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News 2018-02-16T11:28:54+00:00

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MORTONS Print has been named Regional Newspaper Printer of the Year for the second year in a row and took first place honours in the Niche Market Newspaper of the Year category at the Newsawards 2018. [...]

Flint Group and Sun Chemical set to raise ink prices

Flint Group and Sun Chemical are both set to increase prices of various inks and coatings at the beginning of March. Flint Group’s CPS Inks division will implement a global price increase of up to [...]

Manroland web systems and Goss intend to merge

MANROLAND web systems and Goss International’s printing press business are planning to combine their businesses. “The combined company will benefit from the companies’ complementary geographic footprints, create extensive synergies, ensure long-term viability, and provide value-oriented [...]

Trinity Mirror to buy Northern & Shell’s publishing assets

The owner of the Daily Mirror has agreed to buy the company behind titles including the Daily Express, the Daily Star and magazines such as OK! The deal is subject to shareholder approval. Trinity Mirror [...]

Ashley Highfield: Local papers will close under Lords DP Bill clauses

Johnston Press chief executive Ashley Highfield (pictured) has warned that local newspapers will close if MPs do not overturn the Section 40-style clause in the Data Protection Bill when it comes before the House of Commons. [...]

FT: 910,000 paid-for readers across print and digital

The Financial Times (FT) celebrates its 130th anniversary this month having achieved a record high paid-for readership in 2017. More than 910,000 paid-for readers come to the FT across print and digital, up eight percent [...]

The Oldham Chronicle set for relaunch

THE Oldham Chronicle relaunches tomorrow, 14 February, as a digital-only title, six months after the 163-year-old regional daily newspaper went into administration. The new operators, radio station Revolution 96.2 owned by Credible Media, say the [...]

Independent News and Media partners with PCS to rollout NCS for Belfast Telegraph

INDEPENDENT News and Media (INM) has gone live in Northern Ireland with a circulation, distribution and subscription tool (NCS). INM has partnered with PCS to rollout the NCS for the Belfast Telegraph, allowing the publisher to [...]

NMA seeks assurances over local council papers

THE News Media Association (NMA) is seeking assurances that the Government remains committed to stamping out "town hall Pravdas" after an apparent climbdown from pursuing legal action against two local authorities who persist with the [...]

PM Theresa May launches government review of newspapers

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a review into the future of the newspaper industry, warning that the closure of hundreds of titles was a "danger to our democracy". In a speech in Manchester, she warned [...]

The Guardian – day one as a tabloid

Guardian Print Centre presses rolled in Manchester and London for the last time on Saturday evening when the last Berliner-sized copies of The Observer were produced for yesterday’s Sunday readers, writes Gary Cullum. Today The [...]

Robert Thomson: Digital world is dysfunctional

News Corp chief executive Robert Thomson has said that the digital world is “dysfunctional from a content creative perspective” and that Google and Facebook need to change their behaviour to ensure that publishers can continue [...]