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

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…

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.

Photo: Las Vegas Review-JournalThe Las Vegas-Review Journal prints a number of commercial jobs across its Newsliner and Didde presses. Its updated prepress workflow will position the publisher to court more commercial work in the future.

News Hub Media has launched AI4Images.com, a platform that enhances images automatically. The AI4Images name refers to Artificial Intelligence for Image Enhancement.

Tim Van Driessche has joined the imPRESSions Worldwide sales team. Van Driessche, who is based in St. Paul, Minnesota, brings over 40 years of experience in the printing industry.Capital Newspapers (Wisconsin) has named Aaron Holbrook regional editor, overseeing the news staff of the Beaver …

America’s Newspapers — the association formed from the merger of the Inland Press Association and Southern Newspaper Publishers Association — was ceremonially launched Oct. 6 at its inaugural annual meeting in Chicago.America’s Newspapers unites two of the oldest press associations to form o…

The resource-strapped Denver Post has contracted with a Seattle software company that will create prep sports stories without the helping hand or insights of humans.

Walter Hussman Jr. is one of the most innovative — and, at times, controversial — newspaper publishers in the United States. He’s making news again. He’s eliminating print delivery except for Sundays.

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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