MastheadOnline News RSS MastheadOnline RSS en-us Fri, 03 Jul 2015 06:41:03 EDT Fri, 3 Jul 2015 06:39:52 EST St. Joseph Media's Douglas Knight appointed to the Order of Canada Thu, 2 Jul 2015 06:38:16 EST   St. Joseph Media president, Douglas Knight, has been appointed to the Order of Canada as a Member (C.M.), “for his service to the arts community and for his leadership as a media publisher.” Knight is the chair of the Governor General’s performing arts Awards Foundation, chair of Magazines Canada, and vice-chair of the Writer’s Trust of Canada. Magazines Canada asks industry to team up for new campaign Thu, 2 Jul 2015 05:24:47 EST Magazines Canada is reaching out to the magazine industry to fund its next multi-platform campaign. With no available funding, Magazines Canada is hoping publishers, retailers, distributors and wholesalers will pitch in to create a campaign that provides tangible results for Canadian magazines at retail. Magazine Canada aims to: Feature at least 120 participating magazine titles Work with 185 retail outlets and 2 major retail chains to promote the campaign Retailers to generate a 3% increase in sales over the previous year Make 8 million impressions through PR/advertising, social media & in-store promos Obtain 80,000 online video views and 15,000 store locator clicks on Add 15 new retailers to the MC distribution roster To download the participation agreement, and for more information visit the website. Only four days left to enter the 2015 COPA awards Thu, 2 Jul 2015 23:55:47 EST   The deadline to enter the 2015 COPA awards is only four days away. Submissions will be accepted until July 6 at midnight PST. Those interested in entering can upload their work to the COPA award website for $115 per category. Independent publishers with 20 employees or less can enter for $95, but must be registered as such. Winners will be announced in November at the annual awards party. Visit the COPA website for more details. Freelancer takes to Twitter to expose low-paying writing jobs Thu, 25 Jun 2015 00:50:16 EST A US-based freelance writer is calling out companies who expect writers to produce work for little pay, using the Twitter handle @crapwritingigs. The account is run anonymously, and the poster is known only as “Freelance Writer.” Freelance Writer shared their motivation to start the account with j-source, “The goal is to call out companies for their terrible rates, and also to remind writers that they’re worth more than the miserly fees that are being offered all too often for online writing.” Read the full interview at j-source. Canadian Living hit hard by major layoffs Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:29:50 EST   * Story has been updated with comments from TVA* It was only last year that TVA Group acquired 15 of Transcontinental’s consumer magazines, yet the Quebecor Media subsidiary has already made changes. On Thursday June 18, executive editor Doug O’Neill, senior web editor Jennifer Gruden, senior features editor Robin Stevenson, assistant art direct Aimee Nishitoba, and associate art director Shelley Frayer, were let go from Canadian Living. The publication also let go of senior marketing director communications and events Tracy Finkelstein, and senior marketing specialist Erin Quinn. Quebec Franchise magazine turns 20 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 15:27:25 EST   Québec Franchise is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Founded in 1995, the magazine informs readers on how to successfully start their own businesses, or become self-employed. According to Québec Franchise, when it was initially published, there wasn’t any media focused on franchising in Québec, which led to their success. Distributed three times a year, Québec Franchise prides itself on having adapted to the ever-changing franchise and business opportunities market, as well as the changing needs of prospective entrepreneurs.  University of Waterloo grad launches magazine Thu, 18 Jun 2015 06:27:03 EST During her third co-op term at the University of Waterloo, Victoria Stacey launched Passion 8, a magazine that aims to help youth discover their passions outside of their daily routines. Now a graduate of the arts and business program, Stacey plans to balance working on Passion8 with her full time job at Kohl and Frisch Ltd. Read more about Passion8 at the University of Waterloo website. Chatelaine names new editor-in-chief Wed, 17 Jun 2015 00:55:30 EST   Chatelaine magazine has promoted Lianne George, its editorial director, to the position of editor-in-chief. "I've been a Chatelaine reader for as long as I can remember. No other publication has such a rich tradition of chronicling the lives of Canadian women – their families, careers, challenges, and of course, the eternal question of what's for dinner," George said. "The opportunity to help reimagine Chatelaine across multiple platforms for a new generation of readers is a great honour." Tom Venetis appointed editor of Graphic Monthly Canada and Mon, 15 Jun 2015 19:35:09 EST Tom Venetis has been named editor of our sister site /magazine Graphic Monthly Canada and Venetis brings over twenty years of journalism and editing experience to the position, having worked on the Business Desk at the Canadian Press and taking on several editorial roles at some of Canada’s top technology business publications. He was news editor at Computer Dealer News, and assistant editor at The Computer Paper where he distinguished himself as a leader on Internet security and privacy issues in Canada. Type Books is Magazines Canada's Retailer of the Year Mon, 15 Jun 2015 19:35:15 EST Earlier this month Type Books was named Magazines Canada’s Retailer of the Year for 2014. The annual award is given to a client of Magazines Canada’s distribution service who cultivates a connection between its consumers and Canadian magazines. Type Books celebrates 35 years of chickaDEE magazine The CMC announces its 2015 award winners Tue, 9 Jun 2015 19:35:24 EST The Circulation Management Association of Canada (CMC) held its annual CMC awards on June 4 in order to recognize and honour the excellent circulation work being done in the Canadian publishing industry. Nominees and guests gathered in downtown Toronto at Hotel Ocho to hear this year’s results. Winners pose for a photo at Hotel Ocho on June 4 —Photo by Ran Wu   The Dance Current appoints editor, implements staff transitions Wed, 10 Jun 2015 11:21:59 EST  Lee Slinger The Dance Current is going through some changes, starting with the appointment of editor, Lee Slinger. Slinger is a Toronto-based researcher, writer and editor, who previously worked for various Canadian Scholars’ Press Inc. publications. The former École Supérieure de Ballet du Québec student, has also taught art history and writing skills at OCAD University and Ryerson University, and holds a doctoral degree in British History from York. Winners announced for the 38th annual NMAs Mon, 8 Jun 2015 04:03:13 EST The winners of the 38th National Magazine Awards (NMAs) were announced on Friday June 5 during a gala at the Arcadian Court in Toronto.    Nouveau Projet took home the evenings top prize; Gold for Magazine of the Year. The French-language publication also received Gold for Art Direction for its Winter 2014 issue, and Words & Pictures  (La pointe des utopies), and Silver in the Editorial Package: Print (Régénérescences) category.   Video shot by Mark Cortejos Today's Parent leads the pack at the 2015 Editors' Choice Awards Thu, 4 Jun 2015 01:15:25 EST Some of last night's winners Photo by Nadia Antropova The Canadian Society of Magazine Editors (CSME) announced its Editors’ Choice Award winners last night at The Pilot in Yorkville, during its annual gala.   The evening began with a few words from keynote speaker and award winning writer Russell Smith, who spoke to the audience about the impact and implications of using your personal life as source material for journalism.    The night’s highest honour, Editor of the Year, went to Sasha Emmons of Today’s Parent magazine. The magazine ended up winning 4 awards in total.   61st annual KRW Awards honours the best B2B publications Wed, 3 Jun 2015 04:19:28 EST The gala for the 61st annual KRW Awards took place last night at the Grand Banking Hall in Toronto. John Milne, president of Breakwell & Company and vp of Media Services at Equisoft, hosted the event where Gold, Silver and Honourable Mention awards were presented in 21 written, visual, integrated and special categories. It was a full house at last night's KRWs — Photo by Mark Cortejos