MastheadOnline News RSS MastheadOnline RSS en-us Fri, 27 Nov 2020 17:42:04 UTC Fri, 27 Nov 2020 12:12:12 EST New Editor in Chief at Elle Canada Wed, 25 Nov 2020 09:48:18 EST Joanie Pietracupa, new Elle Canada EIC Joanie Pietracupa has taken over lead duties as editor in chief at Elle Canada, in addition to her existing editor-in-chief roles at Vero and Elle Quebec. She took on the new title a few weeks ago after the departure of Vanessa Craft for TikTok in early October.   Pietracupa has been with KO Media, publisher of Elle Canada, for almost four years. Prior to that she held positions at LouLou and at TVA Publications.   Earlier this year, Elle Canada shuttered its Toronto office and eliminated four positions.   Scott Jamieson Magazines Canada Volunteer of the Year Wed, 25 Nov 2020 09:50:20 EST Scott Jamieson, COO, Annex Business Media Scott Jamieson, COO Annex Busines Media has been named Magazines Canada Volunteer of the Year for 2020. Jamieson has 30 years’ experience in B2B media, served as Chair of the board of Magazines Canada from 2017–19 and is currently past chair, and is a former board member of the KRW Awards as well as the BPA Magazine Advisory Board. He is also a KRW Gold Medal award winner.  “I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this recognition,” said Melanie Rutledge, Executive Director of Magazines Canada. “For years, Scott has contributed his time as an advisor and mentor to others. He is a champion of B2B magazines and magazine professionals, and of the Canadian magazine industry.” Stamina Group Launches WanderEater magazine Wed, 25 Nov 2020 11:10:57 EST    Stamina Group Inc. is launching WanderEater magazine that explores the top wanderlust destinations across Canada and around the globe, centered around the foods we crave.   Study examines how to build sub-driven business Wed, 25 Nov 2020 09:47:25 EST     A new report, Towards Your North Star, looks at the common challenges faced by publishers as they attempt to build subscription-driven businesses, and offers pathways for overcoming them. According the report, volume metrics, the cornerstone of advertising-based revenue streams, need rethinking. Publishers with a volume-driven mindset have to shift to value-driven one. The report has been produced by FT Strategies, a subsidiary of UK-based Financial Times. Some common challenges include: Open Canada names new editor Fri, 20 Nov 2020 21:14:47 EST Michael Petrou, editor of Open Canada Michael Petrou, professor in Carleton’s Department of History and School of Journalism and Communication, has been named the new editor-in-chief of Open Canada, a digital publication that focuses on global affairs. More cuts for Postmedia in B.C Fri, 20 Nov 2020 11:29:55 EST     Postmedia is instituting more cuts at the Vancouver Sun and The Province newspapers telling staff it wants to reduce salary expenses by 15 per cent either through voluntary buyout programs or layoffs. No information was released about how many employees the cuts would affect. Stephen Longmire leaves PrintAction Fri, 6 Nov 2020 20:31:44 EST     Stephen Longmire, the long-time national sales manager and associate publisher of print-industry title PrintAction has left that position and moved to a new post as national sales manager for an equipment distributor.     Longmire had been with PrintAction, published by Annex Business Media, for 13 years and was responsible for all sales across the publication’s TVA magazine revenues down $10 million in 2020 Fri, 6 Nov 2020 09:32:03 EST     TVA Group reported last week that its magazine revenues for the third quarter declined slightly to $12.6 million from $12.7 million a year ago. For the nine-month period ended on September 30, magazine revenues fell to $32.9 million from $42.9 million. Total operating revenues for the company fell to $119.5 million for the third quarter, a drop of $6.1 million from a year ago     Online subscriptions surpass print at New York Times Fri, 6 Nov 2020 22:30:55 EST     The New York Times is reporting it added 393,000 paid digital-only subscribers during the third quarter of 2020 and said revenues from online-only subs surpassed its print revenue for the first time ever.      The newspaper also reported that revenues from subscriptions grew 12.6% to $301 million, even as ad revenues dropped by 30% to $79 million in the quarter. Sustain a new pub for Canadian foodservice industry Fri, 30 Oct 2020 17:11:19 EST     Pursuit Publishing Group is launching Sustain magazine focused on sustainability in the Canadian foodservice industry. Sustain is the only Canadian publication dedicated to improving the Canadian foodservice footprint, says the company, and will provide restaurant owners and operators with insights to make decisions in the food industry while protecting their businesses, communities and the planet. New editor at Jobber News, CARS mag Fri, 30 Oct 2020 10:46:00 EST   Christine Hogg, new Jobber News editor CARS magazine and Jobber News, publications that cover Canada’s automotive aftermarket, has appointed a new editor. Christine Hogg is responsible for setting the editorial direction for Turnkey Media Solutions’ flagship magazines. She takes over from Allan Janssen who will remain at Turnkey Media as contributing editor. Hogg has written for a number of prominent print and digital publications, including the Globe and Mail, Post City Magazines, and She was also employed by FlexDealer, a digital marketing agency that creates custom consumer websites on behalf of auto dealers across Canada.   Virtual MagNet kicks off next month Fri, 30 Oct 2020 16:58:56 EST   MagNet: Canada's Magazine Conference kicks off for the first time online on November 26–27, 2020.  Each day will open with a marquee keynote session, followed by a choice of two breakout sessions from three program streams. More than 30 speakers will present, among them Jason Maghanoy from St. Joseph Media on innovative ways to ramp up and diversify your media client solutions and brand touch points. Three veteran ad representatives will be on the program: Michelle Allison, Rosemary Munroe and Roberta Thomson, who, between them, work for consumer, business media and custom publishing companies. From Blue Ant Media to Bookmark to B2B, these media pros will share secrets for making the sale, leveraging storytelling and bundling to sales packages. Michael Hollett's next magazine venture Thu, 15 Oct 2020 08:49:53 EST    Michael Hollett, former owner of Now is launching a new publishing venture next month, reports FYI Music News. Nextmag, billed as a magazine for people who don’t read magazines, will be a glossy four-colour monthly targeting 20-somethings in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto. N.W.T. teens receive $25K for youth magazine Thu, 15 Oct 2020 13:03:44 EST   Inuvialuit youth-focused title, Nipaturuq, recently received $25,000 from Canadian Roots Exchange to keep publishing a magazine that began as a school project, reports the CBC.    Founders and childhood friends Cassidy Lennie-Ipana and Mataya Gillis launched the magazine a year ago, after a school visit to Ivvavik National Park, and are now set to publish their fourth edition after getting great feedback from the community. Alberta Magazine Awards looking for judges Thu, 15 Oct 2020 17:38:14 EST     The Alberta Magazine Awards program is seeking professional editors, writers, publishers, photographers, art directors, designers and illustrators to add to its roster of judges for the 2021 awards season. This is a volunteer position. If you're an industry professional and interested in this opportunity, please fill out this form:   Category submissions will be ready for judges’ viewing by Feb. 1, 2021. The deadline to receive scores is March 1.