MastheadOnline News RSS MastheadOnline RSS en-us Sun, 30 Apr 2017 12:53:02 UTC Sun, 30 Apr 2017 08:51:39 EST A Facebook Live broadcast of a Q&A with Melanie Joly at CAJ17 on April 28 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:31:42 EST   This Friday, April 28 from 1:20pm - 2:20pm at the CAJ Annual Conference in Ottawa, one of the keynotes will be broadcast on Facebook Live that you can see on the CAJ Facebook page. This will be a Q&A with Mélanie Joly, the Minister of Canadian Heritage.    Inovva acquires circulation management firm Oyster Group Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:59:17 EST   Inovva has acquired the Oyster Group, a Halifax-based company offering circulation management and fulfillment services. This acquisition complements Inovva’s web-based suite of publishing management tools that allow publishers to work from a consolidated database that tracks and monetize all activities, products and services. This includes magazine subscriptions, newsletter recipients, contest entries and event attendees.  The COPA 2017 Awards Categories have been released Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:54:08 EST The Canadian Online Publishing is now entering its 9th year. The COPAs produced by Masthead has decided to freshen up the categories this year, with a new division for Students/Schools and an emphasis on more content categories like Best 100-200 word Clickbait category. There will be new awards for investigative story, photo journalism, sports article, lifestyle article and company profile added to the mix of the awards this year.      COPA 2017 RULES PAGE Rise Publications Inc. launches Vitalize Magazine a personal wellness and lifestyle magazine Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:23:51 EST   Rise Publications the publishers of Hoss Magazine has launched a new personal wellness and lifestyle magazine - Vitalize, on April 10 for the Metro Toronto GTA market. Vitalize‘s content will have stories on cosmetic procedures/medical advice, beauty, fashion, technology, health, lifestyle and events in the Toronto GTA / Southern Ontario.  Its Publishing Week in Canada - MagNet, Newspaper Day, CAJ17 Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:31:37 EST Masthead nominates this week as Publishing Week in Canada as there are multiple events for the publishing industry happening in the next seven days. First off is Magnet April 25-28 from Magazines Canada, Newspaper Day by the Ad Club on April 27 and the CAJ Annual Conference on April 28-29 in Ottawa. The CAJ17 event has a Q&A with Mélanie Joly, the Minister of Canadian Heritage that should be on everyone’s list to attend. This is a sit-down conversation with the minister on the future of the news media industry in Canada. The session will be availble on Facebook Live on April 28 from 1:20-2:20pm.  Here is your guide on what is happening over the next week.     MagNet: Canada's Magazine Conference | April 25-28, 2017 This 4 day event has sessions for magazine publishers in print and online and is produced by Magazines Canada. Keynote speakers are Anna Maria Tremonti, Host of  The Current on CBC Radio One; Jane Francisco, Editor-in-Chief, Good Housekeeping; and John Wilpers, Senior Director/USA of Innovation Media Consulting. Masthead’s Scott Bullock will be speaking at the conference too!   First Lady Wins $3 Million Judgement Scott Bullock Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:00:32 EST   According to , Melania Trump has won a $3 million dollar judgement (and an apology) from the Daily Mail.  “It’s far less than the $150 million Trump’s initial suit demanded, but still extraordinary that a First Lady earned a public retraction and payout from a media organization,”according to the post.   The judgement was handed down in London’s High Court. The trouble was that the Daily Mail suggested that Melania Trump was a professional escort, or to be more blunt, was saying she was a hooker. Transcontinental Inc. sells 28 newspapers and 4 printing plants to SaltWire Network Inc. in Atlantic Canada Tue, 18 Apr 2017 06:33:11 EST   Transcontinental Inc. announced on April 13, 2017 the sale of its publication portfolio in the Atlantic region to SaltWire Network Inc., an independent local media group. The sale includes 28 newspaper brands and web-related properties and four printing plants. Privately-owned and locally led, SaltWire Network’s holdings include the leading newspapers in Nova Scotia (The Chronicle Herald and The Cape Breton Post), Prince Edward Island (The Guardian) and Newfoundland and Labrador (The Telegram). Approximately 650 TC Media employees in Atlantic Canada are part of the transaction and will receive an offer from SaltWire Network Inc.  Rolling Stone Settles Lawsuit Scott Bullock Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:59:32 EST   Rolling Stone magazine has finally admitted defeat, and has settled the defamation lawsuit brought by University of Virginia administrator Nicole Eramo.  The lawsuit stems from the now infamous, and debunked, Campus Rape Story, published in November of 2014.  A jury in a Federal court awarded Eramo 3 million dollars, which both Rolling Stone and the writer appealed in November of 2016. Yesterday, a spokeswoman for Wenner Media, the parent company of Rolling Stone, said: “Rolling Stone, Sabrina Rubin Erdely and Nicole Eramo have come to an amicable resolution. The terms are confidential.” Dominique Ritter is the new Editor-in-Chief of Reader's Digest as Robert Goyette retires. