World Association of News Publishers

ANF Mar/Apr 2014

ANF Mar/Apr 2014

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The Indian Express

High-Speed Growth

"The ability to provide innovations; the ability to provide quality profile of readers and the ability to be able to prove and to track the respnse to the advertising. These are the three principle factors that will allow publishers to win on digital." - Anant Goenka

Anant Goenka, Head of New Media at the Indian Express Group, has a passion for business and journalism. Inspired by the personality and legacy of his grandfather Ramnath Goenka, the group's founder, he devotes his enthusiasm and energy to open new paths for the development of The Indian Express' digital business, which doesn't keep him from being an ardent and convincing advocate of the group's bright future in print.

Publish Asia 2014

Riding the waves of news media disruption

Is it wise to partner with Facebook, Yahoo! and Google or can news publishers succeed without them? Is native advertising possible without sacrificing credibility? Those are some of the questions to be answered at Publish Asia, the region's leading annual conference for newspaper and news publishers, to be held in Hong Kong from 23 to 25 April next. The conference will be opened by H.E. Leung Chun-yin, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Asministrative Region.


Singapore hosts World Press Photo

Having visited nearly 100 cities in 45 countries, the 2013 World Press Photo exhibition arrived this month in Singapore, its final destination. From 8 to 30 March, 154 stunning photos by the world’s top 54 photographers have been on show in the iconic setting of Rafflses Hotel.

Print is still alive in Australia

A new weekly newspaper launched in Australia on March 1st, bucking the trend of closures and the focus on digital with the editor saying demand remained for quality journalism.

Vietnam Plus raps up the news

Vietnam Plus, a sister unit of the state-run Vietnam News agency, is broadcasting rapped news bulletins online since November last year. They say the biweekly programme Rap News Plus is aimed at younger audiences who do not watch traditional news broadcasts.

Trade News

Fairfax: Fitness program for the newspaper

Australian media group Fairfax Media Limited is adapting newspaper production to changing conditions. A decentralization concept is set to realign capacity in the press hall and in the mailroom.

NSTP revamps circulation with Protec

The Malaysian publishing group The New Straits Times Press (NSTP) has bought SHIPO, the solution created by Protecmedia for everything related to the management of Circulation and Subscriptions.

Kompas upgrades CMS with Miles 33

Kompas – Indonesia’s largest national daily newspaper with a daily circulation of 530,000 – has gone live with a 400 seat multi-channel news publishing system.

Metro Media chooses Mediaspectrum

Jawa Pos Group acquires new Goss press

Business News

OneIndia: All India with a single plan

Six leading Indian publications – Hindustan Times, Hindustan, The Hindu, The Hindu Tamil, The Telegraph and Ananda Bazar Patrika – have come together and formed the OneIndia group as a platform to facilitate reach to the largest print audience with a single advertisement.

Stock market snapshots

SPH invests in Magzter

Media Prima: resilient in a challenging year


JoongAng Ilbo's newsroom: Eye to Eye on news

Newsrooms around the world are looking for innovative ways to re organise and integrate in order to gain efficiency and adapt to the challenge of producing content for a growing variety of channels. With these objectives in mind, South Korea’s JoongAng Ilbo revamped its newsroom two years ago and introduced the “Eye room” concept.

Press Freedom

HK stands up for press freedom

Thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong on March 2 to protest against threats to press freedom in the city, days after a former newspaper editor was attacked and severely injured with a cleaver in broad daylight.

Controversial secrets law in Japan

Myanmar journalist handed one year jail term


The start of a new beginning

Publishers have been anticipating resurgence in their fortunes in six months’ time for the last eight years. Suddenly that resurgence may be upon us.

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