MastheadOnline News RSS MastheadOnline RSS en-us Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:37:12 UTC Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:35:16 EST Ontario Magazine Fund Deadline is May 31st Sat, 7 Apr 2018 09:13:22 EST Funding for Independent Ontario Magazines The Ontario Magazine Fund supports the business development of independent Ontario-based magazine publishers. Funds are provided to assist in the growth of these businesses through the creation and implementation of new strategic initiatives that enable publishers to achieve business development and/or marketing objectives. Successful applicants are eligible to receive up to $75,000, depending on eligible sales revenue, capped at 75% of the total project budget. Time Magazine up for Sale Sat, 7 Apr 2018 12:07:07 EST Up for Sale Time Magazine, Fortune and Sports Illustrated are up for sale. Meredith Corporation that bought the magazine division from Time Warner last year for $1.8 billion last year. These titles  have male dominated audiences do  not appear to fit with Meredith female titles such as Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle and Martha Stewart Living.Meredith  plans to keep other  titles such as People, Entertainment Weekly and InStyle. Rogers Sell Stake in Texture subscription service Sun, 1 Apr 2018 09:44:24 EST 200 magazines on-line  Apple Inc is buying Texture, the digital subscription service claimed to be the Netflix of magazines. For  $10 to $15  monthly fee Texture allows subscribers to read over 200 titles ( thirty four are Canadian)  on-line. Texture is owned by Conde Nast, Hearst, Meredith and Rogers Communications. Apple has increased to about $8.5 billion  earnings from services such as movies, music streaming and apps.  School Boards attack Copyright Fees Sat, 24 Feb 2018 21:20:48 EST Publishers receive copyright fees through Access Copyright The school boards in Ontario and the Ministries of Education for all the provinces and territories (except  British Columbia and Quebec) filed an action against Access Copyright. The claim states that the K-12 educational sector overpaid fees for the copying of published works and seeks the return of those fees.   The Copyright Board of Canada is a federal body responsible for establishing the royalties to be paid through mandatory tariffs for the use of copyright protected works in specific sectors, including education. PETS Magazine Launches First Edition of Newsletter Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:28:57 EST Newsletter for Veterinarians Clients The newsletter will be used to build awareness of the magazine by previewing  upcoming issues, describe how Canadian veterinarians and technicians can contribute editorial content or simply recommend future topics that would benefit pet owners. Pets Magazine will offer promo codes exclusive to  veterinary subscribers for their clients to be able to take advantage of special offers and discounts from advertisers who support the magazine. Pierre Marcoux Appointed President of TC Media Tue, 6 Feb 2018 17:59:00 EST Pierre Marcoux new President of TC Media  TC Transcontinental, has announce the appointment of Pierre Marcoux as President of the Media Sector. TC Media is the specialty media devision of TC Transcontinaental , with  brands in the business, finance and construction sectors, including an event planning component. TC Media is also  the largest publisher of French-language educational resources in the country. As part of its transformation, TC Transcontinental has refocused its Media Sector activities on these key segments, identified as having the most potential for growth and development. Editors' Choice Awards Sat, 3 Feb 2018 05:36:26 EST   The Canadian Society of Magazine Editors (CSME) is looking for the best work of 2017 by Canadian magazine editors. The Editors’ Choice Awards, presented by CSME, honour and celebrate the high-quality work of editors within the Canadian magazine industry.  Enter your magazine by 4:30 p.m., Fri., March 2, 2018, Weddingbells Unveils Bridal Trends Guide Wed, 24 Jan 2018 20:44:15 EST Latest issue on newsstands Weddingbells and MARIAGE Québec have unveiled the biggest bridal trends of 2018 in their latest annual Trends Guide. Weddingbells’ Wedding Trends Guide provides insight into this year’s most popular and inspirational décor, desserts, florals, jewellery and style.  Newest crazes include black bouquets, bowed dresses, celestial accessories, Gen-Z Yellow décor, unexpected pink and red colour schemes, and whimsical rainbow crêpe cakes Retail Magazines Sales Study Released Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:02:38 EST   Retail Magazine Sales Remain Strong A new national survey of shoppers and retailers conducted for Magazines Canada found that Canadians of all ages enjoy browsing for and buying magazines on shopping trips. The study shows that actual consumer behaviour around magazine reading and buying makes a compelling business case for magazines at retail. Retail stores that have maintained magazine space and selection report that they have maintained sales.  Today's Bride Sold to Newcom Thu, 11 Jan 2018 09:48:53 EST     Newcom Media Inc. (formerly Newcom Business Media Inc.) acquired Today’s Bride and its related titles from Family Communications Inc. This represents the first foray into the consumer world for Newcom .Don Swinburne and Brian Baker were looking to retire and sold their Parenting division to the staff. "I felt that the Bridal industry is as low-risk as you’re going to get in terms of entering a new market,” said Joe Glionna, President, Newcom. “We changed our name, removing “business” about a month ago . I’ve got to start thinking about selling newsstand copies. The Digital Santa is Going to be Late this Year Martin Seto Thu, 21 Dec 2017 11:45:55 EST If you bought online this year Santa may be a little late to get that gift under the tree as there are reports that shipments are delayed due to the high volume of online orders. I personally bought  a gift online on Amazon during Black Friday Sales and was promised a December 8 delivery date and it is now somewhere in the postal system as it was sent by USPS/Canada Post. Two other online purchases came within a week though. I guess this is a side effect of online purchases at Christmas time.    We at Masthead would like to wish you a joyous and peaceful Christmas this year even if Santa is a little late this year.     Cover of the Week - House and Home January 2018 Issue Scott Bullock Thu, 21 Dec 2017 11:19:06 EST   The January 2018 issue of Canadian House & Home is a winner!   On Friday, December 8th, Canadian House & Home had their annual Trends Breakfast event at the Royal York Hotel in downtown Toronto.   Real vs Sponsored Content - 80% of middle school students can't tell the difference Wed, 20 Dec 2017 10:52:18 EST Digital perceptions of online content by students of what is real, sponsored and fake were surveyed by Stanford’s Graduate School of Education. Students (7,800) were asked to complete an online survey of Slate magazine’s website and to evaluate three different sections - a traditional advertisement, a news story, and native advertisement. The study also looked at social media postings to see if students could determine it was authentic or fake.    SLATE MAGZINE STUDENT SURVEY  PAGE TC Media sells 12 of its newspapers to Groupe Lexis Media inc. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:11:21 EST   It look like the year-end corporate changes are still not finished as TC Media, sold 12 of its publications to Groupe Lexis Média Inc., a company owned by Mr. Elie Akoury and Mr. Frédéric Coutureon on December 12, 2017.  In total, 75 employees of these various publications and 16 employees from TC Media's Production team are transferred to Groupe Lexis Média inc. North America's Oldest Magazine Names Editor/Publisher Mon, 11 Dec 2017 01:44:52 EST Jocelyn Bell new editor/publisher United Church Observer  The Board of Directors of Observer Publications Inc.has appointed  Jocelyn Bell as the new Editor/Publisher of The United Church Observer. The magazine’s Managing Editor since 2006. Both of her parents are United Church ministers; her first paid assignment as a student journalist was a freelance article for The Observer.Bell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., and a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Ryerson University in Toronto. She has experience in the newsrooms of several major daily newspapers including the Toronto Star and the Hamilton Spectator. Prior to joining The Observer, Jocelyn was editor of Childview magazine.