World Association of News Publishers

ANF July/Aug 2013

ANF July/Aug 2013

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Summaries of main articles published in ANF JULY/AUGUST 2013. Click on headlines to read articles in ePaper edition.

World Newspaper Congress/ World Editors Forum

Bangkok 2013 - a memorable event for publishers

More than 1,500 chief editors, publishers, CEOs and other senior newspaper and news publishing executives gathered in Bangkok on June 3-6 for the 20th World Editors Forum, 65th World Newspaper Congress and 23rd World Advertising Forum, the annual summit meetings of the world’s press.

Bisnis Indonesia

The Content Highway

"The main thing is the content. Content is king! We are rich in information and we are thinking about how to sell it in different products." - Lulut Terianto

Founded in 1995 as one of the first business newspapers in Indonesia, Bisnis Indonesia has, year after year, skilfully maintained its leadership over its competitors. At the heart of this success is a strategy that nurtures entrepreneurship within the company and multi-purposes the paper’s unique editorial content for a wide variety of print and digital products and services.

Trade News

Berita Harian: beyond just a new look

Berita Harian, the Malay-language newspaper published by Singapore Press Holdings, adopted last May a fresh new look and improved content. As the only Malay newspaper in Singapore, Berita Harian, along with its Sunday edi- tion, Berita Minggu, is the voice of the Malay community. It is recognised for its quality journalism in covering a comprehensive range of issues affecting the community.

Gulf News gets state-of-the-art mailroom

In the desert landscape of Dubai, Al Nisr Publishing LLC, the publisher of Gulf News, has commissioned one of the most modern printing centres. In the mailroom, Ferag’s MultiSertDrum and PolyStream technology take cen- tre stage.

Impressive debut for Goss Magnum Compact

QuadTech and Ferag join forces in Australia

Business News

Circulation revenues up 15% at HMVL

Hindustan Media Ventures (HMVL), publisher of Hindu- stan and Hindustan Times on India, has reported a 5 per cent increase in advertising reve- nues to Rs 4,601 million for the financial year ended March 31, 2013 from Rs 4,392 million last year, primarily due to growth in advertising volumes. Total revenue was up 8 per cent at Rs 6,647 million from Rs 6,158 million last year.

Ad and circulation remain on down trend in Singapore

13% print ad growth boosts DB Corp's results

Press Freedom

Singapore tightens rules on news websites

Singapore’s Media Development Authority (MDA) announced in May licensing rules for news websites, including the local Yahoo! portal, that will subject them to the same regulations as traditional media.


Hong Kong showcases democratic pedigree by its handling of the Edward Snowden case

Vietnam detains three bloggers


Why the future isn't what it used to be

Around 20 years ago I wrote about what was then an emerg- ing trend of publishers for the first time, “letting go” staff in order to save costs. Much of the “down-sizing” seemed to me to be logical, reflecting changes in technology that led to increased efficiency and effectiveness. Since then we have seen the balance of achieving greater “performance” trans- form into often-desperate measures in a quest for survival.

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Nurul Fitriyana


2013-08-20 10:22

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