MastheadOnline News RSS http://www.mastheadonline.com/rss/news.php MastheadOnline RSS en-us Wed, 22 Aug 2018 07:11:27 UTC Wed, 22 Aug 2018 02:57:38 EST http://www.mastheadonline.com circulation@masthead.ca webmaster@northisland.ca Ricardo Media Appoints Lee Herberman http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2018/20180720696.shtml Fri, 20 Jul 2018 12:04:57 EST Lee Herberman Head of Business Development Ricardo Media Inc. has announce the appointment of Lee Herberman as Head of Business Development.  Experienced in all facets of broadcasting, production and strategic development, Herberman will lead the development and execution of new initiatives in English Canada.   Magazines Canada Moving http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2018/20180719883.shtml Thu, 19 Jul 2018 13:11:19 EST   Magazines Canada is moving to a new office space. As of August 1, 2018, Magazines Canada’s new mailing address is:555 Richmond Street West, Suite 604 Toronto, ON M5V 3B1. Phone number will remain 416 504-0274  Note that the Distribution Warehouse is NOT moving. Export Funding Program Includes Magazines http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2018/20180719856.shtml Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:36:36 EST Can Canadian Magazines be exported? With Creative Canada, the Government plans to help Canada’s creative industries open up opportunities in new markets around the world. The Government investment of $125 million over 5 years to implement Canada’s first Creative Export Strategy.This includes the launch of Creative Export Canada, a new funding program that will help creators stand out in the global market. Rogers cuts 75 from Publishing Division http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2018/20180618020.shtml Mon, 18 Jun 2018 16:16:09 EST   Maclean's and Chatelaine lost staff Rogers Media cuts 75 staff from publishing operations. As Rogers moves further out of  publishing, about one-third of the staff from the publishing and digital content division have been let go. Included  in the lay offs were  staff from Maclean' and  Chatelaine. There are now about 150 people left in the publishing division. Non of the frequencies of any of the publications has been changed New Editor for Wings and Helicopters http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2018/20180618991.shtml Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:20:32 EST Jon Robinson Jon Robinson is the new editor of Wings Magazine and sister publication Helicopters. Jon was previous editor of Print Action another Annex trade publication. He came with Print Action when it was sold to Annex in 2013. Jon was with Print Action for 15 years. He is a Economics graduate of Brock University. Western Living and Vancouver Magazine Sold to Canada Wide Media http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2018/20180614042.shtml Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:24:05 EST Vancouver City Magazine Peter Legge, CEO and chair, Canada Wide Media Limited,  announce the acquisition of Western Living magazine, Vancouver magazine and related print and digital assets. The acquisition also includes WLCondo and Vancouver magazine City Guide.   Vancouver magazine is published 10 times a year with a readership of 314,000 and Western Living is also published 10 times a year with a readership of more than 287,000.  Western Canadian focus is centered on three pillars: home design and décor, food and wine, and travel. St. Joseph Media buys Totem from Yellow Pages http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2018/20180613025.shtml Wed, 13 Jun 2018 21:11:01 EST Circulation of 4.5 million  St. Joseph Communications announced the acquisition of Totem from Yellow Pages Ltd. Totem will now operate under Strategic Content Labs, the custom content arm of St. Joseph Media that creates print and digital products.Totem’s biggest clients include  the quarterly CAA Magazine with combined readership of 4.5 million. Other Totem clients include  The Hockey News and The London Magazine. F ounded as Redwood Custom Communications, it was bought by TC Media in 2008 and then sold to Yellow Pages in 2016 and renamed Totem.  All but One of Transcontinental Publications Sold http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2018/20180610987.shtml Sun, 10 Jun 2018 06:25:23 EST     Transcontinental  Media Sector, TC Media, announces  the sale of three more of its local newspapers, as well as their related web properties, to Groupe Lexis Média inc., a company of which Mr. Frédéric Couture is President. In total, 26 employees of the various publications and 1 employee from TC Media's Production team are transferred to Groupe Lexis Média inc.Six months ago, this publisher acquired 12 of TC Media's  local newspapers as part of our sale process launched a year ago COPA unveils refreshed logo for its 10th anniversary http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2018/20180607852.shtml Thu, 7 Jun 2018 18:14:01 EST   The COPAs , the badge of honour in the digital world celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2018 and a special logo has been created for this special milestone for the awards. Martin Seto, producer of the COPAs, in celebration for the 10th Anniversary decided to roll  back entries fees to when they first launched the COPAs in 2009. State of The Media Report http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2018/20180602640.shtml Sat, 2 Jun 2018 05:04:20 EST 2018 Global Report  Cision surveyed 1,355 journalists from across seven countries on their perception of the media and communications industries to craft the State of the Media Report 2018.  As the media contends with constant accusations of fake news, anti-media sentiment, and an overwhelming supply of competing content, it's becoming much more difficult for professional journalists and influencers to be heard. National Magazine Awards Winners Announced http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2018/20180602621.shtml Sat, 2 Jun 2018 11:29:09 EST    More than 400 members of the Canadian magazine industry—publishers, editors, art directors, writers, photographers, illustrators, circulators and more—joined esteemed sponsors and other guests at the 41st National Magazine Awards gala, at the Arcadian Court in Toronto. Gold, Silver and Honourable Mention awards were presented in 29 categories. Toronto Life Cover Commemorates Victims of Toronto Van Attack http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2018/20180517237.shtml Thu, 17 May 2018 11:43:59 EST June cover in only two colours  Toronto Life announced that the June 2018 issue features a unique and powerful cover commemorating the victims of the April 23 van attack at Yonge and Finch. Created by Toronto Life's art director, Christine Dewairy, the simple black-and-white image depicts Yonge Street at Finch Avenue covered with 10 hand-painted hearts, marking the 10 lives that were lost in the attack. The hearts also signify the courage and kindness demonstrated by bystanders and first responders that afternoon—and the outpouring of love from Torontonians who rallied around the #torontostrong hashtag in the days that followed. Coast to Coast Sold to Comag http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2018/20180510634.shtml Scott Bullock Thu, 10 May 2018 21:21:19 EST   Coast to Coast is being sold to Comag, a U.S.-based national distributor, formally owned by Conde Naste & Hearst.  CoversSell.com has been advised that a Canadian office will be maintained, and some key account services professionals will be kept on board the new merged entity. Comag would purchase the assets of Cost to Coast effective January 1, 2019. Magazines Fellow's winner Will Pearson http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2018/20180506980.shtml Awards Sun, 6 May 2018 11:29:19 EST Magazines Fellow's Will Pearson  Magazines Canada has announce that the second annual Magazines Canada Fellow is Will Pearson, a writer and audio producer currently based in Peterborough, Ontario. Pearson's work has appeared in a number of Canadian magazines and on community radio stations, and he is also the co-producer and co-host of the Peterborough Currents podcast. Every year, Magazines Canada Fellows have the opportunity to choose their host magazine f. Pearson has elected to work at The United Church Observer. National Magazine Nominations fo 2018 Announced http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2018/20180506967.shtml Sun, 6 May 2018 10:40:45 EST     For the 2017 awards year, 197 Canadian magazines from all across the country—English and French, print and digital—entered the best of their editorial and design to the National Magazine Awards, submitting the work of more than 2,000 writers, editors, photographers, illustrators, art directors and other creators. The NMAF’s 150 volunteer judges have nominated a total of 208 submissions from 81 different Canadian magazines for awards in 29 written and visual, editorial and best magazine categories.