Boston Globe, Boston University partner to cover Newton

“The Boston Globe has a new partnership with Boston University College of Communication to expand news coverage in the city of Newton while also helping to train the next generation of journalists, the paper said. Under a pilot program, the school will devote one of its beat reporting classes to covering the city of 90,000 residents for The Globe throughout the academic year.

The partnership will allow the Globe to deepen its coverage of Newton and test whether this attracts and retains subscribers, a news release from the paper said.

“Newton has long been among the Globe’s most loyal communities. This pilot will test if adding fresh voices with a digital-first approach helps us grow while fulfilling our civic role,” said Brian McGrory, editor of The Boston Globe, “We’re thrilled to be working with Boston University to nurture the next generation of community journalists.”

The Globe will publish a weekly newsletter, host a dedicated section on and publish both student stories and pieces from Boston Globe reporters beginning in early September.”

Source: News&Tech, 2019 


Recruitology inks deal with BH Media

“Recruitology, a provider of digital recruitment solutions, has a deal with BH Media Group to launch its white-label solutions on all BH Media digital properties, according to Recruitology. Recruitology provides businesses looking for talent a way to post and promote jobs on dozens of job sites including Indeed, Glassdoor, Nexxt, and CareerBuilder. The solution gives job seekers on Recruitology’s media partner job sites a way to find local jobs and send resumes directly to businesses.

Recruitology uses proprietary AI technology to best match businesses looking for talent with qualified candidates at the lowest cost, according to the company. As the technology learns where job listings best perform from a candidate quality perspective, budgets are automatically redirected to the most appropriate partner channels, the company says.

“We are honored by BH Media’s endorsement of our products and welcome its brands to our family,” said Roberto Angulo, Recruitology’s CEO.

BH Media joins Recruitology’s media partner list, which includes McClatchy, Tribune Publishing, Gatehouse Media, Los Angeles Times, and Hearst.”


Source: News&Tech, 2019


WSJ: News Corp creating Knewz app

“News Corp is creating a news-aggregation app dubbed Knewz, WSJ reported.

The app would compete with Google News and other platforms that have been the target of complaints that they don’t reward publishers’ work well enough and that they provide inferior service for some material, according to sources who have knowledge of the plans, News Corp-owned WSJ reported.

A launch of the app could be set for this year, the paper reported. The name could possibly change, the paper reported.

Along with The Wall Street Journal, Knewz will have material from sources such as the New York Times, Washington Post and NBC, WSJ said. Knewz won’t require a portion of the ad money that publishers make.”

Source: News&Tech, 2019 

Aiken Standard gets press from imPRESSions

“South Carolina-based Aiken Standard has expanded its printing operation with a four tower Goss Magnum press bought from imPRESSions Worldwide, according to imPRESSions. The Aiken Standard (part of Evening Post Industries) is a repeat customer with imPRESSions.

The press was removed from Houston and shipped to imPRESSions Worldwide’s southeast service center in Tupelo, Mississippi, where improvements were made.

Because of limited space in Aiken, the press equipment is being shipped and installed in stages. The old Goss Community press is being removed.

Phase one of the installation was recently completed and is now in production as phase two gets started. The project will be completed in August, according to imPRESSions.

imPRESSions Worldwide offers an inventory of second-hand single-wide newspaper and commercial presses and auxiliary equipment. imPRESSions is headquartered in Burlington, Washington, and also has a facility in Tupelo, Mississippi.”

Source: News&Tech, 2019 

McClatchy/Google project partners with Village Media

The Compass Experiment will use Village Media’s digital publishing platform in its first new digital news site, in Youngtown, Ohio. Youngstown’s The Vindicator newspaper will stop production this month.

Village Media started as a single hyperlocal news site in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, the post says. With its own platform, Village powers 11 owned-and-operated sites and 15 partner sites, it said.

“The Village Media platform is appealing because it is purpose built for local news operations like ours. Their sites are fast, mobile browser responsive and easy to navigate, and also include features such as classifieds, obituaries, autos, auctions and voluntary pay,” the blog post read. The post said the team was confident it would be able to launch the Youngstown site in the next 60 days.”

Source: News&Tech,2019

Northwestern’s Local News Initiative does small-market study

“Northwestern’s Medill Local News Initiative has done a follow-up study to an analysis last year on three big-city news outlets that showed that a regular reader habit and strong coverage of local news were the key factors for keeping subscribers. A question remained after the initial analysis: Was that true only for major metros, or for local news organizations in general?

The follow-up study focused on 12 small news outlets.

“The results of both studies strongly endorse reader habit and local news as major factors in subscriber retention. And the analysis of both the big metros and the small newsrooms showed the surprising finding that page views and depth of reading were not major factors in keeping subscribers,” according to the Local News Initiative.

National news was more of a key for subscriber retention in small markets, and sports coverage was less of a retention key, according to the Local News Initiative.

The Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle and Indianapolis Star are developing or considering subscriber-only newsletters following the first study and in discussions with Medill in which emailed newsletters were spotted as a key tool, according to the Local News Initiative.

Gannett’s USA Today Network partnered with Medill on the small-market study. The Spiegel Research Center at the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications undertook the research.”

Source: News&Tech, 2019 

Messe Dusseldorf to promote at PRINT 2019, PRINTING United 2019

“Messe Dusseldorf will participate in PRINT 2019 and PRINTING United 2019 in order to promote its global portfolio of international printing trade fairs.

At PRINT booth 2412 and PRINTING United booth 11530, visitor and exhibitor information for drupa 2020 (June 16–26, 2020, in Dusseldorf, Germany), indoprint 2020 (Sept. 2–5, 2020, in Jakarta) and All in Print China 2020 (Oct. 12–16, 2020, in Shanghai) will be available.

Drupa attracts more than 1,800 exhibitors and 260,000 visitors from around the world. The drupa exhibit categories are divided into six main segments: pre-press/print, pre-media/multichannel, post press/converting/package printing, future technologies, materials, and equipment/ services/infrastructure. Highlights include special exhibits such as touchpoint packaging and dna – drupa next age.”

Source: News&Tech,2019