MastheadOnline News RSS http://www.mastheadonline.com/rss/news.php MastheadOnline RSS en-us Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:11:36 EDT Tue, 2 Sep 2014 16:10:18 EST http://www.mastheadonline.com circulation@masthead.ca webmaster@northisland.ca Life in Quebec Magazine appoints new editor http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20140902864.shtml Tue, 2 Sep 2014 16:10:18 EST lifeinquebec.com Québec's English language publication Life in Québec has named former Global News researcher and writer Jason Enlow as its new Editor. “It’s great to have Jason aboard,” managing editor Farnell Morisset said.  “Life in Québec Magazine is one of those publications that straddles numerous different spheres – local and national, English and French, online and traditional print, among others – and that makes for particular challenges when trying to get the best stories and ideas out there expressed in the most effective way possible. Having Jason on the team to help navigate between these worlds can only make our articles that much more engaging and thought-provoking for our readers." The Kit tackles multiple platforms for fall relaunch http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20140828735.shtml Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:08:08 EST Multi-platform beauty and fashion guide The Kit will be unveiling a relaunch of its platforms come September.  Readers can expect a new website, digital magazines, weekly paper feature and a shoppable e-newsletter. “Just as the styles we report on are always changing, so are we,” publisher Giorgina Bigioni said. “We’re always trying to stay ahead of what’s next, and it’s important that all of our platforms allow for the best reader experience. For advertisers, unexpected ad placements across multiple platforms, that are both meaningful and engaging, will enable brands to reach and interact with readers.”   Maggie Awards ask readers to choose magazine of the year http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20140828686.shtml Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:37:16 EST In honour of the 2014 Maggie Awards, which is organized by the Manitoba Magazine Publishers Association, readers have been invited to vote for their favourite magazine in the people’s choice category for magazine of the year. Until Sept. 12, readers can choose between 15 publications that include Kayak, The Cottager and Canada’s History. All voters are entered into a draw to win a subscription to a Manitoba magazine of their choice. Three of the 15 magazines up for the 2014 people's choice award for magazine of the year Complete redesign for 30-year-old faith-based publication http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20140827899.shtml Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:13:31 EST   Faith Today has undergone a redesign with the help of Janice Van Eck- an editorial, corporate and magazine designer who has worked for publications including Maclean’s and MoneySense.     On the left, the new redesigned Septmeber issue, on the right the former layout Tickets on sale for Western Magazine Awards reception and gala http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20140827843.shtml Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:14:06 EST   Tickets for the 32nd annual Western Magazine Awards reception are now on sale. The gala takes place on Sept. 26, at the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel and celebrates the best magazines western Canada has to offer.     Single and group ticket options are available for purchase on the website until Sept. 24.   John MacFarlane says goodbye to The Walrus http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20140820624.shtml Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:05:31 EST  thewalrus.ca John MacFarlane will be retiring from his position at The Walrus at the end of the year. MacFarlane has been the editor and co-publisher since 2008. “More than five years ago, I came on board as interim editor for six months, and suddenly it’s five years later,” Macfarlane said in a statement on The Walrus website. “The world of journalism has changed in the last five years, and although I’ve enjoyed every minute here the time has come, as the Walrus said, for a new kind of editor—an editor of all Walrus platforms. I’ve been thinking about this for a while, and decided the timing is right—for me and for the organization.” On Spec magazine loses funding, reaches out to readers http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20140818884.shtml Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:36:57 EST   On Spec magazine has lost its Canada Council for the Arts funding for 2015. The science fiction and fantasy quarterly journal has showcased Canadian writers and artists for the past 25 years. The grant (between $20-25,000) was used to pay writers and its printer. According to Diane Walton, the publications managing editor, the council’s jury read On Spec’s evaluation, grants application, financial reports and supporting documentation, and determined that the publication was in need of “a higher quality of fiction,” and better proof-reading, design and copy-editing. New cover, direction for City Life magazine http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20140818675.shtml Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:12:44 EST Bimonthly lifestyle magazine City Life has undergone a cover redesign and content change, which debuts in its August/September issue. Readers