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ANF April/May 2018

ANF April/May 2018

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Summaries of main articles published in ANF April/May 2018. Click on headlines to read articles in ePaper edition.

Interview with Goenawan Mohamad, Co-Founder and Chairman, Tempo, Indonesia

Rebel With a Cause: Goenawan Mohamad

Thinker, editor, writer, poet. 

Goenawan Mohamad, 76, has been a key player in shaping Indonesia's media landscape, from the founding of Tempo magazine and its surrogate D&R during the years of Tempo's shuttering, to the most unlikely setting up of the English-language The Jakarta Post by four of the country's most bitter media rivals. He is co-founder and chairman of the influential Tempo magazine, Indonesia's most respected current affairs weekly which is pubished in two language editions.

SCMP sports new look, moves to new offices

To reflect its expansion beyond being a broadsheet and into new marketplaces and platforms, Hong Kong's South China Morning Post unveiled its new logo and corporate identity in February, designed to reflect its roots, legacy, and future.

Making the switch to lower grammage newsprint

Publishers and printers across the globe are striving to upgrade their products and expand their market radius with the help of improved newsprint or even higher quality (coated) paper. On the other hand there is a concerted attempt to use papers with lower basis weight. Taking cognizance of these apparently contradictory trends, WAN-IFRA's World Printers Forum (WPF) has published a report that explores the whole gamut of issues related to the trend towards newsprint of lower basis weight. 

Robo-journalism in Japan: newspaper uses AI to create article summaries 

The Shinano Mainichi Shimbun teamed up with Fujitsu, Japan's largest IT services company to create the software based on technology developed by Fujitsu Laboratories. Staff at the broadsheet have been producing summaries manually, a task that takes up to five minutes per article. The software creates summaries instantly and with greater accuracy than a different summarizing method that begins with the lead and stops when the word limit is reached, according to Fujitsu. 


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