Canadian Magazine Industry News
5 December 2013,     TORONTO
Final issues of CMA and CA pave way for new title
CMA magazine's final issue, Nov/Dec 2013
CMA magazine's final issue, Nov/Dec 2013
CMA magazine and CAmagazine have wrapped their runs. To reflect the merger of associated trade groups, a new chartered accountant trade mag, CPA Magazine, launches in January.

Leading the CPA Magazine team will be Okey Chigbo, formerly editor of CAmagazine. CMA editor-in-chief Mara Gulens also helped develop the title and the new organization's membership engagement strategy. Next year, she oversees the new mag's "professional pages" and will head up a CPA Canada newsletter.

"It's kind of bittersweet, it's sad to end that magazine," said Gulens about the final edition of CMA. She had been at the helm since February 2011, supported by a team of freelancers.

The November/December issue of CMA is billed as a collector's edition, with editorial looking back at over 90 years of the CMA (Certified Management Accountants) association. The CMA formed in 1920; the magazine launched in 1926.

Among the features are a 15-page timeline compiled by writer Jaclyn Law and researcher Tara Boghosian, a look at the oldest (95) and youngest (24) CMA members by Sharon Aschaiek, predictions on the industry's future from Diane Peters, and a retro image spotlight.

"We spent the last six months in the archives, digging through all the old bound volumes. It's been a lot of fun--a timeline of the world, accounting history, financial history, and the big milestones in Canada," said Gulens.

CAmagazine, Dec 2013
CAmagazine, Dec 2013
The December issue of CAmagazine mostly conducts business as usual, but includes a spread highlighting a selection of the many KRW awards the title has won over the years, including a 2012 Gold for Best Profile and 2010 Gold for Best Issue.

CAmagazine's roots go back to 1911 with the launch of a pamphlet publication, The Canadian Chartered Accountant. Over the next century it evolved into an academic journal and then a glossy.

Certified Management Accountants Canada (CMA) and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) came together in January to form Chartered Professional Accountants Canada (CPA) and establish a new professional designation, officially merging on April 1, 2013.

"No, your magazine is not about to become extinct," writes Chigbo in his editor's note to readers. "It is only taking on a new form to reflect the changes that have occurred in the profession."
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