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A free, quarterly business magazine called BQ Scotland is set to launch in Scotland on June 11, AllmediaScotland reported. This new full-colour magazine will provide business news, commentary from leading business people and profiles of Scotland's most inspirational entrepreneurs.

Having successfully entered the market with separate BQ editions for Yorkshire and the North-East of England in the last two years, the Tyne and Weir-based Room501 publisher will now aim to reach affluent influential businessmen and women, such as directors, owners, managers, entrepreneurs and opinion formers across Edinburgh, Glasgow and the central belt.

"BQ Scotland wants to get to the heart and soul of Scotland's business people and find out what drives, inspires and motivates them towards their ambitions," Alistair Fleming, project manager of Room501 Publishing told AllmediaScotland. "Each quarter, BQ will bring its readership a wealth of business intelligence and information, whilst looking ahead to forthcoming events and reporting on recent developments that will have a significant impact on the Scottish business landscape."

Hoping for a broader appeal, the magazine will carry regular features on things like commercial property, wine, fashion motoring and business lunches, Fleming said.

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-04-23 22:16

Outliving expectations from the newspaper industry, The Moscow Times plans to become a full colour publication from April, Newspaper Innovation reported yesterday.

Remarking its 17-year history as the longest surviving free European English daily, the publication aims to promote its colour version, by advertising in the print and online versions of its newspaper with a hope to increase readership, promote loyalty and maximise advertising opportunities by adding an emotional element to its photographs, Independent Media Russia reported.

Being distributed at hotels and business centers, the circulation of the newspaper is around 35,000, according to Newspaper Innovation. The free daily was initially launched by Independent Media and later sold to Finnish publisher, Sanoma. Users can still access and download the black and white version of the newspaper after registering on its Web site.

An event showcasing best journalistic photographs by the publication's photographers will be held at the Kofemania café on Bolshaya Nikitskaya street, as a unique continuation of the redesigned paper launch campaign efforts.

With an aim to increase readership and promote loyalty, many programmes have been developed to retain existing customers and attract new ones with favourable subscription offers, Independent Media Russia reported.

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-03-26 00:37

USA Today and Trinidad & Tobago's Newsday have entered into partnership and together launched the Trinidad and Tobago edition of USA Today, T&T's Newsday reported.

The first Trinidad and Tobago edition of the USA Today was printed yesterday in the El Socorro Pressroom and distributed to attendees at an event created around the new partnership. The new edition will be distributed directly to subscribers from Monday to Friday and also be made available at airports, airlines, hotels and several other sales outlets throughout the country, said Therese Mills, CEO and editor in-chief of T&T's Newsday.

Mills also announced the findings of the latest government-sponsored MORI poll that shows Daily News Limited-owned T&T's Newsday is read by 68 percent of readers in the country. An ABC audit conducted last year confirmed USA Today's circulation reached 1.9 million copies daily, T&T's Newsday reported.

"We look forward to a relationship that will enhance the image of the media in Trinidad and Tobago and assist in developing the practice of independent journalism in our time," Mills told Editor & Publisher.

In addition to standard sections like News, Money, Life and Sports, the Trinidad and Tobago edition of USA Today will include advertisers on the islands, according to E&P.

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-03-05 21:24

St Ives Web, the magazine printing division of St Ives plc, has secured a contract to print the Financial Times lifestyle magazine, How to Spend It, along with several others to be announced later in the year, Print Week reported.

The printing operations of the fortnightly title, which has a with a print run of 450,000, will be moved from Eastern Europe to the company's Peterborough site in the United Kingdom. The site also prints The Economist and Time Out magazines.

"Logistically and from an environmental view point, it was decided that printing How to Spend It magazine in the UK would be far more efficient and cost-effective, saving hundreds of distribution miles," Tony Ayles, sales director of St Ives Web, stated in a press release posted on Packaging Essentials.

The magazine will be printed using the company's Manroland Lithoman press, according to a statement.

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-02-26 21:19

Future Publishing Group has teamed up with British broadcaster Channel Five and producer North One Television to launch a print edition of television programme The Gadget Show, World Screen reported.

The UK publisher will launch The Gadget Show Magazine in April, according to a press relase. The 132-page title will feature a retrospective on the ultimate gear from 2009, and developments of the future, with editorials from The Gadget Show's on-air team.

The TV series is one of the channel five's most successful show, and the brand's commercial initiative to go into print seems to be a good move, according to Print Week. The Gadget Show print edition will be available for sale at retail outlets throughout the United Kingdom at a cover price of £5.

"The partnership with Future is consistent with the ambitions of Five and North One to take The Gadget Show beyond the confines of TV and develop it into a major consumer technology brand. Future is the market leader in consumer technology publications so we couldn't be happier with their understanding of The Gadget Show brand and their commitment to establishing the new title and making it a huge success," Emma Derrick, Five's commercial development controller, told World Screen.

