It’s a fascinating time in the newspaper business, especially from a research perspective. 2020 marks my ﬁfth straight year polling newspapers in the U.S. and Canada about the overall health of the industry. I’ve just completed crunching the numbers from the most recent survey and will sh…
even as so-called “news deserts” appear across America, millionaires are investing in new and existing newspapers. One investor even says there is now a “new path forward” for community newspapers.
The managers of the Times Union (Albany, New York) faced a task recently, one that many American companies have faced. They needed to move operations offsite in the face of the coronavirus epidemic.
Koenig & Bauer and Muller Martini are among vendors focusing on remote-based solutions to serve customers’ equipment maintenance needs amid in-person restrictions resulting from COVID-19.
The Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina, is ramping up for a major controls system upgrade. The publisher in August signed a deal with DCOS Automation to replace existing press registration system on its two Goss Metroliner double-width presses.
like every other business, the newspaper industry has been significantly impacted by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. As a result, publishers have put cloud-enabled technologies to work to take operations remote where possible. They’ve also worked to mitigate risk to essential employees, inclu…
California-based Delta Print Group has consolidated its print operations by merging five print companies under one roof. imPRESSions Worldwide helped in the effort with the relocation of two of the company’s presses. imPRESSions undertook the dismantling of a Goss Community SSC and a Heidelb…
Alpha Group, an in-house tech incubator for Advance Local, has launched a text campaign on schools reopening for nj.com, using Subtext, one of Alpha’s MVAs. MVAs are minimum viable products, products that are designed to be used as tests of technology in the marketplace.
As the digital large format print business continued to increase due to more customization and shorter runs, A&M Printing, headquartered in the San Francisco Bay area, needed to address current customer needs for larger runs on corrugated boards.
News & Tech had a chance in July to talk to powerhouse researcher Penny Abernathy, author of “News Deserts and Ghost Newspapers: Will Local News Survive?” The 2020 report, which documents and analyzes the loss of local news and its implications for our democracy, is the fourth offering i…
Tribune Publishing Co. said it deployed the NewsWayX workflow system from ProImage across all six of its print production sites. The Tribune operates production facilities at the Chicago Tribune, the Hartford (Connecticut) Courant, the Baltimore Sun, the South Florida Sun Sentinel, and the N…
The giant webinar wave that crashed through American service and software companies has seemingly dissipated. It may rise back up in the fall, as conferences that were scheduled for autumn go virtual.
The Local Journalism Sustainability Act, introduced on July 16, is a bipartisan bill co-sponsored by U.S. Representatives Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Arizona) and Dan Newhouse (R-Washington).
The City Sun Times in June became the most recent newspaper to join family-owned media company O’Rourke Media Group. Since 2019, up-and-coming newspaper and digital marketing solutions company O’Rourke has acquired 14 newspapers in Vermont, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Arizona.
Electronic Design Group has a contract to upgrade one press of DC drives and supervisors and 18 RTPs on three presses at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution print facility.
• One area of ad spend that has increased is digital video (i.e. preroll, OTT and YouTube). People are consuming media much more than ever before. • Pockets of healthcare, education, home services and technology are thriving in this pandemic. • In looking at advertising by industry, from April to May, the most growth among Adcellerant partners was in retail (+650), entertainment (+550) and tourism (+550). Cannabis came in at +77 and healthcare at +55. • Vacations are being planned within driving distance, so media can market to that. • Nearly half of American small businesses do not have their own websites. • Online sales are up 52% since the pandemic started. Consumers are adopting and intensifying behaviors and will likely stick with many new routines. The “new normal” (forgive the cliché) is starting to emerge. • Feedback is paramount in this pandemic, says Earles. She suggests implementing a chat widget or conducting surveys in your business community. • Adcellerant suggests hosting an educational webinar in your community.
The Daily Standard (Celina, Ohio) tapped The Siebold Company (TSC) for a new TSC AC press drive control to replace its Fincor DC drive. The Fincor press drive components are no longer available. The new TSC AC press drive will be equipped with a larger motor than the Fincor DC drive, which w…
Printing Branch, part of China’s Gansu Daily Newspaper Group, has undergone a large-scale modernization. The updates include an investment in new press automation, with a Q.I. Press Controls’ (QIPC) automatic color register system mRC-3D.
Belgium-based Agfa has released Arkitex Production version 4.0. The new version focuses on tighter integration with press management systems for just-in-time plate delivery and incorporates multitenant capabilities as well as improved planning and tracking, the company says.
German press manufacturer Koenig & Bauer is applying for a government loan of up to €120 million ($137 million) to supplement existing credit lines, the company announced.
Independent.ie, the website of the Irish Independent newspaper, went behind a paywall this spring and tasked Ireland-based Flip-Pay to help with the switch.
Free trials and high demand for digital media led to a surge in new subscribers for media and publishers from March through the end of May, according to subscription management platform provider Zuora.
Recently bindery equipment and printing controller supplier ECS (Glastonbury, Connecticut) needed to retrofit a Goss Magnapak inserter. ECS serves many of the largest printers in the country.
Manroland Goss Americas, a subsidiary of web offset press manufacturer manroland Goss web systems, has relocated its bindery and post-press equipment service organization in Effingham, Illinois, to its Americas headquarters in Durham, New Hampshire.
With a recent retrofit of a Lithoman press at Weiss Druck, manroland Goss, together with grapho metronic, the subsidiary responsible for measuring and control technology, have installed the 5,000th inline ink density measuring camera on a printing press. “A world record for a record-breaking…
InfoMark is partnering with The Lamar Democrat (Vernon, Alabama). The paper is using InfoMark tech to tie its newsprint to the digital world with audio, video, photos and other digital content.
Northwest Offset Printing completed its first run on its “new” pressline on June 1 as scheduled. The eight-tower Goss Magnum Press was supplied, delivered and installed by imPRESSions Worldwide.
Burda Druck has opted to install Gammerler systems at sites in France and Offenburg and Nuremberg, Germany, according to a news release from Gammerler. Germany-based Burda Druck does commercial and magazine printing.