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Summaries of articles published in World News Publishing Focus May/June 2014. Click headlines to read full articles in the ePaper edition.


It’s time to shake things up

By Dean Roper, Editor-in-Chief

“Doing things differently”… it’s something that I have heard and read frequently in the past few months. And I am certain I will hear it often in a few weeks when the world’s press gathers in Torino, Italy, for the World Newspaper Congress, World Editors Forum and World Advertising Forum.

New webinars for emerging markets



MediaHackDays winners taking next step

Some surprising things happened to journalist and hackathon novice Cathrine Gyldensted of Denmark the first weekend in May. First, her idea pitch was voted the most popular by other participants. Minutes later, she was putting together a team of people she’d only just met, and in less than 48 hours they had created a finished news quiz product that was available online by Sunday afternoon that also took first place at the hackathon.

Data protection – raising awareness

Taking ‘stock’ of selected media companies


European DMA winners raise the bar

With 107 entries from 21 countries, the European Digital Media Awards judges faced some tough choices when it came to picking among the outstanding innovators across the continent, but their final selections sketch a portrait of an industry re-inventing itself with considerable energy and panache. The nature of the winners also tells a powerful tale of the role of media today.


A taste of Congress menu

With such a varied programme at World Newspaper Congress, the World Editors Forum and World Advertising Forum, it’s good to take a quick deep breath to assess the overriding trends heading into Torino in June.


Decoding journalism

As Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian US, Janine Gibson led the paper’s groundbreaking coverage of the National Security Agency’s surveillance activities based on the leaks of Edward Snowden. Here she shares much of that journey with Julie Posetti.



Best possible conditions for print evaluation

Good quality is a competitive factor and frequently a sensitive issue in the area of advertising. But what is good? In this article, two specialists, Peter Karp of Fogra and Bernhard Stöhr of impakt-medien, offer their opinions on the topic of evaluating print and the conditions necessary to do so in the printing plant. The focus here is on the core elements for the evaluation of a colour print: reference and viewing conditions.

Printing Summit 2014


Investment and development

Newscycle software for publishers in Norway, USA, and more

Times of London goes ‘live’ with EidosMedia’s Méthode

Acquisitions, agreements, mergers and subsidiaries

Kenyan publishers invest


‘30 Days for Freedom’ puts
spotlight on jailed journalists

On Friday 4 April, WAN-IFRA launched an exciting month-long online campaign to highlight the plight of jailed journalists worldwide by focusing on 30 individuals currently imprisoned because of their work.



Asian Media Awards highlight Publish Asia 2014

Publish Asia 2014, held in Hong Kong, addressed many hot topics in the industry, but as always, one of the highlights of the event was the presentation of the annual Asian Media Awards. This year saw a record participation of 534 entries, with The Star (Malaysia), The South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), Singapore Press Holdings (Singapore) and The New Straits Times (Malaysia) among the top winners.


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