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.

LW Graphics Systems has introduced a newly designed conveyor control upgrade system for GMA NewsGrip conveyors. The new GMA PLC control upgrade platform is based on the successful LW Graphics PLC upgrade installed on many Ferag conveyors in production facilities across the United States.The …

The Siebold Company (TSC) is now the authorized agency of QIPC-EAE in the United States, the Caribbean and Canada.The Dutch specialist for color control and registration equipment for the printing industry praised the technical knowledge of its new partner in a news release.TSC in turn is fu…

Gieselmann Druck und Medienhaus in Bielefeld, Germany, plans to bring its stitching work in-house with a new Primera MC from Muller Martini.The family business has seen a considerable uptick in its print volume since it added a new Komori sheet-fed offset printing press three years ago. The …

Lee Enterprises announced that Quad-City Times Advertising Director Janet Johnson has been named publisher of Globe-Gazette in Mason City, Iowa; the Summit-Tribune in Forest City and Britt, Iowa; and the Mitchell County Courier in Osage, Iowa.

The 51st annual Metro Production Conference took place May 30 through June 2 at the Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel, Florida. “The yearly gathering brings industry production insiders and suppliers together to discuss technology, trends and strategies," said Alvin Nesmith, production man…

For many local newspapers, social media — namely Facebook — plays a major role. However, the social media giant is continually changing its algorithms — often to the disadvantage of local advertisers — and controlling which businesses its users see.This has made it increasingly difficult for…

NG/PRINT 2019 summit draws nearer, International Newspaper Group President Russ Newton reports record-level support from 35 (22 of them new), OEM and vendor sponsors, amounting to a 155 percent increase over previous years’ support levels.

News & Tech caught up with Thayer Long, the president of the Association for PRINT Technologies, about what it takes to succeed in the print industry today and the upcoming PRINT 19 conference, to be held Oct. 3–5 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

The News Media Alliance has elected Mark Aldam, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Hearst, as chairman of its board of directors for the 2019-2020 term. Aldam, who previously served as vice chairman, succeeds Terry Kroeger, president and CEO of Smith Kroeger Marketing Co…

The Council of the European Union gave its green light to its new Copyright Directive on April 15.

Ignite is part of the ESW Capital Group, based in Austin. The company focuses on buying, strengthening and growing mature business software companies. In June 2018, ESW Capital bought Olive Software, a provider of e-publishing solutions and digital archiving.

Post’s arc Publishing investing in growthThe Washington Post’s Arc Publishing has announced a significant investment in the organization, adding nearly 100 new hires in the last 18 months to strengthen its ability to respond to client needs and support its expansion.In the last year, Arc has…

I was excited about the opportunity to speak to the publishers of New York recently at the NYPA Spring Convention. Let’s face it, New Yorkers take their newspapers seriously, and the NYPA convention is always special.

Graham buys alabama papersPatrick Graham has bought three Alabama papers from the Walls family and Southern Newspapers of Houston, Texas, The Sand Mountain Reporter reported.Papers included in the purchase are The Sand Mountain Reporter in Albertville, The Jackson County Sentinel in Scottsbo…

Gannett Co. has rebranded its business unit USA Today Sports Images to Imagn and expanded its offerings for news and media outlets to include original sports, entertainment and breaking news images from the USA Today Network.

The Watertown Daily Times (New York) battled a cyber attack that began April 27 and disrupted the delivery of the Sunday paper. The attack, or a second attack, showed up again on May 2, and staff worked without hard-wired internet to get papers out, the paper reported.

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Community Impact Newspaper is launching in the Nashville area, debuting an edition in the cities of Franklin and Brentwood. Residents can expect the hyperlocal publication to reach mailboxes in March. The company is also planning an expansion in the Houston area, and may have more news to an…

The weekly Cheshire Herald (Connecticut) has been sold to the publishers of the Meriden Record-Journal, a daily paper published in the same market, according to publisher Eliot