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18 May 2022,     TORONTO

Google doesn’t like Bill C-18


Google has reacted to the federal government’s proposed Bill C-18 — the Online News Act — with claims that “the bill will actually hurt Canada’s news industry and Canadian’s ability to safely find and share news online.” The comments were made in a blog post on Google’s website.

16 May 2022,     EUROPE

Google signs deal with European publishers

Reuters reports that Google has signed deals to pay more than 300 publishers in Germany, France and four other EU countries for their news and it will roll out a tool to make it easier for others to sign up.

            The move followed the adoption of landmark EU copyright rules three years ago that require Google and other online platforms to pay musicians, performers, authors, news publishers and journalists for using their work. Australia introduced legislation last year to make such payments mandatory while the federal government introduced similar legislation last month.


16 May 2022,     MONTREAL

TVA magazine revenue drops


TVA Group said its magazine revenue for the three months ended on March 31, dropped to $9.66 million from $10.5 million in 2021


“In the magazines segment, first quarter results were significantly impacted by the reduced government assistance and a 9.5% decrease in newsstand revenues, which are a major source of revenues for our entertainment titles,” said the company in a press release.

16 May 2022,     TORONTO

Adobe releases new tool for social media publishing


Adobe is introducing a new suite of Creative Cloud Express for planning, scheduling, previewing, and publishing social media content across platforms. The company is launching Content Scheduler within Creative Cloud Express, which builds on its acquisition of ContentCal in December.

Scheduler plans social media themes, topics and campaigns, schedules content for publishing, and previews individual schedules posts before going live, and publishes across multiple platforms.

16 May 2022,     TORONTO

New editor at Opera Canada


Elizabeth Bowman
Elizabeth Bowman
Elizabeth Bowman is the new editor of Opera Canada magazine. Her first issue will appear in Fall 2022.

            Bowman has over 15 years’ experience in communications, specializing in public relations, branding, and digital media strategy. Her career has focused on opera and the classical performing arts having run a boutique business, Bowman Media, for over a decade with clients that have included the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.

6 May 2022,     TORONTO

MNA finalists announced


Macleans leads the nominations for the 2022 National Magazine Awards with 23 nods, followed by The Walrus, Toronto Life, and Maisonneuve. The final tally is 199 nominations from more than 1,000 entries.

            The winners will be announced on June 3 during a virtual ceremony hosted by journalist Kelly Boutsalis. Gold winners in writing and visual categories will receive a $1,000 cash prize.

6 May 2022,     TORONTO

Annex acquires CPECN


Annex Business Media has bought Canadian Process Equipment and Control News (CPECN), a B2B media brand focused on Canada’s process and control industry. Former owner and publisher Rob Sommerville is staying on to run this brand and also take on Annex’s own Industrial Process Products & Technology (IPP&T).

            CPECN editor Mike Edwards remains with the brand. IPP&T will be merged under the CPECN brand, creating the sector’s most comprehensive audience.

3 May 2022,    

COPA 2022 Call for Judges



The COPA 2022 Call for Judges is now open.

Become part of the Who’s Who of Digital publishing in Canada by being part of the distinguished COPA Judging panel. The Call for Entries this year will be on Canada Day - July 1. If you are interest in becoming a volunteer judge you can register here.

2 May 2022,     TORONTO

Boutsalis to host virtual MNAs


Kelly Boutsalis
Kelly Boutsalis
The National Media Awards Foundation has announced that this year’s virtual awards ceremony will be hosted by Kelly Boutsalis.

            She is a Mohawk freelance journalist from Six Nations of the Grand River, currently living in Scarborough. Some of her notable achievements include a Digital Publishing Award for Best Feature Article in 2021 for her story “Teaching Indigenous Star Stories,” published in The Walrus, and becoming The Narwhal‘s Indigenous fellow in 2019.

2 May 2022,     NEW YORK

Unionizing at Conde Nast


Citing low pay, lack of diversity and equity, heavy reliance on contract workers, and absence of clear standards for performance evaluation and career development, more than 500 Conde Nast editorial employees have unionized.

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