Nigerian Watch switches publication frequency from once to twice a month

“We run out of copies before the end of every month. To satisfy this increasing demand for the publication, we have decided to increase frequency,” says Maryanne Jemide, Nigerian Watch’s managing director (pictured)

‘Do Something’: Guardian launches monthly supplement

‘Do Something’ is the title of a new monthly lifestyle magazine that Guardian News & Media (GNM) is launching as a supplement to its weekend edition of the Guardian. The first issue appears on 11 January 2014.

Tutorial helps prepare for the Color Quality Club competition 2013

Participants in the competition for membership in the International Newspaper Color Quality Club 2014-2016 maximise their chance of success by familiarising themselves in advance with the subject matter. An opportunity to do so was offered – as every year – by a preparatory WAN-IFRA Tutorial that, besides information about the contents and procedure of the competition, also communicated many practical tips.

Alternative paper for magazine printing

On 25 November 2013, The Globe and Mail and Washington Post distributed an issue of the Corporate Knights magazine, printed on a 60% wheat straw paper. Actor Woody Harrelson (on the cover) is an enthusiastic supporter of the project.

New media (r)evolution summit in Belgrade

On 6th November 2013 ABC Serbia celebrated its annual Media Summit in Belgrade. Manfred Werfel, Deputy CEO of WAN-IFRA (pictured), was one of the speakers in the session “new media (r)evolution”.

Malayala Manorama invests in print again

End of October 2013 Malayala Manorama, with around 2 million copies daily the 3rd largest circulation newspaper in India, ordered five double width Diamondspirit-SA newspaper presses from Mitsubishi as one further step of its project to convert its print production to double width. Executive Director George Jacob, to whom the newspaper still represents the main profit generator of the media company, decribes the progress of this large-scale project.

The importance of self–branding for journalists

Digital media and developments in news reporting are changing the way that journalists connect with their audience, and the demand-driven, personalised modern day news world means more journalists can be a brand themselves, not just a representative of their company.

Adding flexibility and individuality to print

At the Media Port Power of Print, Grit Neumann, Head of Sales & Marketing, Axel Springer Druckhaus Spandau (near Berlin) says she sees digital printing as the future of print in the digital age.

Q&A with Matthias Tietz of Germany’s Rheinische Post

In our September/October issue, we spotlight Germany’s Rheinische Post, which has been a member of our international community for 45 years. The Post’s parent company, Rheinische Post Mediengruppe (RPM) traces its origins to one of the first German newspaper publishers to receive a printing licence after World War II for its flagship newspaper.

BuzzFeed’s Community section: Publications recruit staff with UGC

BuzzFeed’s Community vertical takes user-generated content to the next level by giving readers the same publishing tools as reporters and even featuring audience-submitted pieces on the front page. The platform reprises the much-discussed question of how to define a journalist, as BuzzFeed uses the section as a recruiting tool.