Once upon an election in New York, voters would lock themselves in their polling booths, clutching the editorial page of their favorite newspaper. Then they would click away at the names suggested by those editorials. It was a heady time for editorial writers.
Ever since 2010, when he merged Hawaii’s two rival and heretofore struggling newspapers into one now thriving one, he has made himself and all those who work with him winners. For that, E&P selected Dennis Francis as Publisher of the Year.
North American printers are learning to improve their profitability even as top-line challenges in sales remain. Printers participating in this years’ Printing Industries of America (PIA) Ratios Survey attained average profit rates of 2.7 percent on sales—up from 1.8 percent last year. This is the highest level in the past six years, but it is still not back to the pre-recession level of 3.1 percent in 2008.
News UK (formerly News International) installed a new KODAK PROSPER S30 Imprinting System, bringing the total to 22 PROSPER S30s installed by the British newspaper publisher, a wholly owned subsidiary of News Corp.
Layar, a leading augmented reality and interactive print platform, has seen continued growth in the adoption of its interactive print technology among publishers and marketers, producing tangible and unprecedented results.
Editor & Publisher compiled a list of organizations that are not just banking on a healthy future for news, but are developing products, services—and, perhaps, new best practices—for newspaper publishers.