In April, the Association for Print Technologies (APTech), in collaboration with WhatTheyThink, is presenting "Tax Reform for Print Businesses," a four-part weekly series of free webinars to provide print business owners including newspapers and their executives key questions to ask their CP…

The Philadelphia Inquirer was among the first, adding interactive features that bridged the print edition to a reader's smart device in 2012 (see News & Tech, May 2012). AR technology, although not as widely adopted as the industry may have envisioned it would be by now, continues to evo…

Almost every research study that analyzes news media habits reaches the same conclusion — OTT content is growing exponentially and is by far the video consumption choice among younger audiences. In some markets, consumers are expected to view an average of 19 hours of OTT content weekly by 2…

It's been more than six years since newspapers began experimenting with augmented reality features. The Philadelphia Inquirer was among the first, adding interactive features that bridged the print edition to a reader's smart device in 2012 (see News & Tech, May 2012). AR technology, alt…

Olive Software, an e-publishing company based in Aurora, Colorado, went live with its Olive Cross Media app in January 2018. The app is built for use on tablets and mobile devices. OCM advertises as a program that is able to bundle all content information in a single application.

Competition in today's media requires publishers to establish meaningful connections with consumers. It's hoped that these relationships will boost revenue streams and customer growth. RebelMouse, a CMS agency, shares its experiences in a report that outlines how to build the organic loyalty…

A three-year project to upgrade the controls and drives on the press used for The Halifax Herald Ltd.'s flagship newspaper, The Chronicle Herald, recently wrapped up.

The project included the replacement of three 150HP 1395 drives and one PLC/5 drive masters, with off the shelf Allen-Bradley hardware. The remaining two 1395 drives are still operation, interfaced to the new drive master PLC, thus allowing the full press-wide upgrade to be staged over multi…

When the publisher set out to find a solution to manage and report on its delivery, it wanted one that was all encompassing and could handle myriad tasks. Specifically, CMG wanted to be able to generate daily route book production and delivery reports, and to capitalize on route management a…

As we look forward to 2018, our industry will continue to roll with the changes. To do so, and to pivot correctly, it’s important that vendors, publishers, and production managers arm themselves with the proper information.

Dirks, Van Essen & Murray is a New Mexico-based merger and acquisition firm. Since its inception in 1980, the firm has focused primarily on assisting companies in the sale, acquisition and valuation of daily and weekly newspapers for a variety of purposes. News & Tech caught up with …

Distributed content has turned the digital publishing business model on its head. Once an easy source of quick ad revenue, distributed content has changed how and where people consume content. Today the majority of publisher site traffic often comes from one-and-done, anonymous readers who c…

The Tulsa World continues to invest in technology to improve quality not only for its flagship daily, but to stake its claim as a competitive regional printer. To that end, the publisher has embarked on a multi-phase project to increase efficiency and redundancy to meet commercial demand.

Mobile platforms offer a lot. The variety of platforms and the freedom of customization can lead to award-winning strategies, such as the Economist's engagement strategy. These platforms will gain a status of increasing importance in the next few years, and the media industry is reacting to …

These days, just about everything is done digitally. Consumers can pay their bills, communicate, shop and more, all through a digital source. Therefore, it should come as no shock that media consumption is taking a deep plunge into the digital age. With that plunge come new challenges. A 201…

It was 1807 when German inventor Friedrich Koenig first set out for London with a dream of creating a steam-driven printing press. There, fate aligned his path with that of precision engineer Andreas Bauer. In 1814, The Times became the first paper to be printed on a double-cylinder press th…

The Chief Content Club will kick off later this summer and is inspired by LMA’s popular Chief Digital Club, which launched in January of this year.

A recent report released by Oxford’s Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism outlines the different digital news preferences of 36 countries. The Digital News Report for 2017 surveyed over 70,000 people from these countries.

This convenience is one of the many goals of KIT, a Swedish start-up digital distribution company launched in April 2015. KIT does content generation and delivery across a multitude of social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and a multitude of regions.

The Buffalo (New York) News made an investment in mailroom efficiencies in an effort to create sustainable change and reduce operating costs as the paper adjusts to diminishing readers and insert customers.

The email newsletter platform, popular in the 1990s, is having a major resurgence. In a recent study by Pew Research Center, 15 percent of readers consistently consume news through emails. And about half of those are very loyal to that pathway. Indeed, most news consumers — 65 percent, according to the Pew study, are loyal to a specific way of receiving online news.

While trends come and go, it is always interesting to look at what the future might have in store for the industry.

Based on the notion that readers in small communities want and need useful, informative news, John P. Garrett, owner and publisher of Community Impact Newspaper, has been growing his company since its founding in 2005.

There is no doubt in any of our minds that there is less demand for print newspapers than there used to be. As of March 2016, graphic arts supplies shipments dropped 10.3 percent year-over-year.

Four years ago, Chicago-based newspaper and commercial printer Topweb LLC expanded its web offset printing operation with the addition of a TKS JetLeader 1500 digital inkjet press. The following year the operation added a second TKS JetLeader press. Both digital presses were configured with …