Editorial Technology Upgrades at Queensland Newspapers Pty. Ltd.

Cokley, John (2002) Editorial Technology Upgrades at Queensland Newspapers Pty. Ltd.. Australian Journalism Review, 24 2: 101-115.

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Author Cokley, John
Title Editorial Technology Upgrades at Queensland Newspapers Pty. Ltd.
Journal name Australian Journalism Review
ISSN 0810-2686
Publication date 2002
Volume 24
Issue 2
Start page 101
End page 115
Total pages 15
Place of publication St Lucia, Qld.
Publisher Journalism Education Association
Language eng
Subject 190301 Journalism Studies
Abstract This study reports on digital production facilities' installation and development at Queensland Newspapers Ply. Ltd. (QNPL), between 1996 and 2002. QNPL is Australia's fifth largest capital city newspaper organisation and part of the News Limited group, controlled by Rupel1 Murdoch's transnational News Corporation. The study documents the architecture of the infrastructure, which was needed so that large-scale pagination and Internet communications could be implemented at the journalism workforce. This documentation parallels digital architecture within News Limited Australia-wide since 1995 and shows how News Limited was able to achieve national production efficiencies using digital networking between editorial sites, initially in capital cities. Of extra interest is the fact that central elements of these digital networks, pagination software, and practices - especially Microsoft Windows-driven pagination packages - were implemented and tested in Queensland before they were implemented at other News Limited enterprises and this makes the QNPL experience of special impOl1ance. Coincidentally, as this article is being published, QNPL has just announced that implementation of personal desktop email and Internet access for all its journalists is nearly complete, having commenced roll-out more than five years before.
Keyword digital production facilities

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