MastheadOnline News RSS http://www.mastheadonline.com/rss/news.php MastheadOnline RSS en-us Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:47:15 UTC Fri, 19 Oct 2018 05:38:35 EST http://www.mastheadonline.com circulation@masthead.ca webmaster@northisland.ca COPA 2018 Finalists Released. A spotlight on Canadian talent http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2018/20180926947.shtml Wed, 26 Sep 2018 22:13:14 EST   The COPAs is a national awards program and celebration for all the outstanding digital publishing professionals in Canada.  The finalists for the 2018 Awards were posted on the COPA web site  Click here to see the finalists. In its 10th year anniversary the COPAs has become the badge of honour in the Canadian publishing industry for excellence in online content.  One of the more notable entries in the Academic division is written by Cory Morrison a student from Sheridan College who lives with autism and his article  - “The journey of autism services “ is a finalist in the Best Article category. Another first this year were entries from a bilingual Chinese culture magazine Fete Chinoise that is  finalist in the Best Niche Website and Best investigative Article in the Consumer division   Matthew Holmes Leaves Magazine Canada http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2018/20180913639.shtml Thu, 13 Sep 2018 16:46:48 EST Matthew Holmes  Matthew Holmes, Magazines Canada's President and Chief Executive Officer, has left the organization for a position leading government and institutional relations for Queen's University.Over the past three years, Matthew has steered Magazines Canada through considerable changes in the industry, and our association. Matthew oversaw a period of change management and renewal at Magazines Canada. Magazines Canada will be transitioning to new leadership under an Executive Director. Major Cuts To Postmedia Newspapers http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2018/20180911006.shtml Tue, 11 Sep 2018 14:11:19 EST One of 10 newspapers going out of print Postmedia  has close six community newspapers and gone online with four others. They will also cut about 10 per cent of thier workforce across the newspaper chain.  Postmeedia  has shut down the Camrose Canadian and Strathmore Standard in Alberta and the Kapuskasing Northern Times, Ingersoll Times, Norwich Gazette and Petrolia Topic in Ontario. Rogers Selling Off Last Magazines http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2018/20180911981.shtml Tue, 11 Sep 2018 23:31:44 EST Once Canada's largest circulation magazine Rogers, according to a Globe & Mail story is looking for a buyer for  eight of it's  magazine and digital assets, including Maclean’s, Canadian Business, MoneySense, Today’s Parent, Hello! Canada, Flare and Chatelaine’s French and English editions . Rogers wants to  sell them as a package  deal, rather than selling them off piece meal Horizon Travel and ONtheGO Magazines Sold to Lazarus Bleau http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2018/20180911797.shtml Tue, 11 Sep 2018 19:27:09 EST ​​​​​​​   Lazarus Bleau Inc.  has acquired Horizon Travel Magazine and OntheGo Toronto media business. Horizon Travel and lifestyle magazine is distributed through The Toronto Star, National Post and The Wall Street Journal, claims of a readership of over 4 million consumers in Canada and the US. Ricardo Media Appoints Lee Herberman http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2018/20180720696.shtml Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:11:55 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 20:46:27 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 01:48:30 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 17:47:01 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 13:34:41 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 06:18:13 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 16:17:33 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 14:34:07 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 19:01:52 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 09:17:37 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.