Canadian Magazine Industry News
16 September 2008,     NATIONAL
People in print: Changes at St. Joseph Media, Brunico Communications and more

Gary Campbell has moved over to the digital side at St. Joseph Media. Campbell, who has worked as Quill & Quires art director for the last five years and oversaw a redesign of that magazine in 2006, is now the senior web producer for the company’s urban group, which consists of Toronto Life, Ottawa Magazine, Where magazines and Q&Q. “I’m basically like a publisher for the websites,” Campbell says.

Moving into the online world isn’t a radical shift for Campbell. “For several years I oversaw the strategic development of the Q&Q website, implementing important features like Quillblog, RSS feeds, e-commerce, WYSIWYG [what you see is what you get] editing tools, and more,” he says in a follow-up e-mail. “I'm looking forward to bringing similar innovation to the web sites of Toronto Life -- and Where, and Ottawa Magazine.”

[As a side note, we've just noticed the a relatively new slogan, "Moving beyond the magazine," at the top of the St. Joe's corporate website.]

Filling Campbell’s AD role at Q&Q is Athena St. Jacques, who was most recently the acting associate art director for Toronto Life.

Terry Poulton has resigned from the managing editor position with Media in Canada, the online daily newsletter and website published by Toronto-based Brunico Communications, and now plans to work as a freelance writer and editor.

David Balzer is the new arts editor at Eye Weekly, the  Toronto-based newsmagazine published by Torstar. Balzer, replacing Damian Rogers, is now handling all coverage of theatre, dance, comedy, visual art and literature and continues to write his column, "Eye Candy.” Balzer is a regular contributor to Toronto Life and has had work published in Canadian Notes & Queries, Cinema Scope, Canadian Art, Maisonneuve, Books in Canada and CBC.ca and has just completed a collection of short fiction.

Finally, two new editorial appointments at the Oakville, Ont.-based Formula Media Group, which is a division of Metroland Media Group. Diane Tierney has been appointed editor-in-chief responsible for automotive editorial operations, including Carguide and World of Wheels magazines as well as the weekly Hamilton Spectator Wheels and Metro-Carguide newspaper automotive sections. Tierney has been with Formula since 1999.

Formula has also announced that World of Wheels managing editor Bradley Horn has been named editor of Carguide magazine. He’s been with Formula since 2002.

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