Canadian Magazine Industry News
1 April 2008,     BURNABY, B.C.
Canada Wide Media Ltd. has a new president

Karen Foss, 54, took up the position last week, replacing Peter Legge, who remains CW's Chairman and CEO.

Karen Foss

When Foss began working for CW in 1979, the family-run operation employed seven people and owned just one magazine (TV Week). Today, CW is the largest independent publisher in Western Canada, publishing more than 50 consumer, b-to-b and custom titles, and employing over 130 people.

Throughout her career with CW, Foss has dabbled in almost every area of the publishing business. Most recently, she was CW’s vice president and publisher of Alberta Home, BC Home and Gardenwise magazines. She was also part of the team devoted to building CW’s digital brands.

“My passion is building,” Foss says. She has an ambitious five-year plan to grow the company in several areas, including through magazine acquisitions and launches, and by developing new online brands.

National expansion, however, is unlikely. “We are regional publishers and we will likely remain regional publishers,” Foss says. “We talk to the West. That’s what we do.”

Relevant links:

Story Tools
Most Recent News Comment
John G says:
Congrats Jon. I guess you'll get lots of jokes about "winging it" now, probably already. Never thoug...
Most Recent Blog Comment
nick says:
Nice post,I brought android tv box on https://www.dd4.com last month,it's cheap and useful....
Blogs
Martin Seto Gadget Blog
Martin Seto
Most recent posts:
Scott Bullock Covers Sell
Scott Bullock
Most recent posts:
Industry Guest Blogger Words of Inspiration
Industry Guest Blogger
Most recent posts:
Dennis Kelly 57 Media Spikes
Dennis Kelly
Most recent posts:
Norm Lourenco RGD Magazine Media Brandaid
Norm Lourenco RGD
Most recent posts:
Richard Johnson Off the Page
Richard Johnson
Most recent posts:
Special Reports