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…

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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.

Independent Jewish magazine Moment will be fulfilling the print subscriptions of The Forward’s readers starting with Moment’s summer issue, bringing Moment’s total readership to 75,000, Moment announced.

Adams Publishing Group is purchasing Bliss Communications’  two dailies, The Gazette in Janesville and The EagleHerald in Marinette (Wisconsin), along with weeklies The Janesville Messenger, The Wisconsin/Illinois Stateline News and Walworth County Sunday, The Gazette reported.

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.