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World News Publishing Focus 07/08.2013

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Summaries of articles published in World News Publishing Focus July/August 2013. Click headlines to read full articles in the ePaper edition.


Editorial: Pat yourselves on the back!

As an industry we don’t exactly have a reputation for “tooting our own horns,” especially not these days. Well, honk, honk!

The industry’s annual premier event, The World Newspaper Congress, World Editors Forum, World Advertising Forum and Info Services Expo in Bangkok last month, was a smash hit – and on so many levels. Again, especially considering the worldwide economic climate and the challenges facing our industry.

Expo around the corner

El Tiempo: paywall coming

Casa Editorial El Tiempo, publisher of Colombia’s leading daily newspaper and numerous other publications, is a classic example of a multimedia group flourishing in a region where the traditional business model still works, yet there are signs that danger lurks around the corner. Fortunately, El Tiempo has the luxury to soak in the lessons learned from its North American colleagues to prepare its future strategy.

Taking ‘stock’ of selected media companies


World Newspaper Congress 2013

Our takeaways from Bangkok

The World Newspaper Congress, World Editors Forum and World Advertising Forum in Bangkok gave the more than 1,500 delegates a wide range of practical advice as well as future insights.

Consumers come to the fore

Consumer first. Multimedia transformation and diversification worldwide. The power of user data. Daringness. And, yes, the power of print.

Digital paid content report

Naturally, online paid content strategies was a hot topic in Bangkok. ... As a longstanding industry organisation, WAN-IFRA has seen many projects since the advent of the Internet in which publishing companies tried to compel users to pay for editorial content and services. In the next few weeks, we will publish a report on this very (hot) topic.

World Editors Forum 2013

A man for his country, a media for a nation

Myanmar has 50 years of catch-up to reach par with the rest of the world.
The media sector is no exception. Dr. Than Htut Aung, Chairman and CEO of Eleven Media Group and 2013 WAN-IFRA Golden Pen of Freedom laureate, knows this better than most.

Think big, look forward and embrace collaboration

Several speakers at the World Editors Forum encouraged delegates to look more widely than the news business and to think more openly about their own journalism and business, to better prepare for a rapidly changing future.

Trends in Newsrooms 2013

The latest Trends in Newsrooms report, produced by the World Editors Forum, is now available, and covers an array of critical issues (see box). The last chapter in the report features interviews with a handful of experts about the future of journalism. Here are excerpts from their answers to the question: Which of the current trends in journalism will have the most impact in upcoming years?


World Press Trends 2013

Get engaged with your audience

Always a highlight at the World Newspaper Congress, WAN-IFRA unveils its World Press Trends report and this year’s findings show that, despite all the economic and social pressures, news media are flourishing.


World Advertising Forum 2013

Big picture: ‘Change will never be this slow again’

If you think the pace of change has been fast in recent years, then you’ll want to brace yourself for what’s coming in the near future.


Investment and development

Major publishing houses worldwide order systems

Several major media groups recently placed large-scale orders for systems with their preferred suppliers or have put content management or advertising solutions into operation.

Retrofitting offers alternative to buying

While reports of publishers and printing companies investing in new production equipment have become fewer, they do still exist. Flourishing alongside this is the retrofitting business: modernising existing equipment has developed into a new branch of business for many suppliers.

Goss Magnum Compact – multi-purpose for short press runs

With the Magnum Compact, Goss International has launched a new press, presented for the first time at China Print in Beijing in May this year. According to Goss it can be used for the production of newspapers, books and semi-commercial products with speeds of up to 45,000 cph.


 WAN-IFRA Bulletin

Brunegård elected WAN-IFRA president

Tomas Brunegård, Chairman of the Stampen Media Group in Sweden, has been elected President of WAN-IFRA. Brunegård was elected to a two-year term during the organisation’s annual meetings in Bangkok, Thailand. He succeeds Jacob Mathew, Executive Editor and Publisher of the Malayala Manorama Group of Publications in Kerala, India.

WAN-IFRA India set for 11-13 September

Out now: South Asian Newspaper Directory

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Gordon Steiger


2013-07-05 09:15

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