MastheadOnline News RSS http://www.mastheadonline.com/rss/news.php MastheadOnline RSS en-us Sun, 26 Jan 2020 21:46:29 UTC Sun, 26 Jan 2020 16:46:22 EST http://www.mastheadonline.com circulation@masthead.ca webmaster@northisland.ca Hockey News & Sports Illustrated Team Up http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200125918.shtml Sat, 25 Jan 2020 10:38:53 EST      Sports Illustrated ( SI) and The Hockey News – are joining forces to launch a dynamic, multimedia experience for consumers across North America. To be launch this spring, covering the sport of hockey on a national and local level, across print, digital, video and audio. SI and The Hockey News will expand their offering to launch co-branded team sites for every NHL franchise, joining the more than 90 current local offerings from SI. Canadian Society of Magazine Editors Shutting Down http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200125863.shtml Sat, 25 Jan 2020 12:51:02 EST   The Canadian Society of Magazine Editors (CSME), a Toronto-based national non-profit organization, announces the closure of its operations, effective immediately.  In January 2020, CSME board members, who serve as volunteers, voted to bring operations, including accepting memberships and hosting events and the yearly awards, to an end. Chris Bond, CSME President. Publishers Blast Canada Post On Expanding Flyer Distribution http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200123103.shtml Wed, 22 Jan 2020 12:56:38 EST   Key income for community news is flyer distribution News Media Canada  a national advocacy group for print media has blasted Canada Post’s plans to expand its retail flyer distribution and is calling on the federal parties to block what the group calls unfair competition. Unlike Canada Post, newspapers that distribute flyers do not have access to lockboxes in apartments and condominiums. “We don’t mind fair competition, but this is using taxpayer dollars and an unfair advantage to deliberately undercut private business,” Media Classified Buys City Parent from Metroland http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200118024.shtml Sat, 18 Jan 2020 21:04:36 EST   Media Classified Corporation has acquired City Parent, Metroland Media's monthly parenting and lifestyle magazine.  For over 25 years, City Parent has provided parents in the GTA and SWO area with articles that cover tips and tricks for every age group, parenting self-care, product reviews for both children and adults, family-oriented events, amenities and education facility information. Postal Strike Not Before June http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200116025.shtml Thu, 16 Jan 2020 01:44:53 EST   Arbitrator in CUPW negotiations granted six-month extension. The Minister of Labour has agreed to extend the arbitration process by six months, to June 30, 2020, at the request of the arbitrator.  Arbitrator Elizabeth MacPherson, whose mandate was set to expire on December 31, 2019, now has until the end of June to deliver two new collective agreements between Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW-Urban and CUPW-RSMC). Postmedia Total Revenue Down But Digital Is Up http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200113962.shtml Mon, 13 Jan 2020 12:52:15 EST Postmedia's flagship publication Postmedia  had a $3-million loss in its first quarter with total revenues declining  8.5 per cent from a year earlier and with print advertising having the biggest decline  .Total  revenue was $156.7 million for the first quarter  ending  Nov. 30, down from $171.3 million a year earlier. Digital advertising revenue was up 11.1 per cent and total digital revenue rose $2.8 million to $35.6 million Hakai Magazine is the Big Winner of the 2019 COPA Awards http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200110753.shtml Fri, 10 Jan 2020 04:15:14 EST The winners of the COPAs for 2019 were awarded last night over a 10 course dinner party event at Dim Sum King in Toronto that saw Hakai Magazine win 6 Gold and 3 silver. Hakai Magazine is based in Victoria, BC and explores science, society, and the environment from a coastal perspective. HuffPost Canada won 6 medals with 3 Gold and 3 Silvers. Bell Media won 5 with 2 Gold and 3 Silver. The event was broadcast live on Twiiter through the #mastheadmag and #COPAwards hashtags Who was the Best of the Best?   