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27 June 2017,    

New York Times Expanding in Canada

 

In an era shrinking newsrooms, this announcement should provide inspiration in how the New York Times has expanded their coverage in Canada and are creating live events for readers to attend to.

 

27 June 2017,    

The Toronto Star Close its Tablet App

 

After two years in the marketplace the Toronto Star announced on June 26 that it is shifting gears after they could not replicate the success of the La Press tablet app model in the Toronto market. The Star Touch is being discontinued and being replaced with a universal app that will work on smartphones as well on August 1, 2017. This has resulted in layoffs of the Star Touch team.

27 June 2017,    

Douglas Knight to Retire as President of St. Joseph Media

 
Douglas Knight, President of St. Joseph Media plans to retire on July 4, 2017. Mr. Knight, who has been a leading Canadian media executive for 40 years, has served as President of St. Joseph Media since 2006. He also serves as chair of Magazines Canada and as a member of the jury for the Martin Wise Goodman Canadian Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University.
 

27 June 2017,    

Postal Code Targeting introduced by Canada Post

 

OTTAWA—Canada Post has introduced Postal Code Targeting. This new Canada Post Smartmail Marketing program allows marketers to directly connect with their receptive audience with more precise reach. You can now mail directly by postal code targeting.  

26 June 2017,    

ELLE Canada has a new Art Director. Jed Tallo

 

ELLE Canada has a new Art Director. Jed Tallo and is a tremendous addition to the new wave of talent at ELLE Canada, lead by Vanessa Craft, the brands newly appointed (November 2016) Editor in Chief.

 

Most recently, Tallo was employed in the custom content department at Rogers Communications. Prior to that, the award-winning art director worked for FLARE magazine, initially as deputy art director.

26 June 2017,    

Canada's Anti-Spam - Private Right to Sue is Suspended

 

In a big left turn the Government of Canada is suspending the implementation of certain provisions in Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) that was introduced in 2014 in response to concerns raised by businesses, charities and the not-for-profit sector.  The provisions, known as private right of action, would have allowed lawsuits to be filed against individuals and organizations for alleged violations of the legislation.

26 June 2017,    

Cover of the Week - Cottage Life's Lumberjack Shirt

 

The Early Summer 2017 cover of Cottage Life looks like a winner.  The “iconic” lumber jack shirt backdrop is hard to miss, and just screams “pick me up”.

Here’s what Michelle Kelly, Editor, had to say about it:

“We knew that there would be a lot of 150 covers on the newsstands so it was important to pick something that was really graphic so that it would stand out. We also wanted it to feel like us, and be something that all cottagers could relate to instantly.

21 June 2017,    

RollingStone Pays Out Fraternity

 

Rollingstone magazine has reached a settlement deal with the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at the University of Virginia in the amount of $1.65 million dollars.   The law suit stemmed from the now infamous “fake news” story back in November of 2014 entitled “A Rape on Campus.”  The fraternity had sought $25 million.  This settlement is in addition to the $3 million dollars awarded to Nicole Eramo, a University of Virginia administrator, who was defamed by the article.  Plus, there is still an appeal pending by three individual members of the fraternity who are also seeking millions in damages to their reputations.

21 June 2017,    

Blue Ant Media Launches Social Media Content Studio

 

As part of a growing trend with advertisers and publishers is the creation of social media content studios to feed the digital channel’s insatiable appetite for daily content. Blue Ant Media has launched Blue Ant Plus, a social content studio, this new in-house studio offers capabilities in social listening and insights, content creation and studio production..

21 June 2017,    

Winners of the CSME 2017 Editors’ Choice Awards

 

The Canadian Society of Magazine Editors (CSME) announced the winners of the 2017 Editors’ Choice Awards on Wednesday, June 7, at the CSME Awards & Social held at The Pilot in Toronto.

Precedent was the big winner of the night, taking home four top honours, including the much-anticipated editor of the year award for Melissa Kluger.

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