MastheadOnline News RSS MastheadOnline RSS en-us Wed, 08 Apr 2020 19:20:38 UTC Wed, 8 Apr 2020 15:15:38 EST Magazines Canada Distribution On Hold Tue, 7 Apr 2020 14:03:22 EST Still open but with reduced staff As of the end of March , Magazines Canada newsstand distribution is on hiatus. Most stores, including Chapters/Indigo, are closed, with a few still running with skeleton staff or delivery/pick-up only. Magazines Canada  distribution partners Tilwood (for distribution to independent retailers) and Disticor (for Chapters/Indigo stores) both remain open for deliveries and will accept copies shipped to them for newsstand distribution. Canadian Jewish News Closes After 60 Years Sat, 4 Apr 2020 10:17:27 EST Has been struggling for years Canadian Jewish News (CJN)  has become a victim of COVID-19. Already struggling, they  are not able to sustain the enterprise in an environment of almost complete economic shut down. They have announce the closure of the entire operation , both in print and online In the spring and summer of 2013 The CJN saved from its announced demise. CJN was  re-organized, restructured and created a new version of the paper and website to serve the Canadian Jewish community. Are Publications An Essential Service? Mon, 30 Mar 2020 11:07:53 EST    Ontario and Quebec have order the closure of  all non essential business because of the Covid-19 pandemic . Only essential services will be allowed to stay open and those companies that supply them.  Magazines are not specifically mentioned as essential or not.  Some of the wording from the Ontario Government that would apply to the publishing field include , under Communications industries 43 Newspaper publishers, 44 Radio & Television Broadcasting, 45 Telecommunications providers. Calgary City Magazine Postponed Mon, 30 Mar 2020 12:25:06 EST New city magazine for Calgary The YY SCENE has  announce the postponement of the launch of their new monthly print publication, scheduled for April 1. In a press release they said "Suppose you started a magazine and nobody came … to read it because of a pandemic. And if they could, nothing in it was relevant, all of the events were cancelled or on hold, and none of the advertisers had anything to advertise."  Playboy Kills Print Edition Sun, 22 Mar 2020 10:53:06 EST The magazine that built the Playboy Empire  Playboy, one of the world’s most recognisable magazines, has announced it will be shutting down the US periodical, with the Spring issue – which arrives on news stands this week – its last for 2020. The CEO of Playboy Enterprises, Ben Kohn, said the decision to stop printing the magazine – which has been a quarterly since 2019 – had been discussed internally for some time,but was expedited by the coronavirus crisis. The Coast Suspension Because of Pandemic Sun, 22 Mar 2020 16:09:31 EST   Halifax's alternative weekly newspaper "The Coast"is halting its print publication for now  because of the COVID-19. In a letter on  the Coast's website titled "Pause the presses," publisher Christine Oreskovich and editor Kyle Shaw said COVID-19 "has turned things upside down for our readers, our staff, our city, our world." "The base of local businesses whose advertising helps support The Coast MagNet 2020 Moves Dates To November Sun, 15 Mar 2020 16:09:36 EST    In light of these announcements and the evolving public health situation, Magazines Canada has decided out of an abundance of caution to re-schedule our April 22–23 events MagNet: Canada's Magazine Conference and the Arts & Literary Magazines Summit. These events will now be held November 26–27, 2020 at the same venue, the Courtyard Toronto Downtown. Report on Canadian Magazine Business Wed, 11 Mar 2020 15:56:41 EST Report on Canadian Magazines Statista report on the Canadian magazine business releasees some interesting facts. 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  dollars. A reason for this decline could be that consumption among younger audiences is lower than that of older generations. Torstar Reaches 80,000 Digital Subscriptions Mon, 9 Mar 2020 16:11:28 EST Trying to increase online revenue with declining print ad revenue Torstar says they  continue to make progress on the transformation of their  business including digital subscription offerings, ending the year with almost 80,000 subscribers with digital access including almost 28,000 digital only subscribers to their Daily Brands news sites. They also have more than 200,000 registered users in their Daily Brands news sites. Deadline For Aid to Publishers Grants March 16th Tue, 25 Feb 2020 08:56:34 EST    The 2020–2021 application guidelines and application form for the Aid to Publishers component of the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) are online now.The deadline to submit an application is March 16, 2020. The Aid to Publishers component is designed to provide eligible Canadian publishers of print magazines  with the financial support to produce and distribute high-quality, Canadian editorial content for Canadian readers. Periodical Fund Includes Digital- Only Magazines Mon, 24 Feb 2020 02:31:09 EST Supporters of the changes to the Canadian Periodical Fund  In the modernized Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) administered by the Department of Canadian Heritage, the amount of money a magazine receives from the fund will be based on a combination of the magazine’s investment in creating Canadian content, as well as the magazine’s verified annual print circulation. The modernized CPF also includes a new digital magazine component that supports digital-only magazines. This support allows Canadian magazine publishers to publish Canadian content in English, French, the languages of Indigenous peoples, Perch Magazine Launches Digital Presence Sat, 22 Feb 2020 02:30:39 EST Magazine for Cornwall and area. The eclectic magazine has launched a new digital presence.The new website features full functionality and clickable links with the intent of driving traffic to local businesses, organizations, and creatives. In addition, the site offers new opportunities for online advertising and also gives fans a chance to purchase back copies, subscriptions, and eventually local swag. Classic Blue named Pantone Colour of the Year 2020 Sat, 22 Feb 2020 00:34:59 EST   Pantone has described its Colour of the Year 2020, Pantone 19-4052 Classic Blue, as “a timeless and enduring hue elegant in its simplicity”. The Pantone Colour of the Year highlights the relationship between trends in colour and what is taking place in our global culture at a moment in time, a colour that reflects what individuals feel they need that colour can hope to answer,” Employment News Merges Three Publications Thu, 13 Feb 2020 07:17:51 EST   Media Classified Corporation has merged three of its publications into one; Job Classified, Employment Classified and Employment News are now one dynamic vertical called Employment News.For over 32 years, Employment News has been the largest, free employment paper in the country. The merger will provide an expanded network bringing the total number of racks and boxes to 6,000 . The website was overhauled to simplify the job-seeking and recruitment processes and to provide easy site navigation for all users.  Money Magazine Survives In Canada, US Print Version Dies Mon, 3 Feb 2020 10:18:34 EST Canadian print magazine still published The Canadian  print version of Money Magazine is still being published while the American has been discontinued.  and Money Magazine in Canada has adapted a  carefully selected  price point for retail sales per magazine and has adjusted adverting rates with a lower and more reasonable price point.