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Panpa Bulletin : November 2010
www.panpa.org.au 24 | NOVEMBER 2010 | The PANPA Bulletin Unit 9/4 Gladstone Road Castle Hill NSW 2154 +61 (2) 9659 2722 Branches in Victoria and Queensland National Free call: 1800 204 102 www.boettcher.de Where ink meets paper, that's where the heart of the printing process. They ensure the quality and consistency of your product, day after day, night after night. "We have the tools that help you survive and thrive" where it matters most... Rollers Blankets Pressroom chemicals Balanced system solutions Printing icon to retire NEWS Ltd's group technical man- ager Barry Johnson is retiring at the end of the year after 47 years with the company. "Barry is a publishing icon at News and is widely regarded as the father of our modern-day pro- duction operations," said national production director George Calvi. "Many of Barry's ideas, designs and work flow concepts in our met- ro presses became the benchmark for the world and are now widely used throughout the industry." Beginning his career in 1964, Mr Johnson started out as a com- positor for the first edition of The Australian. He oversaw one of the biggest investments the company made, the introduction of colour presses throughout the group. Mr Johnson also installed the Northern Territory News's first offset presses in 1977 and oversaw their move to the lat- est computer-to-plate technology. News Limited chairman and chief executive officer John Hartigan said: "It's impossible to quantify the contribution he has made, not only to production here at News, but to the newspaper publishing industry worldwide." APN closes plant, 150 jobs lost APN News and Media announced it will outsource its New Zealand gloss printing to company PMP, and close its Manukau print centre. The NZ Herald reported 150 jobs will be lost by the printing plant closure. APN said in a statement the NZ gloss printing operations were no longer core to the company's strategy, and have been treated as a discontinued business for accounting purposes. The print centre will close in No- vember, and there will be limited op- portunity for redeployment of staff elsewhere in APN. "We would have preferred an alter- native that did not impact on the staff in this way, but APN's own require- ments for specialised gloss printing are not sufficient to justify continued in- vestment by APN in the business," APN publishing and print chief executive Martin Simons told the Herald. Barry is a publishing icon at News and is widely regarded as the father of our modern-day production operations" " Association launches guiding principles GUIDING principles for profes- sional conduct of employees at newspaper publishers have been released by the Pacific Area News- paper Publishers' Association. The principles are designed to encourage the highest standards of professional practice and integrity while acknowledging the need for pursuit of truth and belief in the public's right to know. Association CEO Mark Hollands said: "The principles are a state- ment of what all member-publishers believe to be acceptable standards of professional behaviour." It is the first such document produced by the association in its 41-year history. Mr Hollands said that while all the publishers set similar principles for their staff, the industry had not come together to offer an over- arching statement on professional conduct. "The principles are not designed to be exhaustive," Mr Hollands con- tinued. "They are for guidance, and they have been written to integrate with the standards demanded of staff as conditions of employment by individual publishers or media companies." Mr Hollands said he believed any association that wanted to be taken seriously by members or society needed to articulate its core beliefs on standards of professional conduct. The principles are not confined to journalism but include areas of commercial activity and service provision -- areas that are not cov- ered in documents such as the ethics code of the union, the Media and Entertainment Arts Alliance. Mr Hollands said journalists were common targets for criticism, and it was important their challenging role in society, and the expectation set upon them by their employer and industry, were better understood. "Journalists can be easy targets -- though one has to accept the re- ality that if you want to dish it out, then you have to take what comes back. But a lot of the criticism fails the ethical test when measured against the association's principles, behaviours determined by publish- ers, and the union's code. "Where significant redress is re- quired, and where colleagues may have not met such standard, it is im- portant to remember to role of the Press Council, which is fundamental in continuing to providing public confidence in print and online jour- nalism. "The association has ensured that our Guiding Principles are underpinned by similar core beliefs expressed by both the Australian and New Zealand press councils." Barry Johnson retires after a half century in print Martin Simons, APN