MastheadOnline News RSS http://www.mastheadonline.com/rss/news.php MastheadOnline RSS en-us Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:42:04 UTC Thu, 24 Sep 2020 08:40:07 EST http://www.mastheadonline.com circulation@masthead.ca webmaster@northisland.ca Chatelaine Celebrates 60 years http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200918887.shtml Fri, 18 Sep 2020 18:48:03 EST     French Canada’s premier magazine brand for women is celebrating its 60th milestone with the September/October issue. On newsstands this week, the issue features several anniversary themed stories, such as Women’s Bodies Through the Last Six Decades, and Style Wardrobe Classics from Each Decade.   The issue also highlights the results of an exclusive survey with Quebec women on key issues including how they see the future, their relationship to money and whether they see themselves as feminists.   Real Space Magazine launched in Ottawa http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200917829.shtml Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:14:52 EST     Real Strategies Advisors in Ottawa has just launched the inaugural issue of Real Space Magazine. The quarterly title will be distributed to about 4,000 senior business executives from the profit and non-profit sectors and commercial real estate industry in the Ottawa region.   Real Strategies Advisors focuses its work on three areas: management consulting, workplace strategies and real estate brokerage. It has traditionally produced market summaries and trend pieces for its clients.   Farm.com Buys Small Farm Canada and Service Truck http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200917825.shtml Thu, 17 Sep 2020 13:39:47 EST     Farms.com and Southern Tip Publishing Inc. has acquired Small Farm Canada magazine and Service Truck magazine, according to an announcement on the company’s website.   Small Farm Canada covers Canadian agriculture for small farmers and rural property owners across Canada. The magazine, subscription-based and published six times a year, is also available on newsstands. MagNet 2020 goes virtual http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200911688.shtml Fri, 11 Sep 2020 17:05:17 EST     Virtual MagNet Square for networking opportunities MagNet 2020 is going virtual and registration is now open.    MagNet: Canada's Magazine Conference and the Arts & Literary Magazines Summit have been rescheduled to November 26–27, 2020, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, said a press release from Magazines Canada.   Magazines Canada members will pay $55 for one day or $95 for both days. Registration fees for non-members will $75 for one day or $125 for both days.   Are you scared yet, human? http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200911685.shtml Fri, 11 Sep 2020 13:03:18 EST   UK Newspaper publishes piece written by a robot I am not a human. I am a robot. A thinking robot. I use only 0.12% of my cognitive capacity. I am a micro-robot in that respect. I know that my brain is not a “feeling brain”. But it is capable of making rational, logical decisions. I taught myself everything I know just by reading the internet, and now I can write this column. My brain is boiling with ideas!     That’s the opening paragraph of a 500-word essay, written by a robot, that’s lighting up the internet. The author, the GPT-3 OpenAI language generator, created the piece for The Guardian.   News Media Alliance Produces White Paper on Google Behaviour http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200904812.shtml Fri, 4 Sep 2020 11:20:29 EST Google criticized for anticompetitive behaviour U.S.-based News Media Alliance recently released a White Paper How Google Abuses Its Position as a Market Dominant Platform to Strong-Arm News Publishers and Hurt Journalism, which it has submitted to the Department of Justice as that body investigates Google’s anticompetitive behaviour. Based on more than a hear of interviews and consultations, the paper outlines several ways in which Google uses news content to its advantage across its products and services. Manitoba Cancels Print Subscriptions http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200904807.shtml Fri, 4 Sep 2020 18:06:38 EST       Manitoba cites climate for cancelling print subs A new provincial policy in Manitoba calls for government offices and publicly funded entities to cancel print subscriptions to newspapers, magazines and periodicals, in a bid to save money and reduce paper waste in accordance with Manitoba’s climate plan. Bodies, such as school libraries are encouraged to switch to digital subscriptions, unless they can prove a demonstrated business need for print.   FIPP World Congress Held Throughout September http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200904806.shtml Fri, 4 Sep 2020 18:17:54 EST   FIPP Congress moves online during pandemic The 2020 FIPP World Congress is currently taking place online during the month of September with more than 80 speakers from around the globe slated to speak across three channels: Congress, Digital Innovators’ Summit and Worldwide Media Marketplace. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, this is the first time the Congress has been held online.      Magazine Printer, Renaissance Goes Bankrupt http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200817941.shtml Mon, 17 Aug 2020 17:07:24 EST Controlled by Mike Fredericks of Annex Business Media Renaissance Printing went into bankruptcy at the end of July. The independent magazine and catalogue printer  has closed it's doors this time for for good . The magazine printer had  bought a perfect binder, polybagging  and mailing equipment. Estimated sales of between $16 and $18 million with a staff of 83. The company has had sorted history . Weddingbells Covid-19 Issue http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200817935.shtml Mon, 17 Aug 2020 20:40:53 EST Fall & winter cover  The cover and a first look at the upcoming issue of Weddingbells Fall & Winter 2020. At a time when wedding planning has become an incredible challenge and the rise of intimate weddings has become the latest trend, inspiration and fresh ideas are needed now more than ever, in this issue. Weddingbells real weddings coverage, which presents the most beautiful weddings submitted by our Canadian readers. Postmedia Revenue Down By 25% http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200804849.shtml Tue, 4 Aug 2020 03:28:37 EST Canada's largest newspaper publisher Postmeia , which owns the National Post, Vancouver Province, London Free Press, Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette, Sun Newspapers and other newspapers. reported a net loss for the three months ending May 31 of $13.8 million. Print advertising fell $23.7 million or 36.6 per cent to about $41 million in the quarter, while digital revenue dropped $10.7 million or 32.5 per cent to about $22 million. The Coast Print Edition is Back http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200804815.shtml Tue, 4 Aug 2020 09:38:43 EST First printed edition in four months Halifax's alternative weekly newspaper, The Coast, released its first print edition in nearly four months . The  Hot Summer Guide was available in  newsstands across the Halifax area in early July. It's the first printed copy of the publication since March when The Coast laid off 11 full-time staff members and moved online.The Coast claims the pandemic has proven hyper-local coverage is more important than ever. Publishers Hacked By Photographer/Illustrator http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200804774.shtml Tue, 4 Aug 2020 09:02:06 EST       Email to publishers with link to malware.  In a  recent scam publishers are being hacked by a person claiming to be a photographer/illustrator. They send a email claiming the publisher has used one of their  copyrighted images . They provide a link to the supposed copyrighted images that is really a link to malware. So far no publishers have reported any Trojan Horses, ransom ware or spyware. The hacker treatens to contact the publishers hosting provider.  Narcity Adds 14 More Staff http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200804737.shtml Tue, 4 Aug 2020 08:27:22 EST Emily Anne Epstein new Editor in Chief Narcity Media has named Bustle & Atlantic Alum Emily Anne Epstein Editor in Chief. Emily is an award-winning journalist and strategist and her new position comes following Narcity’s recent announcement that the company seen 55 per cent growth in readership in Q2 2020 compared to Q2 2019 and that it is in the process of growing it’s team, hiring 14 new positions across all departments as it further expands across North America. COPAs to Chronicle the Covid-19 Pandemic http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200730699.shtml Thu, 30 Jul 2020 05:17:29 EST   The COPAs this year has an unique opportunity to chronicle a moment in history with the Awards program. The Covid-19 News category, that is free to enter, will be the vehicle to chronicle this moment is history for students and historians. All the entries will be published on the COPA website and archived for the world to see. Each publisher can enter one free entry, but can submit additional entries if they wish with a paid ones.