MastheadOnline News RSS MastheadOnline RSS en-us Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:56:23 EST Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:55:35 EST The COPAS are here Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:44:54 EST The 6th annual Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPA) will take place tonight at the Phoenix Concert Theatre. The COPAs aim to foster digital publishing excellence in Canada. Some of the publications up for awards tonight are Canadian Living, MoneySense, Toronto Life and Fashion Magazine. The cocktail reception takes place at 5pm with the main event starting at 7pm. Single tickets are $35 and $45 at the door, with available discounts for groups. To make the COPAs an industry showcase, a trade show component has been added this year – “Publishing World” that will be held at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto Nov 22-24 to provide some great networking for the COPA participants. Publishing World will be held in conjunction with Print World and Design City. The NMAF offers a small magazine rebate Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:57:55 EST   In a bid to attract more entrants for the 2014 National Magazine Awards (NMA), The NMA foundation is offering a Small Magazine Rebate. The rebate allows magazines with revenue of $200,000 or less, one free submission to the 2014 awards.  Applications for the Small Magazine Rebate will replace the Co-Financing program from previous years and the deadline for applications is Jan.5. Submissions for the 2014 awards will open on Dec. 1. For more information on the rebate visit the NMA wbsite. The Ryerson Review remembers Don Obe Mon, 17 Nov 2014 22:22:11 EST   The influential Don Obe passed away on Nov. 7. Obe was the former editor-in-chief of Toronto Life, associate editor of Maclean’s, professor, and founder of the Ryerson Review of Journalism. Read more on the Legacy of Don Obe as told by Tim Falconer, the current instructor of the Review here. A wake will be held on Friday November 21 at 5:30 in the East Common Room of Hart House. Transcontinental consumer magazines find new home with TVA Group Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:55:35 EST Transcontinental Inc. is selling 15 of its consumer magazines, accompanying websites and related platforms to TVA Group Inc. Some of the publications included in the $55.5 million transaction include Coup de Pouce; Elle Québec; Décormag; Le Bel Âge Magazine; Magazine Véro;; Canadian Living; Style at Home; Elle Canada; Good Times and The Hockey News. Vancouver Magazine and Western Living will remain the property of TC Media. “Transcontinental Inc. has decided to now focus on the local advertising market, which offers us more business opportunities through our 180-odd newspapers in Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan and the Atlantic provinces,” François Olivier, President and Chief Executive Officer said.  “This important phase in the evolution of the Corporation also gives TC Media full latitude to further develop its digital and interactive marketing products for retailers, among others, and to advance the production and delivery of content in the fields of business and education.” Harrowsmith's Almanac goes digital Thu, 13 Nov 2014 07:17:14 EST   Readers who have enjoyed Harrowsmith’s Almanac in print, will now be able to enjoy the publication on their tablets and smartphones. Publisher Yolanda Thornton of Moongate Publishing said the choice to go digital was made in order to broaden the scope of the publications audience. “Historically in the past with Harrowsmith Country Life Magazine (sister publication, no longer published) the audience was pretty much 35-64 year olds or 35+,” Thornton said. “There’s a huge portion of the younger demographic that are interested in these types of editorials and want to read about organics, DIY, home renovation, energy efficiency and growing your own fruits and vegetables. We wanted to be able to attract and capture a younger demographic.” UofGuelph-Humber's Emerge Magazine wins big at Pinnacle Awards Thu, 13 Nov 2014 18:37:17 EST From left: EIC Alex Steep-web, Michael Brown EIC-print Emerge Magazine, produced by fourth-year media studies students at The University of Guelph-Humber, was named Feature Magazine of the Year at the 2014 Pinnacle Awards.  The Pinnacle’s celebrate excellence in student produced college media, created during the academic year. The ceremony took place in Philadelphia during the Fall National College Media Convention. The magazine also won six additional Pinnacles and two Associated College Press Best of Show Awards: BLD Publications reaches a milestone Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:42:02 EST With the release of the November issues of Les Débrouillards, Les Explorateurs, DébrouillArts et Curium, BLD Publications will have created, produced and printed over 500 magazines in Québec.   