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Taiwan News, an English-language newspaper that has been published in Taiwan since 1949, will be available online-only starting Friday, the Central News Agency reported yesterday.

"The unthinkable is finally upon us," said Taiwan News' President Jack Wong during a press conference explaining the daily had taken the lead in the country by being the first digital-only newspaper.

Photo source: Central News Agency
Wong said the new site will be launched today under the name Taiwan News Multimedia Newspaper and it will include "previously impossible integration of text, color images, and sound in a digital multimedia format."

The company will also publish the Taiwan News International Financial and a Cultural Monthly online magazine. According to Central News Agency, these publications will be available in eight languages while the Taiwan News will continue to be published in English and Mandarin.

The company said the multimedia edition of the newspaper as well as the magazine would soon be delivered through e-mail at no cost to those who register online.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-09-28 18:02

Two Indian national dailies, The Hindu and The Times of India, have published "talking advertisements." The ads for a Volkswagen campaign uses a light sensitive speaker that has been placed on the newspapers, which broadcasts audio as light falls on the device, Journalism.co.uk reported yesterday.

The audio broadcasts play in an endless loop until the reader closes the newspaper, Reuters pointed out. While taking ads and moving ads have been tried before, "this must be the first time daily newspapers of the size and reach of ToI and Hindu have done it at a time when American newspapers like the New York Times and Washington Post are just about coming to terms with the reality of advertisements on the front page," Sans Serif pointed out.

The talking ads are being done for two days in a row. The first ad is featured in the Madras edition of yesterday's Hindu and today on Times of India for Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune and Delhi markets, according to Sans Serif. A light-sensitive speaker weighing not more than 10 to 15 grams is stuck on the extreme left panel of the Volkswagen ad found on the last page of the newspaper's.

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-09-22 17:22

TNA Media-owned daily The New Age postpones launch of its print edition until October 20, according to an announcement on its website on Tuesday.

This decision of postponement follows "an exhaustive review of readiness" exemplified by the newspaper to launch this month, TimesLive.co.za reported yesterday.

"This delay, while unfortunate, is necessary and will help us deliver a newspaper worthy of our potential readers," Vuyo Mvoko, editor-in-chief of the newspaper stated on the news site. The newspaper had promised its readers comprehensive daily coverage of all of South Africa's nine provinces, which Mvoko explains, "has proved harder to put the systems and people in place to deliver on provincial coverage than we originally anticipated."

Providing reasons for the delay, Mvoko stated, "We have also purchased some of the latest editorial software and other technologies, much of it new to the South African scene. These will need to be tested extensively and over a period of time to guarantee our ability to produce consistent quality on a daily basis. We also have to train our staff on the use and management of our new systems. We are confident that once these processes are complete, we can deliver to our readers an aesthetically pleasing, editorially sound and fresh product that will be relevant to their lives and add to the diversity of voices in our country's media."

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-09-16 22:15

Starting today, one of Brazil's oldest newspapers will be available online-only. Due to mounting debts and low circulation, the Jornal do Brasil has stopped publishing a print version, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas reported.

"Quality. Interactivity. Respect for Ecology. Alignment with the future. Innovation," the publication stated in defense of its switch to online-only. The decision was the result of lengthy analysis and a reader survey. "In these last weeks, some readers of JB - and especially many non-readers - have expressed legitimate and democratically in favour of maintaining the paper version of the newspaper ... In their arguments, there have been references to the story of JB, its great characters, the glorious career as a space for freedoms. The fact is that these assets are not lost, but expanded again in the electronic medium," the article states. "They can not choose to close their eyes - not to the future - but to the present media around the world: the way, relentless and increasing the digital age ... The JB will still exist - agile, modern and influential."

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-09-01 16:45

Polish free daily Metro is launching a German edition of its newspaper in Berlin, Newspaper Innovation reported today.

Owned by Polish publisher Agora, the German edition will carry a circulation of 30,000.

The launch of the German edition is aimed at boosting tourism growth in Poland by providing Polish advertisers with an opportunity to reach potential customers beyond borders.

This is the third German publication launched by Agora since September 2009, according to Newspaper Innovation. The first German publication was awarded first prize in the "Marketing Solutions for Advertising Clients" category at the INMA Awards 2010 competition.

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-08-26 22:02

A special edition of Germany's largest daily will hit the newsstands on August 28, in which all the photos and advertising will be in 3D, Efe reported yesterday.

The newspaper, which has a circulation of 3.8 million copies, will also give away the 3D glasses so readers can enjoy the three-dimensional effect. However, the text will be published in its regular format.

More special features will be found in Bild's online edition as video clips, games and movies will be offer in 3D, Efe explained.

The German daily is not the first newspaper to use this visual technique. Earlier this year, Belgium's La Derniere Heure, UK's The Sun and Thailand's The Bangkok Post released 3D issues, among others.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-08-20 16:40

Mexican free daily El Nuevo Siglo has stopped its print edition, and will now be available as an online-only newspaper, Newspaper Innovation reported today.

Founded in 2000 as a weekly newspaper, the Guadalajara-based newspaper became a daily publication in 2004, and also published weekend editions. No reason for shuttering its print edition was given.

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-08-19 20:57

The Bangkok Post published today a 3D newspaper to celebrate its 64th anniversary, becoming the first daily in Thailand to produce an edition of this kind, The Star reported.

"You may be surprised to find the colors blur into each other in some photos, but you'll be amazed and fascinated when you see them through special 3D viewer glasses distributed free with the newspaper," The Bangkok Post explained in an article published in its front page.

Photo: The daily's front page shows a 3D-picture of a woman looking at Bua Sawan flowers

The special photos are spread through the 40 pages of the English-language daily. However, the text remained in its regular format.

The three-dimensional effect was also applied to the advertisements and to a special section called Our Pride, published in celebration of the newspaper recently winning the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers' (WAN-IFRA) Best Overall Design award in Asia-Pacific and Middle East, the Economic Times revealed.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-08-06 16:19

The Gazette, Montreal's English-language newspaper, will eliminate its Sunday print edition and instead offer an online version, The Toronto Star reported.

"In its 22-year existence, the Sunday Gazette has struggled to find significant advertising support to cover the costs of printing and distribution," said Gazette's publisher and editor-in-chief Alan Allnutt in a statement posted on the daily's website.

He explained that the publishing change will help to cut costs and allow the daily to "focus its resources on the six remaining print editions and on the Web."

Popular sections of the Sunday Gazette, like comics and social features, will be added to the Saturday edition starting Aug. 7. On Sundays, breaking news will be covered through the daily's website.

"In our case, we just want to focus and offer the best print product for six days and slowly do a transition to the Web, like everybody else," The Gazette's vice-president of marketing and sales Bernard Asselin told CTV Montreal while reminding that no jobs will be lost.

This is the second newspaper in Montreal to eliminate a Sunday edition, after French-language La Presse stopped publishing its Sunday print version last year, The Toronto Star reminded.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-07-15 19:15

Newspaper publishers have found that onetime cost cuts are not enough to streamline their businesses for the future. Instead, lowering costs must be done as part of a long-term business strategy; and for many companies, part of that strategy includes outsourcing, SFN's Million Dollar Strategies for Newspaper Companies reported.

Saving money through outsourcing and/or offshoring has grown in popularity because it is not a one-time fix to help numbers on a current earnings report, but rather it is part of a plan for the future.

According to the 2010 World Newspaper Future & Change Study, 17 percent of the 500 newspaper executive respondents said they plan to outsource functions in their newspaper company to achieve greater efficiency and cost savings in the next year.

Author

Erina Lin

Date

2010-07-12 23:10

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