Design for Newspaper Offices – Rightsizing Opportunities

Front-Office Design RIGHTSIZING – Creates OPPORTUNITIES Plunging advertising revenue and increased operating cost are changing the way newspaper organizations operate.  To substantially reduce cost, product size is being reduced, production is being consolidated and facilities are being closed. Historically, reductions in front office staff news reporters, advertising reps. and graphic artist were off limits.  It … Continued

Green and Energy Efficient Printing Operations

What the 2008 ING conference said to ArcWest Architects.  Aside from a continued recognition that the newspaper industry is struggling to find its way in the 21st century, the conference provided two important lessons. Lesson #1, there is significant money to be saved in reduced energy consumption with the use of flourescent lights in your … Continued

Facility Flexibility

What is a Flexible Newspaper Facility and how does the Architectural Design team plan for the future? The traditional approach to ultimate flexibility in the design of a flexible facility by Newspaper Architects has been to allow for additional space in the facility or the procurement of additional land such that the facility could be … Continued

Newspaper Production Process Goals and Quality

Newspaper Production continues to get leaner and leaner.  Formats are getting smaller and smaller with new cut-off’s and reduced web width, thus reducing the usage of raw materials.  New equipment is allowing for significant reductions in waste generation and lower levels of staffing.  Automation is allowing the newspaper to be touched fewer and fewer times … Continued

Changes in the Newspaper Industry

Upon reading the article by Chuck Moozakis, of Newspaper & Technology it becomes more clear that the industry surrounding newspapers is due to change forever.  The real question is “Is this really a doomsday prophesy?”  We believe not.  What successful industry remains stagnant?  We believe that ultimately all successful industries continuously transform their product to … Continued