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SaxotechTampa, Fla.Leveraging group publishing technology, The McClatchy Co. contracted for a "Central Channel Agnostic" content- management

and production system to serve 265 users at The Bradenton (Fla.) Herald, The Macon (Ga.) Telegraph, Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer, and The Sun-Herald in Biloxi, Miss.

Implementation starts immediately, with an expected go-live late this year.

The shift from separate editorial systems to a single, distributed architecture will provide the sites with a common technology platform on which they may still independently plan, create, edit, and publish content for distinct print products. Content from the centralized Mediaware Center deployment -- to be based in Charlotte, N.C. -- will flow to McClatchy Interactive-managed digital media properties.

The solution will have enhanced workflows for channel-neutral content and page production. Saxotech's Mediaware Center will enable content sharing among papers. Adobe InCopy and InDesign CS3 will be deployed as part of this solution.

PREPRESS

Southern LithoplateWake Forest, N.C.Ogden Newspapers Inc. will deploy Southern Lithoplate's CtP Alliance solution of Tiger V violet plates, ECRM Imaging Systems Mako NewsMatic 250 platesetters, and Presteligence Inc. NewsXtreme workflow at 12 of its sites throughout the year.

The move culminates a transition to an all-digital workflow that Wheeling, W.Va.-based Ogden began two years ago, when a similar agreement led to implementation of thermal platesetters imaging Viper 830 thermal lithoplates at another 12 production sites. The thermal CTP consumables partnership with Ogden continues along with the new violet CTP program.

As part of the new agreement with Ogden, Southern Lithoplate will direct system installation and integration of ECRM violet-laser platesetters and Presteligence NewsXtreme workflow-management systems.

Family-owned Ogden publishes 40 dailies, several weeklies and shoppers in 12 states, from Florida to New York and as far west as Hawaii. Affiliate Ogden Publications Inc., in Topeka, Kan., publishes rural-lifestyle magazines, including Grit, Capper's and Mother Earth News. …

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