Canadian Publishing Industry News
8 April 2019,     SIMCOE, ONTARIO

Scott Jamieson is Appointed COO of Annex

Scott Jamieson Chief Operating Officer of Annex
Scott Jamieson Chief Operating Officer of Annex
Annex Business Media has appointed Scott Jamieson as chief operating officer (COO). Reporting to president and CEO Mike Fredericks, Jamieson will work with the executive team as Annex continues to expand into new business areas and opportunities. Jamieson has extensive media experience, starting his career as an editor in Southam’s forestry group in Montreal, followed by just over a decade as an independent publisher of three forestry publications. He joined Annex through acquisition in 2004,  most recently helping to build out the event business

8 April 2019,     TORONTO

The 2019 Canadian Online Publishing Awards enter its 11th year with a new division for Ethnic Media

The COPAs are now entering it 11th year and will be introducing a new division this year for Ethnic Media to reflect Canada’s multi-cultural society. This new division's catgeories will be announced on May 1 when the 2019 Categories will be released with the call for entries beginning May 13.

31 March 2019,     CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA

Apple News Service Reaches 1.4 Billion Devices

Canadian publishers get on board
Canadian publishers get on board
Apple's new subscription service includes brings  over 300 American and Canadian magazines, newspapers and digital publishers  within the Apple News® app. Available in the US and Canada, Apple News+ subscribers can access current and past issues and individual articles from Canadian publications such as Chatelaine,Maclean's, Cottage Life, Toronto Life, Hockey News, Toronto Star and La Presse.The Apple News Format promises greater interactivity with readers, such as letting them respond to calls to action in digital magazine ads. The tradeoff from the subscription service is clear, publications  appear on Apple News Plus, with distribution on 1.4

20 March 2019,     TORONTO

Rogers Sells Magazines To St. Joseph

Circulation of over 500,00
Circulation of over 500,00
St. Joseph Communications  has bought the magazine division of Rogers.  Titles such as Maclean's, Chatelaine, Hello Canada and Today's Parents will be joining St. Joseph's publishing division. All 126 staff of Rogers Magazine division  will be offered a position at St. Joseph. The deal includes both English and French editions. Digital publications Canadian Business and Flare are included. 

15 March 2019,     OTTAWA

Access Copyright Fight Goes To Federal Court of Appeal

Representing Publishers and Writers
Representing Publishers and Writers
York University Appeal hearing: Access Copyright Legal team appeared before the Federal Court of Appeal in Ottawa on March 5 and 6 for the appeal hearing in the legal action between Access Copyright and York University. Access Copyright defending the interests of Canadian creators and publishers.

11 March 2019,    

MagsWest 21 Speakers Get High Ratings

One of 17 sessions
One of 17 sessions
MagsWest conference had  about eighty delegates registered over the three days, attendees rated most of the 17 sessions and 21 speakers very highly. Of special note were Sarah Hoyles’ Podcasting intensive (“Really engaging. So many takeaways!!” “Really awesome that you got to try out what she was talking about”), Ian MacKenzie’s The Art of Crowdfunding workshop (“Best session of the conference”),

27 February 2019,     MONTREAL

RICARDO Kills English Magazine

Distribution costs and internet advertising problems
Distribution costs and internet advertising problems
RICARDO english magazine’s Spring issue will be it's last issue. The  subscription base is growing and had won a lot of awards, also  received  public and industry recognition.There are two main reasons for our decision. Firstly, the significant distribution cost to different points of sale across Canada is too high for a small publisher. In addition, the revenue previously generated by Canadian magazine advertising has migrated to media such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft.

17 February 2019,     LONDON

Facebook Launches a Magazine in Print

Facebook print magazine, only in England
Facebook print magazine, only in England
Facebook the worlds major player on  social media and online is joining the print magazine  industry with the launch of GROW, a quarterly magazine aimed at Business owners. It is   only available in the UK. With the appearance of a magazine , Facebook does not to call it a “magazine.”  Its format is  a magazine, including interviews with leading business figures. Grow is designed as a thought leadership platform that shines a light on people,

17 February 2019,     CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO

Cambridge Times Reduces Print Editions

The Cambridge Times will no longer produce a Tuesday print edition and instead focus on news delivered several times a day, seven days a week on They will continue to produce and deliver a print edition every Thursday. The  decision to consolidate the print editions was taken after  feedback from advertisers, readers and staff.

1 February 2019,     TORONTO

First Joint Story By Reader's Digest and United Church Observer

Reader’s Digest Canada and The United Church Observer have unveil their first joint effort—a account of the July 2018 rescue of the White Helmets, Syria’s  volunteer first responders.  In August 2018,veteran journalist Sally Armstrong and photographer Peter Bregg travelled to Jordan and Israel to learn about the people and planning behind the secret Canadian-led international operation that saved 422 lives

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