Canadian Magazine Industry News
20 May 2009,     MONTREAL
LouLou founding editor becomes Châtelaine publisher

Marie-José Desmarais, acting editor of Châtelaine, has been appointed as the magazine’s publisher, Rogers Publishing Ltd. announced today. Desmarais takes over from Kerry Mitchell, who retains her role as publisher of the English-language Chatelaine.

Desmarais has worked in publishing for over two decades, contributing to Châtelaine from 1992 to 1999 and later working as lifestyle director for the magazine. In 2004, she was appointed founding editor-in-chief at LouLou magazines (published in both English and French), and in 2006, assumed the role of publisher at the shopping books, a role she will retain.

Desmarais has been acting editor of Châtelaine since late 2008 and her first priority as publisher, according to the Rogers release, is to recruit a new editor-in-chief,.

Châtelaine will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year. The magazine's run-of-press ad pages were down 12.7% in the first quarter of 2009, according to data from LNA Canada.
— Lora Grady
Story Tools
Most Recent News Comment
Jeff Shearer, says:
No, the morons are the media owners who run "sponsored content" for $ and don't understand that it w...
Most Recent Blog Comment
Jim A. says:
I also purchased an Android tv box just a short while ago, with the intent of cancelling or, at the ...
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:
Martin Seto Gadget Blog
Martin Seto
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
Upcoming Industry Events