Canadian Magazine Industry News
20 April 2015,     TORONTO

Canadian Business Media wants to strengthen B2B publishing

Canadian Business Media, a national trade association representing the B2B media industry in Canada, is launching various marketing, promotion, communication, education, networking and recognition initiatives, in order to boost and sustain support within the industry.

Formerly known as Canadian Business Press, CBM will continue to produce the Kenneth R. Wilson Awards, an annual event that celebrates outstanding achievements in the B2B industry.

CBM has also launched B2Blog for B2B Publishers, a resource that is also aimed at building a stronger community. The new tool will offer relevant, timely, educational and compelling information about B2B publishing.

16 April 2015,     MONTREAL

Ricardo magazine goes digital

Ricardo Media has launched a digital edition of its magazine on Next Issue.

"I'm thrilled to deliver our content to readers wherever they may be," chef Ricardo Larrivée said. "Plus, the tablet editions round out our multi-platform offerings, which includes print, web, mobile and television."

"The tablet editions give readers an interactive experience that lends itself perfectly to cooking," adds Brigitte Coutu, Ricardo Media president.

16 April 2015,     MONTREAL

Next Issue launches French-language interface

Next Issue, a digital magazine subscription service, is expanding its newsstand by offering readers an all-French language interface with over 20 Quebec-based French magazine titles—which will also be available in English.


16 April 2015,     MANITOBA

MMPA holds annual vote for magazine of the year

As the 2015 Maggie Awards draws near, its organizers, the Manitoba Magazine Publishers Association, is seeking the opinion of magazine readers to choose their favourite publication of the year.

Nominees for the People's Choice award include Canada’s History, Geez, Cellar Door, Conservator, Prairie Fire, The Hub and The Cottager.

Winners will be announced at the Maggie Award celebration on May 28 at the Viscount Gort Hotel in Winnipeg. Visit the website to vote, and for more information.

9 April 2015,     TORONTO

Magazines Canada is looking for a new CEO

After 16 years as CEO of Magazines Canada, Mark Jamison is stepping down. Jamison’s last day will be on December 31, and Magazines Canada is aiming to fill his role by 2016.

"This is very much Mark’s decision, and as you would expect, he has provided ample advance notice to allow for a smooth transition," Michael Fox, chair of magazines Canada's board of directors said . "All of the Board members join me in acknowledging the tremendous leadership that Mark has provided, and in appreciating his practical approach to planning the future of the association as well as evolving his career."

9 April 2015,     VANCOUVER

Western Living celebrates western designers

Western Living is holding its annual Designer of the Year awards, celebrating the best Western Canadian designers in categories that include architecture, interior, eco and industrial design.

The deadline to apply is April 14, and results will be published in the September issue of Western Living. The awards ceremony will take place on Sept. 18.

Visit the website for the latest on the judges and submission details.

9 April 2015,     TORONTO

The CSME tackles multi-platform display

The Canadian Society of Magazine Editors (CSME) is holding an event on April 16 to help editors translate the success they see in print, to success online.

Managing multi-platform display will feature panelists Patrick Walsh, editor-in-chief of Outdoor Canada; David Topping, executive online editor of; and Simone Castello, the life and relationships web editor at

The panelists will provide expertise on using social media to drive web traffic, tips for writing award-winning display and the best tools to optimize content, based on keywords and trends.

1 April 2015,     TORONTO

Azure magazine releases 30th anniversary journal

It’s been a great year for publications celebrating milestones, and for contemporary architecture and design magazine Azure, the celebration comes in the form of a 30th anniversary exclusive journal, highlighting innovative moments chosen from the publications past 235 issues.

The 34-page journal is available online and in the digital edition of the May anniversary issue. It highlights key people, events, spaces, objects and ideas that have shaped design and architecture over the past three decades.

1 April 2015,     ONTARIO

SkyNews commemorates milestone with 20th anniversary issue

SkyNews magazine, a niche market publication for amateur astronomers and astrophotographers, is celebrating its 20th year of publishing in its May/June issue—set to hit newsstands on April 13.

The issue comes in at 72 pages, the magazine’s biggest yet, and will be polybagged on newsstands with “Getting Started in Astronomy,” an eight-page booklet co-published with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

The National Museum of Science in Ottawa (now the Canada Science & Technology Museum) launched SkyNews in 1995.

31 March 2015,     HALIFAX

AJA Award finalists announced

The nominees have been announced for the Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs), an annual program that recognizes excellence and achievement in print and electronic news media in Atlantic Canada. 

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