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.