will notice the logo’s serif lettering has been switched to a clean bold font, the header now uses two colours and fonts and inside, there’s a drastic difference in size between the p (for page) and the page number. “We feel the new direction has a refreshing and modern essence to it,” managing editor Michael Hill said. “It’s one we hope readers enjoy as much as we do.” On the left, City Life's redesigned cover. On the right, the previous layout. OWL Magazine reveals new look, editorial approach http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20140813899.shtml Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:15:15 EST The September 2014 issue When the latest issue of OWL magazine hits newsstands on Aug.18, readers will notice a few changes. The logo has received some refreshing —though the corporate version will remain the same, and a new mascot will make its debut. Located at the top right corner of the September issue, the new mascot will serve as a guide to its readers. The magazine will be using a UV coating on the cover and a whiter paper stock inside. The publication will also use principles of the STEAM movement to engage its young readers.  “STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics to help teach and inspire students,” explains Jennifer Canham, Group Publisher, Owlkids. “Innovation is driving the future, and by using STEAM to develop our content we’re encouraging our readers to learn through creation and discovery.” Finalists announced for the 2014 Western Magazine Awards http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20140813878.shtml Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:38:26 EST The Western Magazine Awards Foundation (WMAF) has announced the finalists for this year’s competition. Almost 136 submissions were received and winners will be honoured at the WMAF gala on Sept. 26 at the Renaissance Harbourside Hotel in Vancouver. The WMAF is a non-profit organization that celebrates editorial excellence in Western Canadian magazine writing, photography, illustration and art direction. For a list of the nominees visit the website.   ELLE QUEBEC appoints new editor-in-chief http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20140813822.shtml Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:06:32 EST TC Media has announced the appointment of Mélanie Frappa as ELLE QUÉBEC’s new editor-in-chief.  Frappa formerly held the position of beauty editor-in-chief and has been with the magazine for 11 years. The former editor-in-chief Louise Dugas left the publication for personal reasons and to seek new professional opportunities. Prior to joining the ELLE QUÉBEC family, Frappa worked for TVA Publications. She has a BA in political science and an MA in communications. House & Home magazine now available on the iPhone http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20140811891.shtml Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:06:34 EST   House & Home magazine is rolling out an iPhone and iPod Touch friendly app for the August issue of its publication, to go along with its previously released tablet app—winner of the 2012 National Magazine Award for Tablet of the Year. Specifically redesigned for the small screen, the app will feature an optimized version of the publications slideshows, videos, interactive ads and links to websites. The home decorating magazine has an app for android phones in the works—but is currently available on android tablets. It's also available on Zinio and Nook devices. AAM releases Canadian magazine stats for first half of 2014 http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20140807780.shtml Thu, 7 Aug 2014 10:54:42 EST The Alliance for Audited Media (AAM) has released its report on Canadian magazine circulation trends for the first half of 2014. The North American cross-media verification and information service revealed that of the 56 titles that reported comparable data, overall paid and verified circulation was down 4.8 % compared to the first half of 2013.    L'actualité's circulation dropped by 13 % while The Hockey News' increased by 13 %.   Toronto Men's Fashion Week launches magazine http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20140806997.shtml Wed, 6 Aug 2014 13:33:38 EST  A peek at the TOM* Magazine cover A new 120 page, full colour, glossy print men’s magazine is set to hit the stands. TOM* is the first ever publication for Toronto's first ever Men’s Fashion Week and will cover the best in menswear, providing an outlet for new Canadian talent and international designers. "Launching a world class glossy men's fashion magazine to represent the best in Canadian and International menswear has always been a part of the vision and dream for TOM*," says Jeff Rustia, Executive Director/Founder of TOM* and publisher of TOM* Magazine. Venture Publishing hires new sales agency WesternSync for representation http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20140806887.shtml Wed, 6 Aug 2014 16:35:52 EST   Venture Publishing, the distributer for Alberta Venture and Alberta Oil magazines and websites has entered into a contract with WesternSync, a new sales agency, to provide them with representation in Ontario and Quebec. WesternSync’s managing director is Brian Trotter. Trotter managed his own representation firm for seven years then moved on to The Globe & Mail, where he worked as the national account manager/category manager for the marketing solutions group for 16 years. He left The Globe at the end of June to start WesternSync.