MastheadOnline News RSS MastheadOnline RSS en-us Mon, 27 Apr 2015 03:04:17 EDT Mon, 27 Apr 2015 03:03:04 EST The Kit has a new editor-in-chief Fri, 24 Apr 2015 01:51:16 EST   Laura deCarufel is the newly appointed editor-in-chief of The Kit, a Canadian beauty and style publication. deCarufel comes to The Kit from Elle Canada where she held the position of executive editor. She has also worked at Fashion magazine, The Look and Elm Street, and launched Hardly Magazine, an online arts and style magazine for teenage girls. Geist founders usurped after 95 issues Wed, 22 Apr 2015 21:11:54 EST Geist is under new management, and to announce the change, the ideas and culture magazine released the following tongue-in-cheek statement: SABEW Canada Best in Business award recipients announced Tue, 21 Apr 2015 21:12:03 EST The winners of SABEW Canada’s first-ever Best in Business awards have been announced. Nine winners were chosen out of 26 finalists to represent the best business reporting, published or broadcast in 2014. Birks Group and St. Joseph Media launch 1879 by Birks Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:34:15 EST   Birks Group Inc. has partnered with St. Joseph Communications to launch a new bi-annual lifestyle magazine entitled 1879 by Birks—which happens to be the year founder Henry Birks first opened a small jewelry shop in Montreal. The publication targets readers interested in fine jewellery, travel, food and design. The Birks Group owns and operates the Mayors chain of jewellery stores across Florida and Georgia, ergo the U.S. magazine will be called Mayors Magazine. “St. Joseph is thrilled to be working with Birks on this project," 1879’s publisher Douglas Kelly said. Canadian Business Media wants to strengthen B2B publishing Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:12:04 EST Canadian Business Media, a national trade association representing the B2B media industry in Canada, is launching various marketing, promotion, communication, education, networking and recognition initiatives, in order to boost and sustain support within the industry. Formerly known as Canadian Business Press, CBM will continue to produce the Kenneth R. Wilson Awards, an annual event that celebrates outstanding achievements in the B2B industry. CBM has also launched B2Blog for B2B Publishers, a resource that is also aimed at building a stronger community. The new tool will offer relevant, timely, educational and compelling information about B2B publishing. MMPA holds annual vote for magazine of the year Thu, 16 Apr 2015 22:01:55 EST As the 2015 Maggie Awards draws near, its organizers, the Manitoba Magazine Publishers Association, is seeking the opinion of magazine readers to choose their favourite publication of the year. Nominees for the People's Choice award include Canada’s History, Geez, Cellar Door, Conservator, Prairie Fire, The Hub and The Cottager. Winners will be announced at the Maggie Award celebration on May 28 at the Viscount Gort Hotel in Winnipeg. Visit the website to vote, and for more information. Ricardo magazine goes digital Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:11:51 EST   Ricardo Media has launched a digital edition of its magazine on Next Issue. "I'm thrilled to deliver our content to readers wherever they may be," chef Ricardo Larrivée said. "Plus, the tablet editions round out our multi-platform offerings, which includes print, web, mobile and television." "The tablet editions give readers an interactive experience that lends itself perfectly to cooking," adds Brigitte Coutu, Ricardo Media president. Next Issue launches French-language interface Thu, 16 Apr 2015 22:58:05 EST Next Issue, a digital magazine subscription service, is expanding its newsstand by offering readers an all-French language interface with over 20 Quebec-based French magazine titles—which will also be available in English.   Western Living celebrates western designers Thu, 9 Apr 2015 20:29:38 EST   Western Living is holding its annual Designer of the Year awards, celebrating the best Western Canadian designers in categories that include architecture, interior, eco and industrial design. The deadline to apply is April 14, and results will be published in the September issue of Western Living. The awards ceremony will take place on Sept. 18. Visit the website for the latest on the judges and submission details. The CSME tackles multi-platform display Thu, 9 Apr 2015 20:04:16 EST The Canadian Society of Magazine Editors (CSME) is holding an event on April 16 to help editors translate the success they see in print, to success online. Managing multi-platform display will feature panelists Patrick Walsh, editor-in-chief of Outdoor Canada; David Topping, executive online editor of; and Simone Castello, the life and relationships web editor at The panelists will provide expertise on using social media to drive web traffic, tips for writing award-winning display and the best tools to optimize content, based on keywords and trends. Magazines Canada is looking for a new CEO Thu, 9 Apr 2015 19:08:51 EST   After 16 years as CEO of Magazines Canada, Mark Jamison is stepping down. Jamison’s last day will be on December 31, and Magazines Canada is aiming to fill his role by 2016. "This is very much Mark’s decision, and as you would expect, he has provided ample advance notice to allow for a smooth transition," Michael Fox, chair of magazines Canada's board of directors said . "All of the Board members join me in acknowledging the tremendous leadership that Mark has provided, and in appreciating his practical approach to planning the future of the association as well as evolving his career." Azure magazine releases 30th anniversary journal Wed, 1 Apr 2015 16:25:41 EST   It’s been a great year for publications celebrating milestones, and for contemporary architecture and design magazine Azure, the celebration comes in the form of a 30th anniversary exclusive journal, highlighting innovative moments chosen from the publications past 235 issues. The 34-page journal is available online and in the digital edition of the May anniversary issue. It highlights key people, events, spaces, objects and ideas that have shaped design and architecture over the past three decades. SkyNews commemorates milestone with 20th anniversary issue Wed, 1 Apr 2015 10:58:39 EST   SkyNews magazine, a niche market publication for amateur astronomers and astrophotographers, is celebrating its 20th year of publishing in its May/June issue—set to hit newsstands on April 13. The issue comes in at 72 pages, the magazine’s biggest yet, and will be polybagged on newsstands with “Getting Started in Astronomy,” an eight-page booklet co-published with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. The National Museum of Science in Ottawa (now the Canada Science & Technology Museum) launched SkyNews in 1995. AJA Award finalists announced Tue, 31 Mar 2015 01:54:51 EST The nominees have been announced for the Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs), an annual program that recognizes excellence and achievement in print and electronic news media in Atlantic Canada.  Quill & Quire turns 80 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:25:30 EST   Quill & Quire, Canada’s guide to the book publishing industry, is celebration its 80th anniversary by showcasing 80 people, events and books that helped shape CanLit in its April issue. Deciding who and what to include was quite a process according to editor Sue Carter: We called on experts, and spent hours with our image archive, sorting through fresh-faced author photos and candid snaps of book launches, dance parties, and fairs. There was early talk of ranking the entries, but who wants to pit Alice Munro against Anne Shirley?