INMA announced its 2022 Global Media Awards winners yesterday and Naviga Publisher powered by Sophi.io, an automated print laydown solution, came in second in the Best Innovation in Newsroom Transformation category, for it’s work automating print laydown for Agderposten.
Agderposten, a regional daily newspaper publishing 30 to 60 pages daily and serving over 25,000 readers in print across Norway, was looking for a solution that would give their editors back the time they needed to focus on creating digital content, instead of the tedious print process. The Globe and Mail’s Sophi.io and Naviga came together to develop a solution that automates up to 80% of their print laydown process and realized a 66% reduction in time and resources – lowering the cost of producing their printed newspaper and enabling them to reassign their journalists to creating digital content rather than operating InDesign.
One judge commented: “This is a great project helping journalists and making sure they can spend their time on creating great stories instead of doing layout. Great success rates – e.g. 66% reduction in time and resources - Really nice project!!”
Another judge noted: “Real impact in freeing up more time for journalism and much more efficient process without loss of quality. Impressive.”
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