Russ Newton, general manager of Bay Area Production Services and incoming president of the International Newspaper Group conference, recently spoke to News & Tech about his vision for the ING 2019 Conference. ING is a not-for-profit organization composed of international newspaper operat…

QIPC is working with five Indian printers: Kalptaru Offset, Natraj Print House, Saraswati Press and Hexagon Print & Pack, according to a press release from QIPC.

Norway-based newspaper printer Agderposten Trykk has contracted DCOS for a major automation upgrade of their Goss Magnum press, involving partial retrofit of the existing Goss Omnicon system, and adding a DCOS closed-loop inspection system.

At year’s end, Bruce Richardson, industry veteran of Koenig & Bauer (U.S.), will retire as national sales manager for web presses after more than three decades in the newspaper press market. Richardson has witnessed many changes in the industry, been the point person for industry-first i…

Frankfurt, Germany – Germany has established a network of 12 hubs in 16 cities that focus on hot topics relevant to industrial digital trans - formation. The hubs feature key themes, including virtual reality and 360 video, 3D metal printing, artificial intelligence, smart city, media tech, …

BERLIN – The WAN-IFRA Expo in Berlin marked the first public unveiling of the combined Newscycle Solutions and Infomaker organizations. Newscycle acquired Infomaker in July, making the Infomaker Open Content platform the cornerstone of the company’s next-generation content management strategy.

In the wake of outcries about fake news on social media, Facebook is making an effort to address the concerns. In January 2017, the social media giant acquired CrowdTangle, a platform used by the news industry to track what’s being shared on social media. The tool was then offered as a free …

Berlin – Reports of fraudulent news stories continue to dominate headlines and several companies have recently launched solutions to combat the problem and help restore trust in media sources.

Gannett has placed orders with ABB for press control retrofits and upgrades at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in Wisconsin, and North Jersey Media in Rockaway, New Jersey, according to ABB.

Industry veteran Al Taber will retire at the end of the year after working in newspaper operations and as a trusted vendor for over 40 years. After reaching a milestone of 80 years, Taber takes a minute to reflect on the innovations he saw in the industry.

Berlin – Wifag Services launched itself as an independent company at the recently held IFRA World Publishing Expo, Oct. 8–11 in Berlin.

The IFRA World Publishing Expo will return to Berlin, Germany, on Oct. 9 for a three-day event that will focus on the latest in printed publishing solutions. The tradeshow and conference will be held in conjunction with the DCX Digital Content Expo, which will highlight the creation, distrib…

A long time ago, while Betamax battled VHS for videotape supremacy, another war broke out among suppliers of content management systems for publishers. Back then, we didn't even call them content management systems. Integrating text and graphics was still a pipe dream for most in the mid 197…

Community Impact Newspaper, based in Pflugerville, Texas, has launched a number of papers in the last year to bring the chain’s count to 27 papers in total by the end of September.

The Colorado Sun made its official debut on Sept. 10, bringing to fruition plans former Denver Post Editors Larry Ryckman and Dana Coffield first announced in June. Ryckman and Coffield left The Post in March after owner Digital First Media’s hedge fund owner Alden Global Capital ordered the…

AI seems to be making inroads everywhere and newspapers are no exception. The New York Daily News is among the publishers to embrace the technology, in its case, leveraging AI technology to provide video coverage of New York sports teams to its approximately 200,000 daily readers.

One of the biggest stories in the newspaper industry recently, the U.S. International Trade Commission’s cancellation of tariffs hitting newsprint, broke on Aug. 29, well after major newspaper chains released their second quarter results.

Mediaprint Vienna, one of Europe's biggest newspaper printers, has been undergoing a major retrofit project.New QIPC quality control systems have been installed for the Austrian printer, the joint print service provider for the publishers of Kronen-Zeitung and Kurier (combined print run of j…

I sometimes wonder if attendees at media trade shows all are asking each other the same question: “Hey, who moved my cheese?”

