MastheadOnline News RSS http://www.mastheadonline.com/rss/news.php MastheadOnline RSS en-us Tue, 05 Jul 2022 22:50:06 UTC Tue, 5 Jul 2022 22:43:59 EST http://www.mastheadonline.com circulation@masthead.ca webmaster@northisland.ca COPA Call for Entries - Canada Day July 1 http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2022/20220704712.shtml Mon, 4 Jul 2022 20:50:32 EST    The 2002 Call for Entries for the COPA’s is now open. Canada Day July 1 is a symbolic date for the start of the annual competition.  The cost is $75 per entry with an early bird rate of $50 per entry that has a deadline of August 19. The deadline for entries is on September 30 on Orange Shirt Day in Canada. You can see the 2002 Rules at this link.    The COPA’s this year will have blog postings from some of the 2022 Judges so they can share their wisdom with the industry. In addition there will be a series of Digital Ecosystems posting from Martin Seto the COPA producer to update the industry on the ever-changing digital landscape.   New magazine for Hamilton http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2022/20220629932.shtml Wed, 29 Jun 2022 20:52:05 EST     A new magazine is launching in Hamilton, Ont., to celebrate the city’s arts, culture, food, sports, music, and all things related to the Hammer. Hamilton City Magazine, with print and digital platforms, is co-founded by Jeff Martin. His team includes Meredith MacLeod, Marc Skulnick, Will Vipond Tait and Mark Wu.             A preview issue is available for review, and regular bi-monthly issues are expected to begin appearing in September. To raise capital for start-up costs, the brand has launched an indiegogo fund hoping to reach $125,000. Cosmo creates cover with AI http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2022/20220629931.shtml Wed, 29 Jun 2022 09:30:29 EST     Cosmopolitan claims to have created the first artificially intelligent digital cover working with a technology from Open AI called DALL-E2 and digital artist Karen X. Cheng.             The AI takes verbal requests from users and then, accessing billions of images stored in its databanks, creates images that are entirely new. According to the magazine, if you type “bear playing a violin on a stage,” DALL-E2 will create it, in any style you choose, whether it be in watercolour, or in the style of van Gogh. People cuts distribution due to paper shortage http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2022/20220629930.shtml Wed, 29 Jun 2022 09:30:08 EST      Some subscribers in the U.S. will not receive printed copies of Better Homes & Gardens and People because publisher Dotdash Meridith doesn’t have enough paper.             The company advised about 7% of its subscriber base they would not be getting printed issues for the coming months, due to a temporary global paper shortage. No word was available about which areas of the country would be affected. Readers were offered digital subscriptions in compensation. Village Media launches HaltonHillsToday http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2022/20220617709.shtml Fri, 17 Jun 2022 09:31:42 EST     HaltonHillsToday is the latest addition to Village Media’s expanding network of news websites specializing in hyper-local journalism. The website will cover news in Halton Hills, Georgetown, Acton. The editor of the new site is Melanie Hennessey, who will be backed by Mansoor Tanweer, as reporter. Fashion throws a cake party http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2022/20220617708.shtml Fri, 17 Jun 2022 07:22:07 EST     Just in time for the start of Toronto Pride, Fashion magazine threw a Cake Mix party in early June at Space on King in Toronto. Bringing together "the city’s stylish glitterati, the LGBTQIA2S+ community and cake lovers of all kind," the event featured a giant cake slice sculpture, the most instagram-worthy icing backdrops, an OGX-branded wall of candy floss and a blow-up cover of the Summer issue featuring Symone. The Walrus tops National Magazine Awards http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2022/20220610808.shtml Fri, 10 Jun 2022 17:25:40 EST     The National Magazine Awards were handed out in early June during a virtual ceremony hosted by journalist Kelly Boutsalis. Here are the highlights:   • The Walrus, the top winner overall, took home five awards — four Gold and one Silver •Maclean’s received four Gold awards, including for Best Magazine: News, Business, General Interest. • Air Canada enRoute won Best Magazine: Service & Lifestyle. • For the second year in a row, Broadview was named Best Magazine: Special Interest. Pivot leads the B2B magazine awards pack http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2022/20220610805.shtml