“How Hubbing is transforming publishing”

In 2017 we ran a series of events sharing experience from newspaper newsrooms with magazines. At this breakfast meeting, the final event in the series, Dave Whaley Managing Editor of the Oldham Chronicle provided an insight into how a hubbing workflow can help sustain print, whilst enabling digital output and diversification into new revenue areas.

On the 17th of May PCS hosted a breakfast meeting at the PPA to discuss how hubbing is transforming publishing.

See for yourself how Oldham Chronicle have saved costs by making existing staff more productive and understand the impact this could have on your workflow/business.

Topics discussed:

  • Background to Oldham Chronicle and why industry pressures led them to look at hubbing.
  • Business concerns about hubbing and how these were overcome.
  • Implementation of a hubbing workflow and benefits delivered.
  • Advice for any publisher considering hubbing.
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Learn more about our guest speakers
David combined the role of managing director in 2014 and introduced a new editorial and advertising system that enabled efficiency savings through third-party subbing and advertising production with Newsquest and MNA. David has been in newspapers for over 37 years including 15 years at the Birmingham Post and Mail. He was the winner of a Special Award at the O2 Media Awards in 2014 for a series of articles written about his treatment for throat cancer.
David Whaley
Oldham Chronicle, Managing Editor
David Whaley has been editor at the Oldham Evening Chronicle since 2010.
Sean Briggs
He worked for Hearst UK for twenty of those years as the Group publishing systems manager guiding their strategy and developing their publishing solutions and editorial systems, bringing pre-press in-house and establishing asset management, production and advertising workflows.

Sean joins us to pose the questions of the industry to draw experience from the newspaper newsroom and identify what can be applied to the world of magazine publishing.
Creative Workflows, CEO
Sean Briggs has worked in publishing for over thirty years accumulating a wealth of knowledge and experience.