Canadian Magazine Industry News
15 August 2011,     TORONTO
COPA host named; more judges added
Nora Young, host and creator of CBC Radio technology and culture show Spark, will host the 2011 Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPA) taking place Oct. 24 at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto.

Nora Young
Nora Young


Spark airs nationally on CBC Radio, with an online presence at cbc.ca/spark. Young's bio explains that as a journalist and speaker, she is interested in how new technology shapes the way we relate to ourselves, each other, and to the world around us, a subject she is currently pursuing in a book to be published in early 2012.

Aside from technology and culture, Young enjoys teaching yoga, cycling and being in nature. She lives in Toronto.

Meanwhile, more judges have been added to review 314 COPA entries. The new judges include:
  • Carl Poirier, Creative Director, Cayenne Creative
  • Cassie McDaniel, Independent Web Designer, Design Writer
  • Chris Frey, Editorial Director, TorontoStandard.com
  • Dan Levy, Editor, Sparksheet.com
  • Gary Graves, Executive Producer, CBC News Online
  • Joshua Errett, Online Editor, NOW
  • Lucie Dumas, VP Content and Branding, TVA
  • Malwina Gudowska, Calgary Editor, Sweetspot.ca
  • Mark Kowalsky, Independent Film Producer and Creative Director
  • Mark Moyes, Web Producer, Sharp Magazine
  • Mark Sikstrom, Executive Producer, CTV.ca News
  • Mark Staplehurst, Interactive Designer, ecentricarts
  • Ted Barris, Author, Journalist, Broadcaster
  • Marco Ursi, former editor, Masthead

For a full list of judges and more information about COPA, visit the awards website.
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