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World Printers Forum Outlook 2021: Publishers to invest despite difficult 2020

2021-05-19. New report by World Printers Forum finds that newspaper publishers are going ahead with their investment plans in print despite the difficult situation posed by the pandemic in 2020.

World Press Trends Outlook: Digital transformation in the driver’s seat

One of the many silver linings of the pandemic for publishers has been the ability of their organisations to adapt quickly to this changing environment. For many, this meant speeding up their digital transformation efforts. In our just-published World Press Trends Outlook report, publishers told us that accelerating their digital transformation strategy was the most important change to make.

WAN-IFRA “Print Innovation Awards 2021” open for entries

2021-04-12. WAN-IFRA is inviting entries for its 4th annual Print Innovation Awards. The World Printers Forum’s competition celebrates the most innovative print ads as well as newspaper and magazine publishers’ products worldwide. The awards will be presented in Frankfurt at the World Printers Summit in October 2021.

The next round of the Asian Best in Print contest is back

2021-03-04. The Asian Best in Print 2021 contest is back with a lot of freshness and few changes in the criteria for application. The award’s objective is to prove and improve print reproduction quality while seeding the competitiveness among the organisation’s workforce. The call for entries is announced today.

How Canada’s Globe and Mail handled distribution issues during COVID-19

2020-11-17. One of the main challenges for newspapers during the COVID-19 crisis was logistics and distribution. With travel restrictions in place and staff not turning up for work, the last mile delivery system of several dailies was affected. However, in no time, publishers rose to the situation and brought in place measures to address the challenges. Similar was the case at Globe and Mail, Canada.

Winners of WAN-IFRA’s International Color Quality Club 2020-2022 Announced

2020-11-17. WAN-IFRA announces today the winners of the International Color Quality Club 2020–2022 contest (ICQC). Together 54 newspapers and magazines have achieved membership in the ICQC for two years.

Winners of WAN-IFRA’s Print Innovation Awards announced

2020-11-10. WAN-IFRA announced the winners of its third edition of Print Innovation Awards during the recent World Printers Summit.

Tribute to Boris Fuchs

Boris Fuchs, our dear friend and former colleague at WAN-IFRA, passed away this past week at the age of 87. The impact of his contributions on our industry and WAN-IFRA cannot be overstated. More importantly, the same can be said of the impact that his open, friendly nature had on his colleagues, family and friends.

Webinar takeaways: What is next in newspaper production? Cases from Belgium and Australia

The Coronavirus pandemic has brought many challenges to newspapers and their production operations.

Webinar takeaways: How Times Group has been handling print production during COVID-19

Snehasis Roy, Technical Director of India’s Times Group, recently joined us for a WAN-IFRA Webinar to discuss how the publishing house has been affected by COVID-19 and the measures they are undertaking to try to cope with the crisis.