Canadian Magazine Industry News
15 December 2014,     VANCOUVER

Vitamin Daily introduces its print counterpart

Online lifestyle magazine will now be available in a print edition. VITA will be distributed 10 times annually as an insert in the Vancouver Courier, Burnaby News, Richmond News and North Shore News, and will showcase beauty, fashion, culture, travel and food.

Launched on Dec. 1, VITA targets stylish women who live, work and shop in the city.

“For the first time in Vancouver’s publishing landscape, we have a broadsheet title that focuses on fashion, beauty, décor, health, restaurants and travel,” VITA and Vancouver Courier publisher Dee Dhaliwal said. “Women will turn to VITA to find places and products in their city that they can afford and experience firsthand.”

11 December 2014,     TORONTO

Descant to cease publication after winter issue

The current issue of Descant
With five decades in the industry, Descant will bid farewell to its readers after it publishes its winter 2014 issue; In A Cabinet of Curiosities, Descant 167.

Descant is a quarterly journal that showcases new and established contemporary writers and visual artist. Authors such as as Margaret Atwood, Tom McGuane and Evelyn Lau have been featured in its pages.
Editor-in-chief Karen Mulhallen released the following statement on the magazines website:

9 December 2014,     OSHAWA

Update: General Printers winds down business

As we previously reported, General Printers had filed a motion to make a proposal to restructure under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act—we’ve now learned that the company will be auctioning off its equipment. The auction is being performed by Corporate Assets Inc. on Dec. 16 and can be viewed on Dec. 15.


8 December 2014,     TORONTO

University Affairs magazine redesigns website

University Affairs magazine —Canada’s source for the Canadian university community—has revamped its website for the first time in five years. Along with improved navigation capabilities, the website was designed to display on all devices such as smartphones, desktop and tablets.

The publication recently took home Gold for Best Media Website at the 2014 COPAs. The project was led by UA web editor Tara Siebarth, UA designer Judith Lacerte, AUCC web developer Xavier Van de Maele and AUCC web manager Jeanne Thibault. Underline Studio, art director for the magazine designed the new website.

8 December 2014,     TORONTO

PrintAction appoints a new publisher

Annex Business Media has announced the appointment of Paul Grossinger as the new publisher of PrintAction magazine, effective Dec. 5. Sara Young, the departing publisher has held the position since 1991. Young has expanded the brand’s offerings, and added an awards program in 2006 that has since become the Canadian Printing Awards—an event that drew over 260 attendees and 100 nominations in 2014.

8 December 2014,     TORONTO

The Agenda takes on Canadian magazines

The Agenda with Steve Paikin tackled the future of the magazine industry during a recent episode of the TVO show. Jonathan Kay, the newly appointed editor-in-chief of The Walrus; Haley Cullingham, editor-in-chief of the Montréal-based Maisonneuve; Sarah Fulford, editor-in-chief of Toronto Life and Steve Maich head of Rogers Publishing all participated in the discussion. Topics ranged from the impact digital has had on print magazines to whether or not women read more magazines than men.

4 December 2014,     HALIFAX

Atlantic Journalism Awards now accepting entries

The Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs) is now accepting entries from journalists or news organizations in Atlantic Canada, who have published content in print or online or broadcast through a media outlet in 2014.

There are seven newspaper, five radio, five television, three Atlantic magazine and eight categories for any news media open for submission. Three finalists will be selected in each category, and those finalists will be announced in early April.

Established in 1981, The Atlantic Journalism Awards is an annual program that recognizes excellence and achievement in print and electronic news media in Atlantic Canada.

The deadline for entries is midnight, Monday February 2, 2015. Winners will be honoured at a gala at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel on Saturday, May 9, 2015. 

4 December 2014,     TORONTO

The National Magazine Awards are open for submissions

The National Magazine Awards are now accepting submissions from Canada’s print and digital magazine industry. The NMA is asking for entrants to submit their best work for recognition in 45 written, visual, integrated and special categories. The early-bird deadline is January 11 and the final deadline is January 19.


2 December 2014,     TORONTO

Put on your party hats, Canadian Living turns 40

Canadian Living will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2015. Monthly guest editors, an anniversary cookbook, VIP events and exclusive reader contests have all been planned to commemorate the milestone. The publication has also dedicated a section of its website to the ongoing festivities, and has released its first-ever issue for free (published in 1975) on its iPad app.


2 December 2014,     TORONTO

ELLE Canada, ELLE Québec and Coup de pouce win at P&G Beauty Awards

TC Media brands took home several awards during the 2014 P&G Beauty Awards; a gala that recognizes the best editorial and creative talent in Canada’s beauty, grooming and fashion industries.

“These awards confirm that our brands are undeniable fashion and beauty authorities in Canada,” Jacqueline Loch, Group Publisher and VP Consumer Solutions, Toronto and Vancouver said. “I’m thrilled to see that the expertise, talent and passion of our editorial teams are being recognized by the industry in this way. I want to congratulate all the people who have contributed to this success, which reflects so well on TC Media as a whole.”

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