World Association of News Publishers

ANF Sept/Oct 2012

ANF Sept/Oct 2012

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Summaries of main articles published in ANF July/Aug 2012. Click on headlines to read articles in ePaper edition.

Al Ghad - Jordan United Press

Bright Tomorrow

Swept by the Arab Spring in 2012, the Middle East is undergoing profound social, political and economic transformations. Against all odds, Al Ghad (Tomorrow) daily newspaper had anticipated, back in 2004, the emergence in Jordan of a sustainable environment for independent media. Positioning itself as a game-changer, Al Ghad rapidly thrived in adversarial conditions and envisions today the future with confidence.

World Publishing Expo 2012

Expo - simple solutions for complex challenges

The transformative nature of the industry will be more than evident in the halls of the Frankfurt Messe during the World Publishing Expo (29-31 October). Exhibitors' latest solutions, whether they be for mobile/tablet or editorial/advertising or printing or postpress, are all being developed to ease costs and workflow and to create opportunities for publishers.

Production technology: Tailored to satisfy requirements

Editorial: One solution for multiple platforms

Tablets trending to 2.0

Digital Media Asia 2012

The digital-first generation

Digital is not business as usual. To re-invent news media on mobile devices, engage users via social media and generate new advertising revenues, creativity and talent must take the lead. More than 300 media executives will gather in Kuala Lumpur November 27 to 29 at the 4th Digital Media Asia (DMA) conference to get inspiration and concrete business ideas from some of the world's most forward-looking media organisations.

Gulf News starts 1st Cortina outside Europe

Al Nisr Publishing, the United Arab Emirates' publisher of the Gulf News started printing in June in waterless offset on a multi-unit Koening & Bauer (KBA) Cortina with both coldset and heatset capabilities. The highly automated web press is the first Cortina installation outside Europe. Its inauguration marked a change of format for the Gulf News to the Berliner format.

Fairfax orders Q.I.'s mRC

Glunz & Jensen in China

Nishinippon orders 4x1 DIAMONDSPIRIT

Business News

Diversification pays off at SPH

Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH) reported on 12 October its results for the year ended 31 August 2012 (FY 2012). Group recurring earnings of $410.2 million were slightly higher by $1.2 million or 0.3% compared to the previous financial year, as growth in the property and exhibitions businesses cushioned the lower profits from the newspaper and magazine segment.

Lai to sell Taiwan media business

Media development

Focus on Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam

How does one best groom media leaders of the future? WAN-IFRA believes a successful formula can be that of the newly launched Media Professionals Programme (MPP), which brings together a group of mid-level media managers for a leadership programmed that includes individual career coaching, leadership skills development, networking as well as peer mentoring.

Vietnam jails three bloggers

India drops cartoonist's sedition charges


WEF elects 5 APAC board members

New CEO begins duties at WAN-IFRA

Newsplex Asia: High-tech newsroom of the future opens

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Nurul Fitriyana


2012-08-21 05:38

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