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:44:00 EST   Reader’s Digest has appointed Dominique Ritter to the role of Editor-in-Chief. Effective May 1, 2017, Ritter will succeed Robert Goyette, who is retiring after 30 years with Reader’s Digest, the past seven of which he served as Editor-in-Chief.    “I’m excited to continue my work with Reader’s Digest as Editor-in-Chief,” says Ritter. “It’s difficult to imagine Reader’s Digest without Robert Goyette—he has been an exemplary custodian of this magazine and a thoughtful and reliable mentor. With the support of our exceptional editorial team, I will continue sharing inspiring stories with our readers, who are at the heart of what we do.”       Canadian Newspaper Association (CNA) and the Canadian Community Newspapers Association (CCNA) merge. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:58:53 EST   Consolidation in the news media continues as the Canadian Newspaper Association (CNA) and the Canadian Community Newspapers Association (CCNA) has merged into one entity. This merger is a new industry association, which will now be known as News Media Canada. News Media Canada is now the national association of the Canadian news media industry, with over 800 members in every province and territory. A new logo and website is underdevelopment, but the new URL will be. The 2017 Alberta Magazine Award Winners. Check out the talent in Western Canada. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:58:42 EST   I love Alberta magazines, one my favourite ones as always been Canadian Cowboy, but there is more to the market than cowboys as you will see with this year’s winners. The annual event, staged by the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA) on March 16, showcases the outstanding work of magazine professionals from across the province. Awards were presented in 21 Showcase categories and five Achievement award categories.   Newspaper Day 2017 - An All Star Line-up of Investigative Journalists Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:31:09 EST As part of Masthead’s expanded coverage of all things in the Canadian Publishing world, it is time to showcase an event we are supporting - Newspaper Day presented by the Ad Club of Toronto. The speaker lineup includes Adrian Humphreys of the National Post, Jacquie McNish who writes for the Wall Street Journal, Grant Robertson at The Globe and Mail, Professor Paula Todd from Seneca College and Kevin Donovan at the Toronto Star.   The event is to be held on Thursday April 27 from 11am - 5pm in Toronto at the Acadian Court, 401 Bay St, 8th Flr. There will be a lunch and presentations. Tickets are $175  with a student rate of $20. A special Q&A will be held with the students as part of agenda. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit:    Canadian Content Showcase - CBC Radio Crime Drama "SOMEONE KNOWS SOMETHING" reaches 18.3 million downloads. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:42:39 EST   The art of story telling has many forms online and podcasts are part of the mix. This showcase on Canadian content shows what CBC Radio One, a public broadcaster, is doing with what was old but now new in digital entertaintment options. This audio only podcast reality crime drama series focuses on a standalone Canadian cold case in an effort to unearth new information that could propel the case forward, while also uncovering how the events have affected the families and communities involved. Listeners are brought deep into the mystery, hearing new evidence and first-hand accounts from those closest to the investigation. There are 11 episodes in season 1 that started in the March 2016  and season 2 just ending February 2017 with 12. Listeners can download a 80 minute episode. PODCAST LINK To raise the profile of Canadian content stories like will showcase the latest news from content creators in the media industry in Canada. If you have great content you want to share with Masthead readers send the stories to The Trade magazine Cosmetics goes completely digital in its relaunch. Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:10:40 EST   Cosmetics Magazine was purchased last year by the CCTFA from Rogers Media and is gone from a print magazine to a digital only version in its relauch under new owners.. The Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CCTFA) is the Canadian trade association for the personal care products industry with over 150 members. Cosmetics magazine is a trade beauty brand that was established in 1972. With industry veteran and longtime publisher Jim Hicks at the helm, it hosts the annual Cosmetics Outstanding Achievement Awards (COSAs) and the Fragrance and Beauty Awards, and is committed to supporting and celebrating the work of Canada’s beauty advisors year round through its digital publications. It is headed up by editor (and self-professed beauty addict) Alex Laws. Brittany Eccles is the NEW Creative Director for FASHION Magazine Tue, 14 Mar 2017 21:30:23 EST   St. Joseph Media has appointed Brittany Eccles to the role of Creative Director, FASHION.  She is responsible for overseeing design across all brand platforms, print, digital, social, video and branded events.  “I am so excited that Brittany is joining the team,” said Noreen Flanagan, Editor-in-Chief at FASHION. “She is without question the most talented designer in the Canadian market, and I can’t wait to see what new visual direction and energy she brings to the magazine and our online platforms.” Eccles was art director at ELLE Canada for more than four years. During her time there, the magazine won multiple awards, including being named Best Magazine in 2015 by the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors (CSME) as well as a Gold Medal in Fashion at the National Magazine Awards.