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ANF Mar/Apr 2013

ANF Mar/Apr 2013

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Thai Rath's Trend VG3

Next-Generation News

Transformation from a traditional newspaper publisher to a true multimedia company is in full swing at Thai Rath, Thailand's largest daily newspaper. At the heart of the company's drive to digital excellence is Trend VG3, a separate organisation created four years ago to handle all of Thai Rath's digital and broadcasting activities.

Bangkok 2013

World Newspaper Congress: Yes we can!

We can place innovation back at the heart of our traditional news media companies and lead change in the new digital economy; we can convince young talent to work in the print media and link newspapers with universities and with the creative start-up ecosystem; we can improve our print publications and slow their decline; we can monetize online content and develop sustainable online businesses; we can tackle digital pure-players and find higher yields for our digital inventories; we can produce quality independent journalism online...

Trade News

Global news brands expand in Japan

Two of the most prestigious newspaper and online pure-player global news brands – The New York Times and the Huffington Post – recently announced up coming ventures in Japan.

Al-Jazirah embarks on Goss Lifetime Support project

Al-Jazirah Corporation of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has chosen to partner with Goss International on an ambitious press upgrade, refurbishment and relocation venture. Scheduled to be in full print production by the end of the second quarter 2013, the project involves reconfiguring a total of 88 Goss Universal single-wide press units.

TOI and Dainik Bhaskar opt for Ferag

Al-Sabah chooses KBA

Pongrass steps into China

Business News

Next Media Taiwan sale falls through

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai declared on March 26 that he will “never” sell his Next Media Taiwan print operations, after the proposed multi-million dollar deal fell through, Apple Daily reported.

SPH: Challenging year ahead

Press Freedom

Daily papers hit Myanmar streets 

Privately owned daily newspapers hitMyanmar’s streets for the first time in decades on April 1st, under new freedoms that represent a revolution for a media shackled under military rule.



Focus on Media in Myanmar at the World Newspaper Congress

Hong Kong leader under fire over press freedom


The lost art of the story editor

A lost art needs to be found again. For two decades I have argued that production journalism – story editing - was a redundant concept. When I last ran a newspaper company I would argue with the editor that either journalists write to fit, or they’re not fit to write. Why, if I, a non-journalist, can write to 800 words, can’t a professionally trained writer not write to his/her brief?

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Nurul Fitriyana


2013-04-23 05:28

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