzly bears, wolves, eagles. Now my concern is about another endangered species — journalists.

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Turkish printing firm, QIPC work togetherPrinting company Tuna Matbaacılık equipped its recently acquired press with the latest automation from Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC), a news release from QIPC says.The Turkish printing company is maintaining the successful combination of the manroland UN…

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Cox Media Group announced that Kim Guthrie, president and CEO, has decided to move on from the organization after a 22-plus year career with the company. Steve Pruett, executive chairman of Cox Media Group, will serve as the interim chief executive officer until a permanent CEO is appointed …

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Like many of you, I’ve been working out of my home office for six weeks. Not only am I a little stir crazy from being home all the time, I’m a little anxious about the reduction in income related to COVID-19. I’d like to share a few things I’ve done to increase revenue during this period whi…

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Less than two years after its launch, The Colorado Sun is getting some significant recognition from readers and peers alike. The Sun in early May netted 10 first-place awards in the Colorado Press Association journalism contest, in categories including public service, investigative journalis…

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Vendors, media advocacy organizations and news and print operations are going big on webinars to keep their names top of mind and to share tips on survival in these extreme times. Here’s a sample of what’s been out there of late:• Denver-based tech and digital advertising company AdCellerant…

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The Washington Post has licensed its Zeus Performance advertising technology stack toThe Seattle Times. The Post launched Zeus last year to connect publishers’ ad inventories with marketers that are looking to automate their digital ad buys.

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Furloughs, suspended dividend at TribunePublishingTribune Publishing announced a number of changes the company says are due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The Chicago Tribune reported May 14 that Tribune Publishing and The Chicago Tribune Guild have come to a deal to furlough all unionized newsroo…

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Shortly after the measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic were eased in Hubei, the hardest hit of China’s provinces, Muller Martini began a free service program to support its customers in the region.

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The COVID-19 situation has accelerated the pace at which some publishers are looking to upgrade their e-editions, according to PageSuite Marketing Director Lucy Penn.

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The Pew Research Center has put out a profile of Gen Zers (ages 18 to 23). “On the Cusp of Adulthood and Facing an Uncertain Future: What We Know About Gen Z So Far,” published May 14, offers a rundown of what we can expect from this up-and-coming group. The report points out that Gen Z was …

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Many newspapers and other publications are asking for donations in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. One effort has the Local Media Foundation partnering with local news outlets around the U.S. on an emergency response program to activate grassroots giving. The foundation’s COVID-19 Local

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Welcome back to our series on newspaper tech through the decades. It’s a chance to enjoy the rich history of our industry and see how it adapted through monumental changes, as it continues to change today. It’s also fun to see the old tech.

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Industry veteran Tom Silvestri has been tapped to lead the Relevance Project, a renewed effort to champion the importance of community newspapers and to celebrate press associations. The project involves a campaign designed to rebrand press association ad services and the papers they represe…

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Tribune Publishing Company decided in late summer 2019 to install the NewsWayX Workflow System across all of their six print sites, for the Chicago Tribune, Hartford Courant, Baltimore Sun, Sun Sentinel, Virginia Pilot and NewYork Daily News.

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If you’re a crossword fan, chances are you’ve attempted to tackle the Los Angeles Times crossword at some point. The puzzle is one of the most iconic in publishing, appearing in more than 200out-of-market titles.For years, the Times’ various puzzle offerings served as a valuable connection p…

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Newspapers are certainly no strangers to navigating change. Now publishers are once again showing their resiliency as they’re forced to quickly adapt to a new landscape in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

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More than 500 people have contributed to Community Impact Newspaper’s new Community Impact Patron Program.By early May, the program, launched on April 1, garnered close to $50,000 in contributions for the Texas-based company.CI co-owner/founder John Garrett announced that 100% of CI Patron c…

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Registration walls have gotten a fair amount of ink lately. Registration walls prompt users to register and provide an email before accessing content.

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Tribune Publishing Company announced financial results March 4 for the fourth quarter and full year ending December 29, 2019. The reported excluded operationsTribune no longer owns, including the Los AngelesTimes, San Diego Union-Tribune and other assets of the California News Group and fors…