World Association of News Publishers

ANF Sept/Dec 2015

ANF Sept/Dec 2015

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HT Media

The Digital Promise

In a still print-centric Indian market, HT Media, the publisher of the Hindustan Times, Hindustan and Mint, is currently undertaking a major transformation in the way it produces and distributes its content across platforms, animated by the fi rm belief that digital practices can drive improvements in its journalism, reshape its relationship with its audiences, and secure its future.

Newsroom Trends

Five key takeaways from this year's winning newsrooms

Every year, WAN-IFRA honours and shares the most innovative case studies from news organisations that are successfully connecting with young readers. Aralynn McMane, WAN-IFRA's Executive Director of Youth Engagement and News Literacy, draws lessons from this year's winners...

How Guardian works with analytics, audience development

The increasing use and sophistication of analytical programmes to help editors understand where the audience is, what it wants to consume and when and what it responds to is complemented by the arrival of the "growth team" in newsrooms. But numbers mean nothing without insight, as Federica Cherubini explains in this excerpt from our recently published Trends in Newsrooms 2015 report

Trade News

SPH incubator shortlists 8 Start-ups

Eight start-ups shortlisted for the Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) Plug and Play accelerator programme have pitched to active early-stage investors and key industry players in Singapore's media and start-up scene on October 21. This Demo Day was the culmination of an immersive 3-month programme where start-ups developed their products, acquired users, and built partnerships with established brands.

MediaCorp appoints CheeK as CCO

MediaCorp recently announced the appointment of industry veteran Cheah Chee Kong, better known as CheeK, as Chief Content Officer (CCO), a move that underlines the Singapore company's commitment to creating quality content.

News Corp gets personal with Outbrain

NewsLifeMedia CEO, Nicole Sheffield and News Corp Australia's group director for digital product and development, Alisa Bowen, announced on October 26 that News Corp Australia has signed an exclusive three year output deal for content recommendation with the leading content discovery platform Outbrain.

Beijing Daily opts again for KBA

Beijing Daily Group will increase its production flexibility and efficiency in 2016 by extending its KBA Comet – installed in 2010 – with two new printing towers and two folders. The delivery package also includes adjusting the production capabilities of the existing Comet and a new mailroom system for the entire plant.

AIP acquires Goss International

American Industrial Partners (AIP), a middle-market private equity firm focused on acquiring and improving North American-headquartered industrial businesses, has completed on September 18 the acquisition of Goss International and its subsidiaries from Shanghai Electric Corporation.

People's Daily orders manroland commercial press

Using innovations to woo advertisers

Crowdfunded news agency launches in HK

Business News

SCMP acquires

SCMP Group, the publisher of Hong Kong's English language newspaper of reference, the South China Morning Post, has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority stake in My- Dress Holdings Ltd, operator of, a fashion e-commerce market leader in Hong Kong. Upon completion of the transaction, the SCMP Group will own the majority of My- Dress Holdings through a wholly-owned subsidiary.

HuffPost Australia turns the lights on

Fairfax Media and The Huffington Post Media Group have officially launched HuffPost Australia, a new edition of The Huffington Post, and welcomed influential media personality Lisa Wilkinson as Editor-at-Large.


Strategies not to pursue when tackling ad blocking

Over the last three years we have experimented with different approaches and technologies to tackle the problem of ad blocking, writes Johnny Ryan, Head of Ecosystem at PageFair in this guest column. In part this is because PageFair's founders are publishers who have suffered the pain of adblocking first hand.


O great Sales Rep: Wherefore art thou?

A typical conversation with most of my clients goes like this: "Peter, you do not understand! This is Hungary, this is South Africa, this is Miami, this is Saudi Arabia; we just cannot find reps that really want to work, reps that are hungry, reps that are driven by making money. HELP!"

Business Models

New report examines business models for newspapers and printers

Nine years ago, WAN-IFRA brought out a Special Report on the separation of publishing and printing. It was based on the growing trend among publishers to identify their core competence and to separate print production from the publishing business. It aimed to identify the distinctive features of the then-current best performing printing strategies and also help newspaper publishers in developing effective business strategies that were best suited to their specifi c needs and markets.

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