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-02-26 20:18

The Globe and Mail will publish three special Sunday editions for the British Columbia market to provide more coverage of the Vancouver Winter Olympics, making it the only seven-day newspaper in the region, MarketingMag reported Friday.

The special editions will be published Feb. 14, 21 and 28. They will be delivered to subscribers, sold at more than 1,000 retail outlets in Vancouver, Whistler and Victoria, and be available to the rest of Canada as an online e-edition.

The special editions will be the first time the newspaper publishes a Sunday edition in its history, Phillip Crawley, Publisher and CEO of The Globe and Mail, told Canada NewsWire Group. "Canadians will be living and breathing the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and The Globe and Mail will be the best source for news and analysis of every event and celebration, every day of the week."

Being an 'Official National Newspaper Supplier' of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and "National Print Partner" of Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium, The Globe and Mail plans to include a dedicated daily Olympic Winter Games section in all editions across the country, in addition to breaking news coverage, commentary, images and discussion throughout the games.

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-02-08 22:27

To save on print production costs and to streamline operations, Tribune Co. papers the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune are rolling out changes this week and next. The LA Times today launched LATExtra, a new section that includes local and California coverage, as well as late-breaking news. It has also trimmed an inch off its print version, and is now 11 inches wide, LA Times Blogs reported today.

The Chicago Tribune, meanwhile, will also trim an inch from the width of its newspaper beginning Monday, according to MediaPost.

The circumstances surrounding LATExtra, which will run Monday through Saturday, led to criticism last month when the announcement was made. The deadline for the LA Times' front page was moved up a few hours, to 6 p.m., because the Times closed its Orange County printing plant and sold its print run time slot at the remaining plant to the Wall Street Journal. Therefore, late-breaking news is now published in LATExtra.

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-02-03 00:55

The deadline for the Los Angeles Times front page has been moved up five or more hours, to 6 p.m., because the Times is closing its Orange County printing plant and has sold its print run time slot at the remaining plant to the Wall Street Journal, Sharon Waxman reported for The Wrap yesterday. The Tribune Co.-owned Times print run used to be 11 p.m. and midnight.

Because of the change, breaking news will now appear in another section of the paper, and 80 people from the pressroom will be laid off. Eddy Hartenstein, publisher of the Times, wrote in a memo to staff that the change is being made to "further streamline our operations and reduce print production costs."

The Times is also cutting its stand-alone Business section on Mondays and will place them in the main news section, as well as move its Food section to Thursdays, so weekend subscribers will receive it and to help boost food-related ad revenue, such as restaurant ads.

The Times reported that late-breaking news will be published in a new section called LATExtra, which will begin appearing Feb. 2 on Mondays through Saturdays. The width of the paper will also be smaller, from 48 inches to 44 inches.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-01-08 23:41

Most people in the newspaper industry are not sad to see 2009 come to a close. This year, the global recession hit hard and difficult lessons were learned, but looking ahead to 2010, newspapers are planning ways to hit back.

Shaping the Future of the Newspaper has studied trends and talked to experts, and created a list of important strategies for 2010.

1. Targeted audiences. In addition to the "general purpose" newspaper, the future of the newspaper industry will require newspaper companies to create a portfolio of targeted print and digital products for a variety of audiences based on age, gender, location, socio-economic status, ethnicity and interest group.

According to SFN's Publishing to Targeted Audiences report, the SMART Publishing strategy requires publishers to understand their audiences better by conducting more reader research, and to tap into the infinite consumer databases available to them in order to get a detailed picture of media habits, consumer spending and other valuable indicators that will help bolster the newspaper company's relevance to audiences and advertisers.

Download the executive summary here:
Publishing to Targeted Audiences.pdf

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2009-12-22 22:45

Hearst Corp. apparently tired of waiting for the tech world to produce an electronic delivery software suitable for its many publications. So, it spent the last two years developing Skiff, a platform of its own which is set to start selling in mid-2010, The Wall Street Journal today reported.

"The platforms and devices that other people are building are not really appropriate for newspapers and magazines," Kenneth A. Bronfin, president of Hearst Interactive Media was quoted Thursday by Apple Insider as saying. "We are going to create an entity by publishers for publishers."

Unfortunately, the focus on publishers might be misplaced since it is still up for debate whether readers are willing to pay for news online, much less be locked in to a preset spate of publications available through one particular portal. Hearst has purportedly entered partnerships with other unnamed news sources to be delivered on the application as well. It was not immediately apparent whether the contemplated partnerships were limited to the United States, where Hearst is based, or spanned the globe.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2009-12-04 21:53

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