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– acquiring Southern Lithoplate (SLP) service & parts assets. Kodak has announced the acquisition of the service and parts assets of Southern Lithoplate Inc., complementing the strategic alliance formed with SLP in December 2020. Southern Lithoplate’s strong customer support and expertise within the newspaper sector will now be fully integrated under Kodak’s umbrella of innovative and sustainable print solutions and technology. Kodak’s service and support team will provide a comprehensive plan for Southern Lithoplate’s customer base, offering a vast range of different service options to meet a wide variety of business requirements. “Our partnership with Southern Lithoplate deepens our expertise…

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WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum condemn the enforced closure of Apple Daily as a major blow to press freedom in Hong Kong. Following a second police raid on the newsroom in under a year, the coordinated arrests of editor-in-chief, Ryan Law, and four senior executives under the controversial national security law, and the subsequent freezing of the company’s assets on 17 June, Apple Daily was forced to take the extreme measure of ceasing operations due to the increasingly untenable situation. The culmination of a targeted campaign against the news organisation – that has seen the jailing of its owner,…

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The ambitious project aims to utilize the country’s own resources to meet the high demand for textbooks for a steadily growing number of young people. TBO Printing and Publishing S.C (TBO) in Addis Ababa celebrated the successful installation of the two manroland Goss CROMOMAN presses on May 31, 2021. The start-up of the fully installed ROTOMAN will follow shortly. The establishment of the first textbook production facility for East Africa is a very ambitious project for the country, wanting to utilize its own resources to meet the high demand for textbooks for a steadily growing number of young people. The…

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WAN-IFRA India’s virtual gathering of media leaders from 28 to 30 June 2021. India Media Leaders eSummit, WAN-IFRA India, India Media Leaders eSummit is an initiative from WAN-IFRA which will bring together CEO’s, managing directors, editors, publishers, business heads and other leaders from across print and digital function to discuss where the news media business is heading to, what are the challenges of journalism and of monetisation in the new order. Best practices from leading newsrooms, technologies that will transform the media landscape, innovations that drive our business, et al. will be discussed and debated. An event custom curated for…

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Scott, chairman emeritus of Schurz Communications, and a former Board member of both WAN and WAN-IFRA passed away on 26 May 2021. It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Scott C. Schurz. Scott was chairman emeritus of Schurz Communications, and a former Board member of both WAN and WAN-IFRA. On behalf of the World Association of News Publishers, we extend the condolences of the entire global newspaper community to his family and colleagues. Scott C. Schurz was recognised for his dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of journalism. He devoted his whole life…

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QIPC celebrates 25 year jubilee with the icing on the cake – First customer, Janssen/Pers Rotatiedruk, places new order 25 years after date. Q.I. Press Controls, the Dutch specialist in automation solutions for the printing industry, celebrates its 25 jubilee. Since the start in 1996, operating from a garage box, the company has grown to an internationally operating organisation with a worldwide network of offices and agencies. An extensive global client base relies on QIPC’s press automation solutions for enhanced print quality and efficiency on a daily basis. QIPC’s founders Erik van Holten and Menno Jansen started in 1996 in…

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The conference, with the theme ‘Digital revenue and technology,’ covered a range of news publishing topics, such as digital transformation, subscription stories, newsletters, ecommerce, and settling in with the ‘new COVID-19 normal’. The tenth edition of WAN-IFRA’s Digital Media India (DMI) conference was held virtually from 2 to 4 March, with more than 200 news media executives from over 15 countries in attendance. The Hindu Group was named “Champion Publisher of the year” on the occasion of the South Asian Digital Media 2020 Awards Ceremony. The theme of the conference was ‘Digital revenue and technology’. It covered a range of…

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STEC ready for additional jobs with Performance Package from QIPC-EAE. The Roman printshop of Società Tipografico Editrice Capitolina (STEC) is preparing for the extra orders it has received. The Performance Package from Q.I. Press Controls – Engineering Automation Electronics (QIPC-EAE) will ensure that the Goss Uniliner press, which will be in extra demand, will perform according to the standards that apply in the printing industry today. At the moment, the STEC printshop in Rome is expanding its production. “We are very proud to have earned the trust of new partners who rely on us for their production,” says STEC Director…

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KODAK SONORA Process Free Plates give Dewezet a clear efficiency advantage in prepress and newspaper printing. Faced with dwindling circulations and commercial constraints, newspaper printers are searching for ways to make their processes more efficient and more economical. Deister- und Weserzeitung (Dewezet) of Hamelin (Lower Saxony, Germany) is no exception. Every night, the company’s printing center produces around 60,000 newspaper copies. They are printed on a Geoman newspaper web press along with some 300,000 weekend freesheets, various newspaper pre-prints and a series of more minor publications. Dewezet needs about 600 plates per day in single format (321 x 512 mm)…

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Five key lessons in digital transformation. Edward Roussel, Chief Innovation Officer, Dow Jones & The Wall Street Journal, USA, will be joining the Digital Media India 2021 programme. He will deliver the keynote on ‘Five key lessons in digital transformation and how to pivot to be a digital-friendly news organisation’. Mr. Roussel will share the secret sauce behind developing new business opportunities and building media products. Do not miss the opportunity to listen to inspiring case studies in news publishing from the USA, Europe, Africa and India. WAN-IFRA members get complimentary registration. The conference timing will be 10 am -…

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