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launched a mem­ber­ship pro­gram and raised $105,000 in 20 days. Perks to do­nate $50 and be­come part of the Truth Squad in­clude the op­por­tu­nity to lis­ten in on the staff as they de­cide the Truth-O-Meter rating of a fact-checked claim, “vir­tual cof­fees,” and ac­cess to a closed Face­book group, ac­cord­ing to Poyn­ter.

and are pre­sent­ing new fin­ish­ing so­lu­tions at Hunkeler In­no­va­tion Days in Lucerne, Switzer­land, from Fe­bru­ary 20–23. Muller Mar­tini is en­abling its data and process man­age­ment sys­tem to be in­te­grated with a third-party sup­plier.

cut 40 po­si­tions across the com­pany as part of a larger re­or­ga­ni­za­tion. Al­most half of the lay­offs were in the New York of­fice, the com­pany said, with the rest spread across the other lo­ca­tions.

launched a pro­gram to en­able sub­scribers to spon­sor sub­scrip­tions for pub­lic schools. The sub­scrip­tions in­clude un­lim­ited ac­cess to NY­Times.com as well as NYT’s Learn­ing Net­work. NYT plans to match all con­tri­bu­tions.

part­nered with to be the ex­clu­sive news provider for the train com­pany. Cus­tomers will have un­lim­ited dig­i­tal ac­cess to WaPo’s of­fer­ings while on board.

Conde Nast-owned launched a craft beer site. The site is be­ing cre­ated with ad­ver­tis­ing part­ner ZX Ven­tures, a ven­ture cap­i­tal fund owned by AB-InBev, par­ent of Bud­weiser, Corona and other brands.

In a five-year deal, will now print copies of the Daily Mail across the U.K.’s South West. Mon­day to Satur­day is­sues of Daily Mail will be printed at JP’s plant in Portsmouth.

laid off 26 em­ploy­ees, 10 per­cent of staff, in a bid to ease fi­nan­cial ten­sions. For the sec­ond time in six months, pro­duced a sec­ond run of an is­sue. The Jan­uary/Fe­bru­ary is­sue is be­ing re-re­leased due to ris­ing de­mand. The is­sue features a cover story by Ta-Ne­hisi Coates en­ti­tled “My Pres­i­dent Was Black.”

U.K. week­lies the and the

merged into a sin­gle news­pa­per. Each will re­tain sep­a­rate edi­tions for each re­gion and have lo­cal­ized front page and sports re­port­ing.

pur­chased 13 weekly news­pa­pers in East Anglia, U.K., from John­ston Press for $21 mil­lion. News­pa­pers in­cluded in the deal are the Bury Free Press, Bourne Lo­cal, Diss Ex­press, Fenland Cit­i­zen, Lin­colnshire Free Press, Gran­tham Jour­nal, Haver­hill Echo, Lynn News, New­mar­ket Jour­nal, Rut­land Times, Suf­folk Free Press, Spald­ing Guardian and Stam­ford Mercury along with their com­pan­ion web­sites. Iliffe Print Cam­bridge will print these ti­tles start­ing Jan­uary 23.

launched the 2017 Fu­tures of News Video Con­test to high­light univer­sity jour­nal­ism stu­dents. The videos will fo­cus on why the fu­ture of me­dia is bright, and what in­spired the stu­dents to pur­sue jour­nal­ism. The con­test is open to un­der­grad­u­ate jour­nal­ism stu­dents at­tend­ing col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties in the U.S. For more in­for­ma­tion click here.

As of the start of 2017, bweb­sys­tems is the rep­re­sen­ta­tive in Italy. Trino Barn­abo will lead a team of eight em­ploy­ees from Monza.

Euro­pean pub­lisher launched a new weekly dubbed Jor­nal Eco­nomico in Por­tu­gal us­ing Protec­me­dia’s Mil­len­nium with a SaaS model. The pa­per was launched in a two-week time pe­riod in Septem­ber 2016.

Ger­man pub­lisher pur­chased UK mag­a­zine group Im­me­di­ate Me­dia. The group in­cludes 70 mag­a­zine ti­tles, in­clud­ing Ra­dio Times.

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