Canadian Magazine Industry News
24 May 2016,     CANADA

Help shape Canada’s federal review of cultural policy

 Mélanie Joly
The Government of Canada is conducting a pre-questionnaire to learn about the difficulties associated with Canadian content creation, discovery and export in a digital world.

The questionnaire comes after Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly recently announced that there would be a comprehensive review of Canada’s cultural policy, including the Copyright Act.

24 May 2016,     TORONTO

#MagNet16 is two weeks away

MagNet is officially two weeks away. There is still time to register to attend one of the largest gatherings of magazine industry experts in North America.

20 May 2016,     TORONTO

Munro’s Books is Canada’s Retailer of the Year

Munro’s Books is Magazines Canada’s Retailer of the Year. Every year the organization recognizes a retailer “who actively cultivates the connection between consumers and Canadian magazines.”  The BC-based bookstore began carrying magazines in the 1990s.

The award will be presented at the Magazines Canada reception on Thursday June 9, 2016 at MagNet, at the Courtyard Toronto.

Read more about this year’s winner on the Magazine Canada website.

17 May 2016,     ONTARIO

CMG founder Rob Harris passes away

Rob Harris, founder, editor-in-chief and publisher of Canada Moto Guide (CMG), an online motorcycle e-zine, has passed away.

According to the CMG website, Harris died in a motorcycle crash in Ontario on May 15, 2016. Friends and family have take to the CMG website to express their condolences.

17 May 2016,     TORONTO

S/magazine appoints new editor-in-chief

S/magazine and have a new editor-in-chief. With over 10 years of experience writing for magazines including ELLE Canada, Fashion, The Kit, House & Home, The Globe & Mail and InStyle—Kristen Vinakmens will take the helm of the Contempo Media-published magazine.

Vinakmens’ most recent position was editor-in-chief of Cosmetics magazine.

17 May 2016,     TORONTO

Finalists for the CSME Editors’ Choice Awards announced

The Canadian Society of Magazine Editors (CSME) has announced the finalists for its annual Editors’ Choice Awards. Winners will be announced during MagNet at the CSME gala on Wednesday June 8, 2016.

10 May 2016,     WINNIPEG

ANNA Magazine enters the digital world

The last time Masthead spoke with Mari Loewen, founder and editorial director of ANNA Magazine, it was 2012 and she was holding a Toronto launch to expand her brand, after seeing success in Western Canada. Fast forward to 2016 and Loewen has launched her lifestyle platform, where her food-meets-inspiration publication will be available digitally. For Loewen, the move to the digital world wasn’t an easy one, but it was necessary.

“It’s no secret that the print business is very difficult,” she said. “We were in the position where we had grants and things were more in our favour, and almost overnight these large bodies made choices that affected—especially someone that is an independent publisher.

9 May 2016,     HALIFAX

35th annual AJAs winners announced

 ECL won Gold for Best Cover
The winners of the 35th annual Atlantic Journalism Awards were presented on Saturday May 7, at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel.

The Gold and Silver award winners in the magazine categories are:

Atlantic Magazine Article
Gold: Stephanie Porter - Atlantic Business Magazine - St. John's, NL - Ancient Land, Modern Life
Silver: Mary-Frances Lynch - Saltscapes Magazine - Halifax, NS 
Healing Roots Mike Allen - Atlantic Salmon Journal - Chamcook, NB - River One

6 May 2016,     TORONTO

Finalists for the 62nd annual CBM awards announced

 Magazine of the year finalist
The finalists for the 62nd annual Canadian Business Media Awards (CBM) have been announced. The CBM awards are presented in memory of Kenneth R. Wilson, and honour excellence in writing in B2B magazine publishing.

Over 67 magazines entered this year’s competition. A total of 36 B2B magazines are nominated for awards in 21 written, visual and special categories.

This year’s finalists for Magazine of the year are: BCBusiness, Marketing and The Medical Post.

3 May 2016,     TORONTO

VICE Canada to unionize

The Canadian Media Guild (CMG) has applied to the Canada industrial Relations Board (CIRB) for the right to represent employees at VICE Canada.

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