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WoodWing footprint in Latin America expands into Regional Newspaper Titles

Monday, September 28, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

Zaandam, The Netherlands – Two new publications have joined the community of WoodWing newspapers in Latin America, bringing the total to 46 titles and spanning the distance from the Mexico-USA border in the north to the tip of South America in the south, where El Pingüino of Punta Arenas, Chile, is the most southerly commercial newspaper in the world.

The new members of this growing fraternity are Diario de Chiapas in Chiapas, Mexico, and La Ma-ana in Neuquen, the largest city in the Argentine Patagonia.

Diario de Chiapas is a customer of Sergio Nevárez, who was one of WoodWing's first partners in Latin America. Mr. Nevárez commented, "projects such as this one in Chiapas are very motivating because they allow us to make fundamental changes to improve journalists' jobs". The project implementation began in July, and it took just over a month for writers, editors, and designers to adapt to the parallel workflow.

La Ma-ana is a customer of Marcelo Cutini at Dot Zero, one of WoodWing's newest partners in Latin America. They will shortly begin the install of Enterprise. This is the third project for Dot Zero, a partner that provides training courses for more than 200 students per night in their facilities in Buenos Aires. Marcelo Cutini, CEO of Dot Zero, mentioned that this will be the first WoodWing site in Argentina outside of the capital. "We will be installing additional components from Tell in Italy and Epyx in Mexico," he commented, "so this is a true example of WoodWing's Smart Newspapers approach."

Steve Schaffran, WoodWing's General Manager for Latin America, emphasized that these experiences underscore the importance of a modern editorial system in the regional setting. "We are putting our full support behind these projects," he said, "because it is the regional setting where traditional functions of a newspaper are thriving."

 

 

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