World Association of News Publishers

ANF Jul/Aug 2014

ANF Jul/Aug 2014

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Summaries of main articles published in ANF JUL/AUG 2014. Click on headlines to read articles in ePaper edition.

Next Media Limited

Zooming in on the User

Silicon Valley’s mantra “Fail fast - Succeed faster” symbolises the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship of digital start-ups. Next Media might be one of the few legacy media companies that has fully embraced this paradigm of the new economy. After a hectic 2013 marked by the sale of the Group’s Next TV and the discontinuation of its Hong Kong’s free paper, Sharp Daily, Next Media has emerged in 2014 with a clear digital lead and an aggressive growth strategy centered on print and digital users and powered by cloud engine data analytics.

Publish Asia 2014

Asian newspapers show multimedia strength in HK

Held for the first time in Hong Kong, WAN-IFRA’s premier conference in the Asia-Pacific region gathered over 400 media executives from 29 countries. Under the theme “Riding the Waves of News Media Disruption,” top Asian and international speakers – such as Michael Golden, The Vice Chairman of The New York Times, Scott Lamb, VP International at Buzzfeed, Cassian Cheung, CEO of NextMedia and Mark Little, Founder and CEO of Storyful – illustrated, through case studies and animated panel discussions, the dynamic reaction of the news media industry to the new digital economy paradigms.

Asian Media Awards 2014

Asian Media Awards 2014 winners

In their 12th edition, WAN-IFRA’s annual Asian Media Awards gathered a record of 534 entries countries from all over Asia and the Middle East competing for excellence in seven major categories.


SPH Digital strengthens its ad offering

SPH Digital, a new division of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), introduced in May SPH’s comprehensive suite of digital advertising solutions across its portfolio of online media properties.

Stepping in content marketing

Recognising the increasing popularity of content marketing, SPH has recently set up a Content Studio to give brands different means of communicating with their target groups. Experienced journalists work with advertisers to repackage relevant content from SPH’s extensive archives, create bespoke content and draw on brand-owned content. These are then propagated across premium SPH digital assets in the form of native advertisements – they sit alongside editorial stories but are flagged out clearly as sponsored content.

New Head at Dow Jones Asia

INYT's Phua promoted to executive VP

Chinese newspaper industry mourns 

Trade News

Oita Godo orders 2 Mitsubishi presses

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Printing & Packaging Machinery (MHI) announced a contract signing with Oita Godo Shimbun Inc. for the purchase of two Mitsubishi 4 x 1 DIAMONDSPIRIT newspaper offset presses. The new presses are scheduled for delivery in 2015 and will be housed in the publisher’s new printing center in Oita, Kyushu.

CCI steps in China

CCI, a leading provider of digital, online, advertising and print solutions for multimedia news environments, announced at the recent Publish Asia 2014 the appointment of AWT System as its exclusive strategic business partner for China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South East Asia.

Malayala Manorama invests in mailroom

Malayala Manorama is modernizing and expanding its printing capacity with new generation presses and mailrooms. Its five Mitsubishi’s new presses, ordered last year, will be equipped with a state-of-the-art mailroom from Muller Martini that will ensure a speedy production process from the printing press to the ramp at the paper’s three printing plants.

Philippine Star launches new feed-driven app

KBA retrofit at Al-Ahram

Goss appoints new MD for APAC

Business News

Emerging Asia leads ad spent growth

Global media owner advertising revenues will grow by 6.4% in 2014 to $516 billion according to MAGNA GLOBAL’s latest study. The media investment firm forecasts that of the $31bn of additional advertising spend expected in 2014, almost 60% will come from North America and Emerging Asia.

Stock market snapshots

Cost saving pays off at SPH

Digital ad spend to grow almost 20%


A year of transition for media

The level of change in media that had become the norm in recent years seems to be about to go exponential in 2014.The clearest example of this acceleration in product consumption has to be mobile, signalling what will be the most rapid transition in the whole history of media.

Press Freedom

Malaysiakini faces legal actions over comments

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak launched last month a legal action against leading independent news website Malaysiakini, known for its often harsh criticism of the long-ruling government, the portal said.

BBC to launch online Thai news service

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Nurul Fitriyana


2014-09-10 09:34

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