MastheadOnline News RSS http://www.mastheadonline.com/rss/news.php MastheadOnline RSS en-us Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:08:38 EDT Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:03:43 EST http://www.mastheadonline.com circulation@masthead.ca webmaster@northisland.ca Kenilworth acquired by Forum Media Group http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20140421680.shtml Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:54:26 EST Munich-based Forum Media Group has acquired a controlling interest in B2B and consumer mag publisher Kenilworth, marking its entry into the North American publishing market. Ellen Kral retains her role as Kenilworth's chief executive officer and the Ontario office now doubles as Forum's headquarters in North America. There will be "no restructuring whatsoever" at Kenilworth according to Kral, who is now also tasked with spearheading future mergers and acquisitions. Rudy Kral, president, Kenilworth Media; Kerstin Kuffer, managing director, Forum Media Group; Ronald Herkert, founder and managing director, Forum Media Group; Ellen Kral, CEO, Kenilworth; Stefan Meichsner Western Magazine Awards deadline looms http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20140417711.shtml Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:33:39 EST   The Western Magazine Awards has extended its deadline and is accepting submissions until April 30, 2014. A website error caused the submissions process to close temporarily last month. As a result the early-bird discount rate has been applied to all entries up to final deadline. Embark e-mag enters decor market http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20140417706.shtml Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:48:02 EST Seekr Media has launched Embark, a new digital magazine for fans of interior design and decor with a more cost-effective slant according to publisher Matt Zanzotto. Zanzotto says North American readers typically live or aspire to live "big" lifestyles, with larger homes to match. But, he notes, as populations increase, living spaces condense (even if prices aren't lowering in kind). Embark aims to address this lifestyle change by taking inspiration from interior design around the world. The inaugural edition of Seekr Media's Embark TVA launches new women's title http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20140417665.shtml Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:43:05 EST Femmes etc… hit newsstands this month from TVA Publications. The new women's digest offers a range of lifestyle content, including health, recipes, fashion and family life. "The magazine market is constantly evolving and TVA Publications is proud to meet its female readership's growing demands by offering an accessible, affordable magazine that covers real topics that women deal with on a daily basis," stated Lucie Dumas, vice-president of content and group publisher. The first issue of Femmes etc... hit newsstands April 3 Digital readership on the rise: PMB http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20140417636.shtml Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:46:13 EST The latest Print Measurement Bureau (PMB) figures, the first release to fuse PMB/ComScore data to reflect both print and digital, shows online readership climbing. According to the study, magazine websites representing 30 titles generated an incremental audience of 25%, a 15% rise from figures reported in 2010. Get Out There branches out with retail deal http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20140410665.shtml Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:19:59 EST   Get Out There magazine is partnering with LiveOutThere.com, an online active lifestyle retailer, to distribute copies free to customers. Publisher Marissa Schroder says the magazine, a bimonthly endurance sports and outdoor recreation title, aligns naturally with the shop's customer base. "We have a similar approach to our businesses. Our goal is to encourage people to get out there and be active," she said. East Coast Living event raises $20,000 for design school http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20140410663.shtml Wed, 9 Apr 2014 07:47:12 EST   NSCAD University's design program received a cheque April 2 for $20,000, thanks to a successful first Dine by Design fundraiser presented by East Coast Living. Held in October, the event teamed 10 Nova Scotia interior design groups with 10 local chefs to create unique dinner room displays matched with menus inspired by the decor. It also included galleries of local art, a silent auction, and drink samples from local producers. CMC revamps awards program http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20140410638.shtml Wed, 9 Apr 2014 20:43:38 EST   Formerly known as the Ace Awards, the annual awards program presented by the Circulation Management Association of Canada (CMC) has been given a makeover as the CMC Awards. The new lineup of prizes will be handed out June 4 at the CMC Luncheon, held during the 2014 MagNet Conference in Toronto. Ontario labour ministry cracks down on unpaid internships http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20140407891.shtml Tamara Baluja Mon, 7 Apr 2014 22:01:08 EST   The Ontario labour ministry has cracked down on unpaid internships at Toronto Life and The Walrus, saying they are in contravention of the Employment Standards Act. As a result, the two publications have cancelled their internship programs—except for those students who are doing their unpaid work for school credit—effective Monday [March 31] and five interns at the each of the magazines will be let go. Since then, Canadian Geographic and Rogers Publishing have also ended their unpaid internship programs. Alberta Magazines Conference: Session videos, award winners http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20140407875.shtml Mon, 7 Apr 2014 23:54:50 EST If you missed the 2014 Alberta Magazines Conference, check out these videos of select sessions shared by the Alberta Magazines Publishers Association. In a keynote address, Andrew Losowsky, an experienced editor/writer and current John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, talks about "the return of print" and argues that quality print publications still play a key role in the digital world. Shameless celebrates 10 years of 'talking back' http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20140321666.shtml Thu, 27 Mar 2014 09:07:30 EST Shameless unveiled a new website this past International Women's Day, coinciding with the magazine's 10th anniversary and setting the stage for its new fundraising initiatives. The magazine, published three times a year, covers news, art, culture and politics, providing a platform for young women and trans youth voices. Its previous blog-centric online presence attracted welcome international traffic, but editorial and art director Sheila Sampath says it led many visitors to mistake the brand for an online-only venture. The new Shameless website went live on March 7 Western Magazine Awards suspends submission process http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20140321611.shtml Fri, 21 Mar 2014 22:27:19 EST   The Western Magazine Awards is putting its submissions process on hold to resolve issues with its online entry system. New deadlines will be announced at the beginning of April. "Our intention is to have all areas of the website corrected, re-tested and verified before the end of this month," reads an update from Jane Zatylny, Western Magazine Awards Foundation president. "For those who have already provided a submission, or are in the process of submitting, please be assured that your entries will be maintained." Time's M. Scott Havens kicks off MagNet http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20140321049.shtml Tue, 1 Apr 2014 23:18:18 EST M. Scott Havens This year's MagNet 2014 conference features a marquee address from M. Scott Havens, the recently-installed head of digital at Time Inc. and former president of The Atlantic. His session, "Rethinking the Magazine," will focus on strategies for navigating the ever-changing and "increasingly fracturing" magazine media landscape. March webinar will address new anti-spam rules http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20140320034.shtml Mon, 24 Mar 2014 08:21:31 EST Magazines Canada is hosting a webinar March 27 at 1:00 p.m. (ET) to help prep publishers for the July rollout of CASL, Canada's new anti-spam legislation. The hour-long webinar will be led by lawyer Puneet Soni of the McCarthy Tetrault law firm and moderated by Melissa Kluger, lawyer and publisher of Precedent magazine. Harrowsmith Almanac spawns new gardening title http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20140320005.shtml Thu, 3 Apr 2014 18:48:00 EST Harrowsmith's Truly Canadian Almanac publisher Yolanda Thornton, of Moongate Publishing, debuted a sister title this month called Harrowsmith's Gardening Digest. The digest replaces Harrowsmith's Spring edition and is a response to readership requests for more exhaustive editorial that addresses all gardening seasons. With its wider focus, the Gardening Digest can stay on newsstands until September when the annual Harrowsmith Almanac is released. The innaugural issue of the Gardening Digest