Fri, 10 Jun 2022 21:24:18 EST     In early June, the NMA announced via social media platforms the winners of its B2B awards. The highlights: ·       Pivot collected the most wins, with five Gold awards—including for Best Magazine—and two Silver awards ·       University Affairs was the Gold winner for Best Art Direction: Single Article or Opening Spread, and the Silver winner for Best Cover, Best Feature Article: Professional, and Best Series of Articles Vogue pub rebuffs request for name change http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2022/20220610802.shtml Fri, 10 Jun 2022 14:30:53 EST   Mark Graham with apology letter from Vogue The CBC reports the Vogue, the magazine, has apologized to Vogue, a pub in Cornwall, England, for asking the drinking establishment to stop using the name of risk remedial action. "From one Vogue to another — please accept our apologies," reads the handwritten note from the Conde Nast team to the Star Inn at Vogue. Rabble.ca expands editorial team http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2022/20220610799.shtml Fri, 10 Jun 2022 12:22:10 EST     Rabble.ca, has made several changes to its editorial team. Taking the helm as editor is Nick Seebruch. He’s previously worked at Cornwall Seaway News for the past six years, was a freelance reporter for the Alymer Bulletin, and interned at The Glengarry News.             Other editorial additions include Gabriela Calugay-Casuga as labour beat reporter, Mick Sweetman as community editor, Stephanie Davoli as digital engagement producer, and Jillian Piper as audience engagement editor. New editor at CMJ http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2022/20220610797.shtml Fri, 10 Jun 2022 17:25:56 EST    Tamer Elbokl, new editor of CMJ  Tamer Elbokl is the new editor in chief at Canadian Mining Journal. Tamer has over 16 years’ experience in publishing in various roles, including managing editor at Canadian Science Publishing, and scientific editor at National Research Council Canada.               Elbokl holds a PhD in chemistry from the University of Ottawa and an MSc in materials science. He has also lectured at various universities and worked in research, quality control and process improvement.            The 2022 COPA Call for Entries - Sponsored Content Challenge http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2022/20220601798.shtml Wed, 1 Jun 2022 19:15:57 EST   The COPA’s Canada’s premier digital publishing awards program for “Content Creators” is adapting again with the market to ensure the COPA’s stay relevant in the ever changing digital. This year the 2022 COPAs has made some interesting changes in response to the growing use of sponsored content and influencer marketing. They have opened up 9 categories to see if sponsored content can compete. The COPAs has also introduced a Best Product Story in the B2B category and the Best Digital Audience Development Idea category. There are two free categories Best Feel Good Story and Best Multi-Cultural Story that anybody can enter. The Call for Entries is July 1,  on Canada Day with a deadline of September 30, 2022. Below is the full list of categories for all the 4 divisions - B2B, B2C, News/Sports and Academic,  Click here for the 2022 COPA Rules.    SLAM launches Canadian edition http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2022/20220530877.shtml Mon, 30 May 2022 16:53:56 EST     The National Basketball Association (NBA) and SLAM Media are launching of a special Canadian edition of the SLAM magazine. This marks SLAM’s first-ever international magazine and was created by SLAM and the NBA in collaboration with Tangerine Bank. More criticism for Bill C-18 http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2022/20220530876.shtml Mon, 30 May 2022 07:02:03 EST     Open Media, an organization whose aim is to keep the internet open, affordable, and surveillance-free, claims Bill C-18 is about to put Canadian news under the controlling thumb of online platforms and the federal government.             According to a post on its site, “The Online News Act puts massive funding behind an entirely secret process in which government ministries decide who qualifies as real news organizations, and big online platforms decide what kind of news gets the support. CMDC partnership to increase ad share for Canadian publishers http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2022/20220530874.shtml Mon, 30 May 2022 19:26:31 EST     The Canadian Media Directors’ Council says it has partnered with U.S.-based NewsGuard to increase how much advertisers spend with legitimate Canadian publishers instead of fake or questionable sites. CMDC members claim up to 96% of total ad spend in Canada.