Winner of The Walrus Poetry Prize announced Thu, 6 Nov 2014 15:22:46 EST   U of T graduate Michael Prior has won the $4,000 Walrus Poetry Prize and $1,000 Readers Choice Award for his piece entitled Ventriloquism for Dummies. Award-winning poet Amanda Jernigan and Walrus poetry editor Michael Lista chose prior out of hundreds of submissions—the Reader’s Choice award was selected by the magazines online audience and is supported by the Hal Jackman Foundation. AMPA seeks judges for the Alberta Magazine Awards Thu, 6 Nov 2014 18:37:59 EST The Alberta Magazine Publishers Association is looking for judges. AMPA communications and events coordinator Laura Lushington provided us with the following statement: The Alberta Magazine Awards recognizes, supports and celebrates outstanding magazine content in the province. Nominations open in November and we’re seeking experienced magazine professionals to add to our roster of judges. If you're an accomplished magazine publisher, editor, writer, illustrator, designer, art director or photographer interested in donating your time and expertise to the program, please email Suzanne Trudel, AMPA executive director, at Judges will have three weeks to assess entries and judging takes place in late January/ early February.  *This notice was also published on Oct. 9, 2014* General Printers files to restructure its business Mon, 3 Nov 2014 08:17:42 EST General Printers filed a motion of intent to make a proposal to restructure under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. The motion was filed on Friday, PrintCAN has learned. According to industry sources, some sales reps and customer service reps have moved to the Lowe Martin Group at its Mississauga location, but PrintCAN has confirmed that president, Wayne Moir, is now at Lowe Martin. Only a handful of employees remain at the General Printers location. Staff was apparently notified in late afternoon on Friday that the company was "bankrupt" and they should not come back to work. Fly AWAY with Toronto's latest travel magazine Tue, 4 Nov 2014 08:57:17 EST St. Joseph Communications, Media Group has partnered with the Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) to launch AWAY; a new quarterly magazine that will serve outbound passengers at the Toronto Pearson International Airport. The first issue will launch mid-December to take advantage of the holiday travel season and will feature stories on shopping, food and drink, behind-the-scenes airport stories, worldwide destinations, travel tips and maps to help passengers navigate the airport. 200,000 copies will be printed per issue and will be available for free on dedicated racks at passenger departure locations throughout Terminals 1 and 3. The 64-page magazine will also be available in English and French on 2500 iPads throughout the same departure areas.  Maryam Sanati, editorial director, special projects for Toronto Life and Deborah Stokes, senior editor at Content labs are editorial co-leads on the magazine. Mitch Kostuch of Kostuch Media Ltd. passes away Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:11:33 EST Mitch Kostuch President and group publisher of Foodservice and Hospitality and Hotelier magazine Mitch Kostuch has passed away at the age of 83. Kostuch worked in many capacities with Southam Business Publications, a division of Southam Press—one of the country’s biggest newspaper and magazine publishers, for 17 years. He leaves behind his children, grandchildren and is predeceased by his wife June. To read more about the life of one of the industry’s most respected figures, visit Food Service and Hospitality. Avenue magazine celebrates 20 years, breaks record Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:26:35 EST  The November issue In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Avenue magazine is releasing its largest-ever issue. Slated for a Nov. 3 release, the magazine is filled with 270 pages of content, beating its September 2008 record-setting issue, which was 252 pages long. “Our entire team has a lot to be proud of with Avenue’s November issue,” Avenue publisher Joyce Byrne said. “An issue of this size challenges everyone’s time and creativity. Not only is it our biggest in history, the quality of the profiles and the photography are the best we’ve ever done for our Top 40 Under 40 list." The lifestyle publication will also be launching a redesign in January. Avenue magazine covers arts, dining, fashion, home and décor and travel and leisure in Calgary. Ontario OUT OF DOORS magazine goes digital Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:34:36 EST   Hunting and fishing magazine Ontario OUT OF DOORS  has gone digital. Subscribers can now choose print only, enhanced digital only, or a fully connected option, which includes both editions.  Digital and fully connected subscribers have access to the entire 2014 archive, along with the digital special interest publication Deer: The Master Guide to Hunting Whitetails. The Walrus has a new editor-in-chief Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:20:32 EST   Jonathan Kay has been appointed to the position of editor-in-chief for The Walrus magazine. He will be replacing John Macfarlane, the current editor and co-publisher when he retires from the publication at the end of the year. Kay has previously acted as the National Post’s editor for comment and is a regular media panelist on CBC TV’s The National and CBC Radio’s Q. He has been published in The New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Weekend Standard, Commentary Magazine and is the author of two books.