Saturday, August 18, 2018

Anti-dumping duties on import of digital offset plates from China rescinded on 1 June...

On 1 June 2018, the anti-dumping duties on the import of digital offset plates from China, instituted in 2012 for five years, were rescinded. Although these duties were to have expired in 2017, they...

The need for serious scientific, academic and scholarly publishing

The Indian Express has carried since 19 July 2018, a 3-part series on the thousands of fake academic and scientific journals that are published by Indians but have, to some extent, a global reach....

Newsprint prices rising as they were bound to

Newsprint prices that were benign in 2017 have been inching up in 2018, although not at the rate claimed by newspaper and magazine owners who seem to think that since they own the media...
Government proposes National Forest Policy 2018

Government proposes National Forest Policy 2018

The draft National Forest Policy 2018, which proposes to allow the use of degraded forest lands by industry, has been welcomed by wood-based industries including paper manufacturers. The draft policy was put into the the public domain for comment and feed in the second week of April 2018.

Indian Printer and Publisher celebrates 40 years

Indian Printer and Publisher celebrates 40 years

Since Indian Printer and Publisher published its first issue as a monthly technical newsletter in April 1979, the current issue marks forty years of publication and the beginning of our 41st year. It also marks forty years

More than 60% exhibitor space at Printpack 2019 already sold

More than 60% exhibitor space at Printpack 2019 already sold

The Indian Printing Packaging & Allied Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (IPAMA), which is organizing the PRINTPACK INDIA 2019 exhibition at India Expo Centre in Greater Noida from 1 to 6 February 2019, has already sold more than 60% of

Report on Press Freedom in India 2017

Report on Press Freedom in India 2017

The ‘India Freedom Report: Media Freedom and Freedom of Expression in 2017’ by The Hoot says that the last year saw 11 journalists murdered (three clearly for reasons connected to their work), 46 attacks on

Content management versus content delivery

Content management versus content delivery

The Indian newspaper industry, which has thus far been a major exception to the overall decline of newspapers around the world, is nevertheless undergoing steady transformation. There are many daily news organizations that have been spending

Getting the Indian economy back to 9% growth

Getting the Indian economy back to 9% growth

A presentation by Dr Samiran Chakraborty, the chief economist of Citibank in India, at the recent Elite Conference in Mumbai in September was particularly interesting for those of us who eye the Indian economy

‘Community’ and ‘engagement’ are not enough to save the legacy print media

‘Community’ and ‘engagement’ are not enough to save the legacy print media

At the recent INMA South Asia conference in New Delhi, a number of issues were skirted, mentioned peripherally or in passing without the substantial discussion that perhaps has to take place within news organizations themselves

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