Estoril, Portugal – In June, the 70th World News Media Congress met to discuss how international institutions, tech entrepreneurs and news businesses can work together to preserve the values of a healthy and independent press. At the conference, Jonathan Wright, global managing director at D…

Prague-based company AntiAdblock.com is currently expanding across Europe and looking to establish a local presence in the U.S. in near future, says Martin Vedej, the company’s CEO. The company, which belongs to Dignity, a privately owned group of companies working on the Czech online media …

The local Media Association have wrapped up their ninth year of Innovation Mission, which is geared towards bringing to light the world’s most bright and innovative technology and media companies. The mission involves traveling and speaking with various media leaders at companies such as Ama…

In 2017, GateHouse Media reporters from across the country began curating audio content for embedding into online news stories, including news actualities, recorded interviews, point of view soundbites, and podcasts from its reporting talent.The national audio monetization strategy then bega…

With the growing traction of sites like Red-fin and Zillow, newspaper publishers have been forced to think outside the box when it comes to driving traffic to real estate listings. While smaller newspapers can scarcely compete with sites like these, larger publishers are still jostling for p…

ICP-Roto Industrie Graphique, a commercial and newspaper printing house on the French island of La Reunion, has installed a new Cortina from Koenig & Bauer.The Cortina has an automatic reelstand, an ultra-compact printing tower, an efficient hot-air dryer system, a flexible superstructur…

Nordjyske Medier in Aalborg, Denmark, publisher of newspaper titles such as Nordjyske Stiftstidende, has ordered a retrofit with ABB, a supplier of automation solutions for the newspaper industry.The order covers three main areas of work, according to an ABB news release.The first part of th…

The united states International Trade Commission will vote Aug. 28 whether to make the U.S. tariffs on Canadian paper imposed by the Trump's administration permanent. The rationale behind the decision will be made public Sept. 17.The Commerce Department is set to make its final decision on t…

sierra Nevada Media changes publishing scheduleSierra Nevada Media Group has made changes to its production schedule in Northern Nevada.Starting July 16, The Nevada Appeal was to move from six days to two days (Wednesday and Saturday), The Record-Courier was to change from three days to two …

George Bausch Waters, 97, died July 2, according to an online obituary in the Rome Sentinel (New York), where Waters was a long-time publisher and president. Waters served as publisher from 1964 to 1993. He became president of the company after the 1969 death of his father-in-law, Bradley C.…

columbus dispatch using adinfinitumSoftware developer Presteligence has a new service agreement with The Columbus Dispatch for Adinfinitum, a hosted electronic tearsheet and invoice delivery system. Owned by GateHouse Media, The Dispatch will move from Shoom to Presteligence for their advert…

Manroland has sold a three tower Cromoman 4-1 press to Bartaman, based in Kolkata and one of the leading Bengali language newspapers coming out of the eastern part of India.The press is the second Cromoman 4-1 to be installed in eastern India, according to manroland.Apart from the Kolkata ed…

Analysts react to BH Media’s management deal with Lee > NEWS & TECH STAFF REPORTIndustry watchers reacted with interest to the announcement that Lee Enterprises would manage Warren Buffett’s BH Media papers in 30 markets, an arrangement underway as of July 2.“The announcement did not …

News industry honors victims of capital Gazette shooting

Advance local Media in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, tapped Harland Simon to complete an upgrade of two of its eight press drives on the company’s Goss Colorliner press. The upgrade comes on the heels of Advance Local’s 2017 project with Harland Simon in which the vendor replaced a drive on the …

It’s been a year since Sonoma Media Investments fully outsourced its ad design and pagination operations to the AffinityX platform. California-based Sonoma Media was formed in late 2011 to buy the Sonoma Index-Tribune and Sonoma Magazine from Halifax Media Holdings, which acquired the public…

The 50th anniversary of the Metro Production Conference (formerly named Metro Users Group) will take place May 31- June 3 at the Saddlebrook Conference Center, in Wesley Chapel, Florida.

ABB recently completed a control console upgrade at the Strasbourg print site of Dernieres Nouvelles D'Alsace, in France. The project combines the latest control console technology with the original ABB press control system that has been running since 1989, an ABB press release said.

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