MastheadOnline News RSS MastheadOnline RSS en-us Sat, 11 Jul 2020 12:00:08 UTC Sat, 11 Jul 2020 07:48:18 EST Call For Entries - Canadian Online Publishing Awards Thu, 2 Jul 2020 20:17:07 EST   The 2020 Canadian Online Publishing Awards Call for Entries opened on Canada Day this year on July 1. The COPAs are entering its 12th year and has become a high profile industry showcase of Canadian publishing and has become a badge of honour for all the winners.  Ban of Facebook Ads to Stop the Spread of Hate Martin Seto Thu, 2 Jul 2020 07:19:59 EST     In response to Facebook’s repeated failure to meaningfully address the vast proliferation of hate on its platforms, six organizations today announced a new campaign, #StopHateforProfit, that asks large Facebook advertisers to show they will not support a company that puts profit over safety. ADL (the Anti-Defamation League), the NAACP, Sleeping Giants, Color Of Change, Free Press and Common Sense have created a coalition of the nation’s most storied civil rights organizations calling for some of the world’s largest corporations to pause advertising on Facebook during the month of July 2020. Access Copyright Appeals Decision To The Supreme Court Mon, 22 Jun 2020 06:25:00 EST   Represents Publishers and writers Access Copyright filed an application with the Supreme Court of Canada for leave to appeal the  decision of the Federal Court of Appeal in the legal action between the organization and York University. Access Copyright claims The Court of Appeal’s decision has the potential to irreparably harm creators and publishers by increasing the complexity and cost for them to receive compensation Covid-19 and Paper Fri, 19 Jun 2020 13:11:09 EST   The COVID-19 pandemic has raised questions about the lifespan of the virus on a variety of surfaces, including paper and paper-based packaging products. Some service providers are capitalizing on consumer uncertainty by suggesting or requiring that their customers go paperless for safety reasons.There is no proof of this.  A study published in the May 2020 issue of The Lancet reported on the stability of Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2) on various surfaces in different environmental conditions. Network For Online Advertising For Newspapers Thu, 18 Jun 2020 18:17:42 EST     News Media Canada has announced the launch of the Maple Network Exchange (MNE), a first-of-its-kind initiative for the organization. MNE offers premium Canadian advertising inventory to Canadian marketers, governments and businesses through a convenient self-serve platform. The platform provides end-to-end transparency on media dollars, using credible Canadian sites. Magazines In Canada Report Tue, 16 Jun 2020 13:14:55 EST   Statista has come out with a report "Magazines in Canada ". In general, the magazine market in North America is declining. The number of magazine readers in Canada have been decreasing since 2014, falling from 17.2 million down to 15.9 in 2016. In the same period, revenues from newsstand sales sank by over 79 million U.S. dollars. A reason for this decline could be that consumption among younger audiences is lower than that of older generations. Editors To Be Replaced By AI Software Tue, 16 Jun 2020 03:43:24 EST   According to the British Guardian dozens of journalists have been sacked after Microsoft decided to replace them with artificial intelligence software. Staff who maintain the news homepages on Microsoft’s MSN website and its Edge browser  have been told that they will be no longer be required because robots can now do their jobs. Around 27 individuals employed by PA Media – formerly the Press Association Homes Publishing Sells Renovation Contractor Tue, 16 Jun 2020 13:12:28 EST     Renovation Contractor magazine has been acquired by Annex Business Media, Canada’s largest business media company. Purchased from the Homes Publishing Group, the brand will be added to Annex’s light construction media group. The group included Glass Canada, Canadian Rental Service, Fenestration Review, and Canadian Contractor, and is led by publisher Danielle Labrie.     NEW COVID-19 News coverage category for the 2020 COPAs Mon, 1 Jun 2020 14:28:19 EST     The 2020 COPA Entry Rules have been posted and it will include this year a special COVID-19 news coverage category that will be free to enter by any any online publisher. The COPAs have adapted this year’s awards to reflect the current times as many publishers are seeing a soft advertising market.    There is hope for a sharp rebound in advertising for all the publishers, but we are experiencing the sharpest economic contraction of our generation that will be followed by an uneven recovery according to the BDC. It may take in the form of a “V”, “U” or “L” shape highlighting best and worst case scenarios. We are hopeful for a “U” shape recovery in the advertising market by the fall, but some may experience a “L” shape depending on the industry sector. The COPAs will become a valuable instrument to help promote the industry as the ecomony rebounds.. News Corp Kills Over 100 Publications Fri, 29 May 2020 09:31:50 EST Australia's largest media company by far News Corp said it would stop printing more than 100 Australian newspapers by the end of June, closing 36 outright and moving the rest solely to the Internet, in its latest response to media shifts accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic. News Corp which dominates Australia's media and political landscape said it would take 76 regional publications online only and shut another 36 altogether. It said the closures would lead to job cuts. Harrowsmith Launches Harrowsmith Radio Fri, 29 May 2020 16:13:45 EST   Harrowsmith moves into radio Harrowsmith magazine has announce the launch of Harrowsmith Radio, arriving at community and campus radio stations across three provinces (British Columbia, Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador) as of May 20, 2020 — with more stations coming on board over the next several months. Harrowsmith is all about “Make. Grow. Sustain. Share.” And that’s exactly what community radio is about too, making this a perfect fit. Community media is growing. According to the National Campus and Community Radio Association, an average of 3 to 5 new stations launch each year. Copyright Framework is Broken Sat, 23 May 2020 00:13:28 EST National voice of English language Canadian owned book publisher  The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP)  said that Canada’s “copyright framework is broken” after an appeals court dealt Canadian publishers and authors a major setback in a closely watched copyright case. the  Federal Court of Appeal upheld a lower court decision in Access Copyright v. York University, which held that copying guidelines used by York University in Toronto did not comply with the Canadian Supreme Court’s test for fair dealing. but, ENroute Takes to Social Media to Reconnect with Travel Media Sat, 23 May 2020 06:46:17 EST   With travel and tourism public relations on pause — as most travel is on hold for the time being — ENroute  has started a social media campaign under the hashtag #TravelwENroute inviting journalists to remember the good times they have had while traveling on a press trip by posting a picture of the experience.The campaign revels in nostalgia, with writers going back through almost 15 years — B2B Award Winners Announced Wed, 20 May 2020 17:13:02 EST   The National Media Awards Foundation (NMAF) has  announced the winners of the 2nd Annual National Magazine Awards: B2B. Karen Lorimer, winner of the 2020 B2B Leadership Award. The Gold and Silver awards for the 19 NMA: B2B categories: Esquisses won the prestigious Best Magazine award, Canadian Architect (IQ Business Media) was the recipient of the 2020 Best Publisher award, took home the Gold medal for Best Editorial (for “Villes denses, lieux d’échanges”, NOW Magazine Reports 9% Growth Print Readership Thu, 21 May 2020 17:37:40 EST Print readership increases NOW Magazine  growth in print readership  as reported in the Spring 2020 Vividata Study. Released on May 5th, Vividata's Spring 2020 Study showcases NOW's print readership at 1,776,000 monthly readers compared to 1,636,000 monthly readers reported in February 5th in Vividata's Winter 2020 Study1. This represents  9.3 per cent audience growth within a three-month period.