MastheadOnline News RSS MastheadOnline RSS en-us Wed, 02 Sep 2015 02:25:26 EDT Wed, 2 Sep 2015 02:23:24 EST HOSS redesigns website, gives readers a chance to visit Nashville Tue, 1 Sep 2015 01:37:46 EST   Homeowner’s Simple Solutions (HOSS) magazine has rebranded its website to better reach its growing audience. “We are thrilled to launch our new website and we are elated to have scripted yet another unique chapter for our magazine,” HOSS publisher Sean Rice said. “Since launching two years ago we have grown in so many ways and now our online presence is stronger than ever before. Broken Pencil announces dates for Canzine 2015 Tue, 1 Sep 2015 23:06:11 EST Canzine, the festival of zine culture and independent arts is set to take place in Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg this Fall.   Peggy Berkowitz retires from University Affairs Wed, 26 Aug 2015 22:49:07 EST   After almost 21 years with the magazine, including 14 years as its editor, Peggy Berkowitz is leaving University Affairs (UA). Berkowitz future plans include leading a workshop at the Ottawa Public Library and taking some much deserved time off.   “At this point, I feel that my future contributions to publishing will be in the mentorship vein,” Berkowitz told Masthead. Marked Business Media acquires Newcom publication Mon, 24 Aug 2015 01:39:09 EST   Marked Business Media Inc., a relatively new company (with no website as of yet) has acquired Plumbing & HVAC magazine from Newcom Business Media Inc. Newcom made news recently, when it partnered with Annex Business Media to acquire 67 trade publications from Vancouver-based Glacier Media Inc’s, Business Information Group (BIG), for $19.65 million. Mark Vreugdenhil, president of Marked Business Media has published Plumbing & HVAC for the past 11 years. Chatelaine lets go six members of its editorial staff Fri, 21 Aug 2015 23:40:43 EST Masthead has received a tip that Chatelaine magazine has let go of six editorial staff members this week, that were previously hired by Jane Francisco. According to the tip, the magazine is going in a new direction. Rose Pereira, Cassandra Pilon, Alex Tanner, Catherine Franklin, Sydney Loney and Robyn Shanks are reported to have been let go. This story may be updated should more information become available. Azure's senior editor moves on to Wed, 19 Aug 2015 11:56:27 EST   After almost a year at Azure magazine in the senior editor position, Popi Bowman is leaving the publication for a senior producer position at “Being a woman in the automotive industry is a somewhat rare honour and one that I cherish," Bowman said. "My car-crazed coworkers have been some of my favourite to work with! And, admittedly, I love the automotive world despite also being a "greenie."' Bowman’s automotive experience includes two years as editor for Audi and Volkswagen customer magazines (via Contempo Media, publishers of Sharp and S/Style), and a few years with Motor Trend in Los Angeles. St. Joseph Media to restructure Tue, 18 Aug 2015 23:49:46 EST In a bid to support the growth its experienced in its content solutions division, St. Joseph Media has announced plans to restructure.  Duncan Clark Duncan Clark has been appointed vice president of strategic development and will be responsible for leading the organization across its digital, social media, video, event and print platforms. Clark comes to the organization from Postmedia, where he was the vice president of strategic initiatives. Former vice president & group publisher, English brands for Jacqueline Loch TVA, Jacqueline Loch is also joining St. Joseph as its vice president of content solutions. In her new position, Loch will work with the company’s largest clients to create cross platform content. Loch is a member of the Custom Content Council in New York and has developed multi platform strategies for companies including Dior, HBC, Coty, L’Oréal Canada, Walmart, Air Miles/LoyaltyOne, Canadian Tire and Rogers Communications. Collision Repair magazine acquires Bodyshop magazine Tue, 11 Aug 2015 22:16:32 EST Media Matters, the parent corporation of Collision Repair has acquired Bodyshop magazine. “We look forward to continuing the 45-year history and tradition associated with the Bodyshop brand, including the Annual Directory, Cross Canada Annual Survey, Bodyshop of the Year, and Restyler of the Year Awards,” Darryl Simmons, president of Media Matters and publisher of Collision Repair magazine, said. “Bodyshop magazine is a well-recognized brand that has stood the test of time in our constantly-transforming industry.”⨠Bodyshop archives can be found on Collision Repair magazines website. Quill & Quire dig into archives for "new" look Tue, 11 Aug 2015 22:48:49 EST Quill & Quire has undergone a few changes in its September issue. It’s not quite a redesign; it’s more a revisitation of issues past. Gone is the red and white-bannered logo and in its place is Q&Q’s first logo, which ran from the debut issue in 1935 until 1941. Left to right: The May 2015 issue of Q&Q, the September 2015 issue of Q&Q J-Source seeks new associate editor, Braganza joins TVO's Current Affairs Thu, 6 Aug 2015 19:39:53 EST  Chantal Braganza J-Source's associate editor Chantal Braganza is leaving the organization to join TVO’s Current Affairs and Documentaries team. At TVO she will be responsible for editing the public broadcaster’s new Shared Values section, which covers topics such as inclusivity, social justice and diversity. Broken Pencil celebrates 20 years Thu, 6 Aug 2015 03:14:25 EST   Broken Pencil,the magazine of zine culture and the independent arts is celebrating its 20th anniversary. “I'm thrilled that Broken Pencil lasted 20 years,” founder and publisher Hal Niedzviecki told Masthead. “The magazine has always been about a community of creators for a community of creators and would-be creators. That's the reason for its ongoing longevity. Floating in a sea of celebrity gossip and lose-weight-quick charticles, Broken Pencil has been and continues to be a lighthouse island for free thought and idiosyncratic creative action.” The OMDC sets deadline for IDM fund Thu, 6 Aug 2015 15:33:19 EST The Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) has set the deadline for its Interactive Digital Media (IDM) fund as October 5, 2015 at 5 p.m. Information sessions will be held on August 12, 13 and September 2, 2015. According to the organization the IDM fund, provides IDM content creators with funding for high quality, original interactive digital media content projects that make a positive contribution to the Ontario economy. The 2015-16 fund will have two streams: the Concept Definition Stream, which provides support for early-stage activities to assist the applicant company in moving towards the production of a market-ready content project; and the Production Stream, which provides support for the creation of a market-ready content project that will be released to end users. Briarpatch appoints new editor Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:57:53 EST   Briarpatch has appointed Tanya Andrusieczko as its new editor. Andrusieczko has a background in feminist political sociology and Indigenous studies, a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Ottawa, a Master of Arts from the University of Saskatchewan, and is currently wrapping up a Master of Science degree in political sociology at the LSE. Andrusieczko is also the founder of The Feminist Summer Camp. Andrusieczko will start in September. CSME to launch mentorship program Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:30:51 EST   The Canadian Society of Magazine Editors (CSME) is launching a mentorship program in Fall 2015, to help fellow editors further their careers and develop leadership skills. Those interested in being a mentor/mentee—no matter your level of experience— can contact the CSME at The program will involve meeting up with your mentor/mentee at least once every two months. The Grid's Laas Turnbull joins ZoomerMedia Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:24:01 EST   Zoomer Media has appointed Laas Turnbull as first audience officer, ZoomerMedia and co-publisher, Zoomer Magazine. In the newly created position of first audience officer, Turnbull will lead the IT and digital content team in aggregating audiences across all media properties to leverage their combined impact and engagement. In his role as co-publisher, Turnbull will support Gord Poland, executive vice-president and chief operating officer and Zoomer’s veteran publisher, to grow the company’s commercial success.