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

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…

NYT foresees ad drop due to coronavirusThe New York Times Company says it foresees a 10% drop in digital ad sales this quarter due to coronavirus.“Like many companies, in recent weeks we have begun to see some economic impact from the coronavirus,” said CEO Mark Thompson in a SEC filing with…

Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC) has received three orders for the replacement of automation systems from India. The orders came from the printing companies Hindustan Times Media, Mirror Image and Delhi Press Patra Prakashan.

Adams Publishing Group has chosen Brainworks Stratica Advertising and CRM solution for their estimated 550 users companywide, according to Brainworks Software.

The Gazette in Colorado Springs made some changes last fall to right-size the way the southern Colorado publisher manages a number of customer-facing functions. In September,The Gazette tapped Naviga Global for cloud-based solutions to manage subscriptions, marketing functions and its digita…

“It’s quite aggressive what we’re trying to do,” Evvnt CEO Richard Green told News & Tech.Green, a chatty Brit, was talking about his push to sign up corporate and family-owned newspaper operations to his Evvnt platform. “Our mission is to get every single newspaper off the likes of City…

Where will artificial intelligence, algorithms and smart machines take journalism? Francesco Marconi, who led the development of the Associated Press and Wall Street Journal’s use of AI in journalism, addresses that in his new “Newsmakers: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Journalism…

The printing operation of German newspaper Mainpost is expanding its press automation with Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC). The mRC-3D and IDS-3D systems of the Dutch specialist in measurement and control equipment for the printing industry will be installed in Wurzburg, in central Germany.

Druckhaus Delmenhorst is slated for a new Commander CL. The floor-mounted Commander CL comprises three four-high towers, two KF 5 jaw folders and three Pastomat reelstands with a stripping station and Patras A paper-reel transport system.

This Valentine’s Day, break up with your Excel sheets and start using NinjaCat,” reads a recent tweet from NinjaCat.

The print advertising industry has grappled with the challenge of demonstrating return on investment to its advertisers, especially when compared with digital advertising and the myriad reporting and attribution metrics that are inherent to that delivery method. By leveraging location-based …

USA Today is now publishing revamped digital print replica editions of the daily USA Today, USA Today Sports Weekly and specials using Tecnavia’s NewsMemory technology.

A slew of vendors showcased their products and services at the Key Executives Mega-Conference, which took place Feb. 17-19 in Texas, at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel. The conference provides network opportunities and explores new solutions to issues facing the newspaper industry. Hosts were Amer…

The last daily edition of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette will be printed and distributed on Saturday, Jan. 25. But Little Rock’s daily newspaper is not folding — far from it.In one of the boldest moves in American newspaper history, Publisher Walter E. Hussman Jr. will continue to produce a d…

Walter Hussman’s plan to save theArkansas Democrat-Gazette may be a turning point in U.S. newspapering.

News & Tech recently caught up with Dean Ridings, CEO of America’s Newspapers. He talked about 2020 goals and events hosted by the Georgia-based organization, the outcome of a merger between the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association and the Inland Press Association.

Bayard Printing Group in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, ordered a closed-loop ink density and color registration system from DCOS Automation. The printer will install the equipment on its 16-unit DGM 440 heatset press, which consists of four 4-high towers and one folder. The install is slated f…

Over the years, new products and technologies have come to light at drupa, the world’s largest trade fair for the printing and media industry. For example, in 1990 Hoechst-Kalle displayed the N90 CTP plate, the first CTP plate that worked for newspapers. Industry innovators unveiled further …

There’s no shortage of news (some might say hype) on Big Data, AI and analytics and their role in the evolving media industry. In their 2017 survey of some 200 top editors, CEOs and digital leaders, the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism found that almost three-quarters were using…

Where will artificial intelligence, algorithms and smart machines take journalism? Francesco Marconi, who led the development of the Associated Press and Wall Street Journal’s use of AI in journalism, addresses that in his upcoming “Newsmakers: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Journ…

Town Square buys chamber guide firmIllinois-based Town Square Publications has bought Kansas-based Metro-Media, the Daily Herald (suburban Chicago) reported.With the purchase, Town Square becomes the country’s biggest publisher of chamber of commerce guides, the paper said.Paddock Publicatio…

The board of directors of Agfa-Gevaert, headquartered in Mortsel, Belgium, has chosen Pascal Juery as the company’s new CEO. He will take up the duty on Feb. 1. He succeeds Christian Reinaudo, who will continue to support the company as member of the board.

Shanghai United Media Group is updating its QIPC automation with a new mRC-3D color register control system. The EAE control system will be updated as well.

Chicago-based Tensor International, in cooperation with Simon Munday at National Printing Equipment of Australia, has been awarded a contract to add a new H-50 folder with quarter folder to the Papua New Guinea Post-Courier’s existing 18-unitT1400 press. Tensor will also be responsible for a…

Estonian print company Kroonpress has equipped its Goss M600 heatset press with Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC) press automation. Kroonpress is preparing the recently acquired press for the future and wants to keep the M600 in use for another 10 years, QIPC says.

rib Total Media, a family of community daily and weekly papers, a weekly shopper, commercial printing, promotional products, direct mail and digital services, chose The Siebold Company (TSC) for the removal and scrapping of TTM’s Goss Universal 70 press and Goss Newsliner Press.

Welcome 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. It’s also fun to see the old tech.If we wanted to go all the way back, we’d start with cave paintings, scrolls and Johannes …

Trade group the News Media Alliance monitors business, legal and legislative issues concerning the news industry. It’s interesting to chat from time to time with David Chavern, president and CEO, to see what issues theVirginia-based organization is stressing on Capitol Hill and elsewhere.

The ING 2020 Leadership Networking Summit will be at London-House Chicago hotel on the Chicago Riverfront Sept. 18–19.

I will remember fall ’19 as a season of research. I was involved in two major newspaper studies: one related to Millennials for North Dakota Newspaper Foundation and one to determine how community newspapers benefit (or suffer) from their digital presence, as part of a project I led for the …

Steve Andrist, executive director of North Dakota Newspaper Association, asked me an interesting question yesterday. It was related to my visit to Bismarck in October to work with a focus group of millennials from throughout the state who met together to spend a good part of a day looking at…

The Central Oregonian completed its first run on its newly installed pressline on Dec. 1, as planned. The second-hand 13-unit Goss Community SSC press was supplied, delivered and installed by im-PRESSions Worldwide. Central Oregonian’s parent company, Pamplin Media Group, negotiated the pres…

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.