MastheadOnline News RSS MastheadOnline RSS en-us Sat, 16 Dec 2017 03:05:37 UTC Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:48:55 EST TC Media sells 12 of its newspapers to Groupe Lexis Media inc. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:37:38 EST   It look like the year-end corporate changes are still not finished as TC Media, sold 12 of its publications to Groupe Lexis Média Inc., a company owned by Mr. Elie Akoury and Mr. Frédéric Coutureon on December 12, 2017.  In total, 75 employees of these various publications and 16 employees from TC Media's Production team are transferred to Groupe Lexis Média inc. North America's Oldest Magazine Names Editor/Publisher Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:30:52 EST Jocelyn Bell new editor/publisher United Church Observer  The Board of Directors of Observer Publications Inc.has appointed  Jocelyn Bell as the new Editor/Publisher of The United Church Observer. The magazine’s Managing Editor since 2006. Both of her parents are United Church ministers; her first paid assignment as a student journalist was a freelance article for The Observer.Bell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., and a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Ryerson University in Toronto. She has experience in the newsrooms of several major daily newspapers including the Toronto Star and the Hamilton Spectator. Prior to joining The Observer, Jocelyn was editor of Childview magazine.  Marcoux of Transcontinental Inducted into Women's Hall of Fame Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:01:03 EST Isabelle Marcoux Chair of the Board of Transcontinental  Isabelle Marcoux of Transcontinental has been inducted into the Women's Executive Network Hall of Fame.  She has been recognition as one of Canada's 100 most powerful women. Also in  light of Isabelle Marcoux's professional and philanthropic accomplishments."I am sincerely honoured to join the ranks of the Women's Hall of Fame," said Isabelle Marcoux, Chair of the Board of Transcontinental Inc. "I am proud to ensure the continued growth of TC Transcontinental. This recognition reflects positively on Transcontinental as a whole. Moreover, This honour is a testament to my sustained commitment towards the advancement of women into executive and board member roles.  New Publisher for SBC Media Mon, 4 Dec 2017 12:53:06 EST   Mike Hartman publisher SBC Media Mike Hartman has over 20 years of action-sports and media experience under his belt.  As a former employee of SBC Media Inc. Mike spent 11 years with the company, starting in the role of Circulation and Promotions Manager, followed by a promotion to Director of Digital, and eventually becoming Managing Director where he was responsible for overseeing the operation of all departments. For the past 2.5 years, Mike has been working as the Associate Publisher/Director of Operations at King Network Inc. where he was instrumental in the successful launch of Forecast Ski Magazine, the rebrand of King Skateboard, and a revamped digital program. Cover of the Week: Weddingbells Magazine releases first-to-market bridal cover shot exclusively on iPhone Mon, 4 Dec 2017 16:24:46 EST   An industry first, Weddingbells’ upcoming Spring & Summer 2018 issue features a cover and editorial images captured entirely using an iPhone 8 Plus. The cover was shot by fashion photographer Alvaro Goveia, and the issue also includes a “real wedding” which the magazine commissioned Toronto-based wedding photographer Barb Simkova to capture on iPhone 8 Plus. More staff cuts and changes at Bell Media, Postmedia and Torstar. Mon, 4 Dec 2017 15:37:27 EST source: The turbulence in the media industry has hopefully hit bottom as the media titans continue to reorganize their companies to the new market realities. Hopefully, there will be no more as we enter the holiday season. Our best wishes to all the affected families by these changes. Postmedia Network Canada Corp. announced on November 27, a transaction with Metroland Media Group and Free Daily News Group Inc., both subsidiaries of Torstar Corporation, to acquire 22 of Torstar’s community newspaper properties and 2 free commuter daily newspapers and to sell 15 of Postmedia’s community newspaper properties and 2 free commuter daily newspapers to Torstar. Cover of the week - GQ Citizen of the Year Scott Bullock Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:18:32 EST   GQ magazine has named controversial former San Francisco 49r’s quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Citizen of the Year. Their website proclaims that they are “Celebrating the man who became a movement.”  Or perhaps they just hope to cash in with tons of free publicity and  and big newsstand sales?  Regardless, it’s a gutsy move and a powerful cover treatment.   A Tribute to Joan Harrison of Canadian Hairdresser Thu, 23 Nov 2017 22:21:08 EST   The life story of Joan Harrison, CEO of Harco Publishing that publishes Canadian Hairdresser magazine ended on Oct 7, 2017. Her legacy will be remembered for her vast contributions to the hair and beauty industry in Canada. Joan was a hairstylist, salon owner and magazine publisher during her career. She won the Chattter’s Chizuko Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015 for her contributions to the industry.  The 2017 COPA Winners Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:02:02 EST   The 2017 COPA Awards were held at the Double Tree Hilton last week in Toronto on November 14. The 9th annual COPAs is reflective of digital publishing excellence from across the country as there were winners from British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec this year. The winners of the Best of Canada Awards was Western Magazine for Best Digital Solution, Vice News for Best Digital Content and Legion Magazine won Independent Publisher of the year. Coalition on Copyright Changes Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:11:23 EST    I Value Canadian Stories is an initiative driven by a coalition of associations across the creative industries founded by: Access Copyright, Association of Canadian Publishers, Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens, Canadian Publishers’ Council, News Media Canada, Playwrights Guild of Canada and The Writers' Union of Canada. Heritage Canada review of Magazines Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:59:14 EST Department of Canadian Heritage The Department of Canadian Heritage continues its review of cultural programs such as the CPF, Magazines Canada is collecting key statistical data across the industry, on a random and aggregated basis, to inform policy-makers and shape the positions  on major issues.The Board of Magazines Canada has prioritized this research, and asks for  help to ensure the magazine industry is well represented through accurate and relevant data. Magazines on Parliament Hill Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:16:44 EST     Magazines Canada members and key partners are invited to join the association's Board of Directors in Ottawa on November 21 for  Magazines on the Hill reception. This is an opportunity to meet  with Members of Parliament, Senators and other influential Ottawa decision-makers who are responsible for the legislation that underpins Canada's cultural policy and programs, including the Canada Periodical Fund. Come out and share a #MagazineMoment with Ottawa! Transcontinental Media sell 21 publications Tue, 7 Nov 2017 11:37:56 EST   exiting the publishing field Transcontinental Media  announces  the sale of 21 of its publications and their related web properties to Icimédias Inc. In total, 140 employees of these various publications and 28 employees from TC Media's Production team are transferred to Icimédias.  With the completion of this transaction, close to 50% of the titles included in this process are now in the hands of local owners. State of Digital Seminar Tue, 7 Nov 2017 21:40:39 EST     How to compete in the digital world for publidhers. What digital wagon do they hitch a ride on? The digital landscape includes programmatic, search, social, content marketing, web display and email.  What are the needs of the reader and advertiser in this new environment? There are signs that readers are suffering from digital ad overload? What is the ad effectiveness of tv, radio, outdoor, newspaper and magazines versus digital which is better. What works and doesn’t work will be explored in this panel discussion with 3 marketers. Magazine Canada Awards Merge with National Magazine Awards Tue, 7 Nov 2017 01:19:27 EST     The National Media Awards Foundation and Magazines Canada  announce the integration of 10 Magazine Grands Prix categories into the National Magazine Awards.The National Magazine Awards will be a unified program of 29 categories  to recognize excellence in journalism, writing, visual art, design and publishing. Open to all Canadian creators and publications in both official languages, the National Magazine Awards recognize our country’s diverse communities of readers.