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NAPCO Media's Dave Leskusky on Launch of COVID-19 Resource Channel, Evolution of Publishing Business

In this interview with Printing Impressions Editor-in-Chief Mark Michelson, NAPCO Media President Dave Leskusky discusses why the media company launched the new COVID-19 Resource Channel, in conjunction with the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and Printing Industries of America (PIA), to assist printers within all market segments. Leskusky also talks about NAPCO Media's evolution from…

Confronting COVID-19: We Need Your Input to Help the Industry Succeed

While news organizations are on the front lines keeping the public informed during this health crisis, all publishers are coping with threats to revenue stemming from the COVID-19 outbreak. During tumultuous times like these, we believe it’s more important than ever for industry leaders to exchange knowledge and discuss solutions to overcome current obstacles.

Press Release: Data Conversion Laboratory & IXIASOFT Announce Partnership for Global Organizations

Fresh Meadows, NY, March 4, 2020–Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL), an industry leader in structured data and content transformations, and IXIASOFT, a leading CCMS software solution provider, today announce a new partnership for global organizations. Together, DCL and IXIASOFT help customers dramatically improve business processes and productivity when managing content and corresponding metadata. “This partnership provides…

Introducing the FUSE Media Podcast

Publishing Executive is launching a new podcast, inviting digital media leaders to discuss their business strategies.

Press Release: Endeavor Business Media Acquires AGORA Communications Summits

NASHVILLE, TN//February 26, 2020 – Endeavor Business Media announces the acquisition of the Smart Utility Summit and the Smart Water Summit from AGORA Communications, Marketing and Expos, LLC; Expanding its Position both in the Utility Sector and in the Summits Event Space. With a committed focus on delivering exceptional content and business opportunities, these summits…

New York Senator Proposes a Federal ‘Data Protection Agency’

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand wants the United States government more involved in protecting digital privacy, and she wants to create a new federal agency to do it. Gillibrand (D-NY) proposed legislation Thursday to create a Data Protection Agency at the federal level. In an outline of her proposal, published on the official Senate Medium account, Gillibrand…

Protocol — Think Politico, but for Tech — Launches into a Crowded Space

The tech industry is littered with startups once framed in a pitch meeting as “[successful existing company], but for [some other line of business].” Uber, but for petsitters. Airbnb, but for barns. Sofi, but for gamblers. Lime, but for unicycles. Squarespace, but for birthday cards. Casper, but for pillows. That Silicon Valley DNA is alive…

The Future of BuzzFeed: Win or LOL?

Revenue is up at the site founded by Jonah Peretti, who says he is “open” to being “part of a larger company” as a top editor departs.

Press Release: Akadémiai Kiadó Grows Open Access Program and Relaunches 60+ Journals on PubFactory

January 31, 2020 — Akadémiai Kiadó has moved the whole of their AKJournals program—60+ peer-reviewed STM titles—onto Sheridan PubFactory’s online hosting platform as they pursue continued growth in Open Access and Open Science initiatives. Founded in 1828 by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Akadémiai Kiadó (a Wolters Kluwer business) is Hungary’s oldest continuously operating publishing house…

News Corp Launches Knewz with Stories from 400-Plus Publishers, Promising No Clickbait or ‘Narrow-Minded Nonsense’

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp says it’s trying to battle fake news and social-media clickbait with Knewz, its own curated headline-aggregation service. The company’s new Knewz.com site — a text-heavy agglomeration that has already drawn critiques of its cluttered design — officially launched Thursday as a “beta” test. The site, patterned after other aggregators like Google News, Apple News and Drudge…

With Dance Challenges and Explainer Videos, Publishers Invade TikTok to Court Gen Z

New York (CNN Business) – TikTok, the short-form video app popular among Gen Z and best known for its viral dance challenges, is the No. 1 entertainment app on Apple's App Store. But publishers have seized on it for a different reason: They're posting explainers and fact-checks pegged to the news. Sometimes they're dancing too —…

Press Release: Forbes Appoints Chief Product and Chief Technology Officers

NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2020 – Forbes CEO Mike Federle today announced the appointments of Nina Gould and Vadim Supitskiy as Chief Product and Chief Technology Officers, respectively. Gould and Supitskiy are veterans of Forbes who have redesigned the company’s platforms, driven deeper engagement with audiences and with marketing partners, and seamlessly managed the company’s…