The best of of the best competition from all the entries saw the following results for the Best of Canada. Gold was won by Hakai Magazine for Best Digital Content for their investigative article on Human Smuggling and Silver went to Local Love /United Way. The Gold for Best Publication was awarded to a surprise winner Fête Chinoise an entry in the new Ethnic Media Division, an upscale lifestyle publication for the Chinese community. Silver was won by Vancouver Magazine. Readership Study On Print Ad Engagement http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2019/20191230970.shtml Thu, 2 Jan 2020 17:08:09 EST Study on ad engagement across all media A new study conducted by Totum Research on behalf of News Media Canada has found that printed newspaper ads engage Canadians more than any other medium, print or digital. Specifically, the findings published in the 2019 Local Newspapers: Engaged and Connected Report reveal that advertisement engagement for print newspapers is nearly two times higher than other media formats, which includes television, radio, digital newspapers, magazines,social media and online searches. ZoomerMedia Announces a Deal With St. Joseph http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2019/20191230961.shtml Thu, 2 Jan 2020 21:08:49 EST   Canada's largest consumer magazine publisher ZoomerMedia  announced today that its  subsidiary, Darwin CX , has signed a deal to provide its cloud-based subscription management technology to St. Joseph Communications. Darwin, a software-as-a-service platform, will serve St. Joe's iconic suite of magazine brands, including Toronto Life, Maclean’s, Chatelaine, and Hello! Canada. In addition to fulfillment, Darwin will power St. Joe's acquisition and retention efforts through its  customer experience orchestration and AI NOW Magazine Sold to Media Central http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2019/20191230947.shtml Thu, 2 Jan 2020 23:47:47 EST 38 year old NOW Magazine Now Magazine, Toronto's  alternative news weekly, has been bought by Toronto-based Media Central with the intent of building a chain of alternative papers across North America . Now publisher Alice Klein, who will be staying on as Chief Editorial Strategist,thanked the magazine’s readers in an open letter. NOW Magazine reaches 510,000 average weekly unique readers in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. NOW generated Revenues of over $4 million.  Last Printed Edition Of Truck News http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2019/20191216790.shtml Wed, 18 Dec 2019 11:42:27 EST   Truck News is transitioning to an online format with the publishing of December, its final print edition. Newcom will continue to produce a print magazine, in the form of Today’s Trucking. The  editorial team for TruckNews magazine will be playing a much larger role in the publishing of Today’s Trucking. A completely redesigned of TruckNews.com will be launched in the new year. Charlotte Gill is the new Rogers Communications Chair of Literary Journalism at Banff Centre http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2019/20191212044.shtml Tue, 17 Dec 2019 06:52:41 EST Charlotte Gill author of Eating Dirt  Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity has announce that award-winning author Charlotte Gill is the new Rogers Communications Chair in Literary Journalism.  She is currently faculty in the MFA program in Creative Nonfiction at King’s College. Charlotte brings incredible experience to the role as one of the foremost voices in the field of literary journalism, and in her abilities as a generous mentor. She lives on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada. Publishers Looking For New Printer http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2019/20191211929.shtml Thu, 12 Dec 2019 03:21:13 EST One P.E.I publications looking for a new printer  The closure of the Transcontinental printing plant in Borden-Carleton, P.E.I., has left some the Island's publications looking for alternatives.The  number one concern right now is getting things across a bridge when the weather is not good. Currently, the plant prints local publications, including: West Prince Graphic, Eastern Graphic,  Island Farmer, County Line Courier,The Buzz P.E.I.,Salty Magazine,   La Voix Acadienne , The Employment Journal,  Penny Saver P.E.I.. "Provincial Magazine of the Year "Added To Awards http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2019/20191211692.shtml Wed, 11 Dec 2019 22:03:21 EST   The Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA) is pleased to announce the addition of three new provincial Achievement Awards categories to its 2020 Awards season: BC Magazine of the Year, Manitoba Magazine of the Year, and Saskatchewan Magazine of the Year.   Recognizing the stellar content produced throughout Western Canada, AMPA is expanding its borders and inviting magazines published in Western provinces to submit entries to Magazine of the Year categories. Federal Support For Magazines ? http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2019/20191210926.shtml Tue, 10 Dec 2019 02:16:49 EST   Magazines Canada is collecting key statistical data across the industry, on a random and aggregated basis, to inform policy-makers and shape the positions we take on major issues, such as the ongoing modernization of the CPF. Even if you do not receive funding from the CPF, the Canada Council for the Arts, or other government bodies, your data could expand magazine programs and supports.