MastheadOnline News RSS MastheadOnline RSS en-us Sun, 01 Feb 2015 06:41:25 EST Sun, 1 Feb 2015 06:39:40 EST Press freedom group to discuss free speech in aftermath of Charlie Hebdo Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:38:43 EST The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom (CCWPF) and Carlton University’s School of Journalism and Communications, is holding a panel to discuss the limits placed on freedom of expression, and how to best accommodate religious and cultural sensitivities, in light of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris. Goodbye up! Hello WestJet Magazine Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:23:56 EST WestJet Magazine has unveiled a new look for the New Year. The magazine formerly known as up! is the official inflight publication for WestJet airlines and produces content about travel, trip experiences, and advice from travel writers, taste-makers and local experts. Design director Steve Collins and art director Teresa Johnston worked together to create the new layout. The WestJet website has also gone through a redesign in order to enhance the user experience. From left: The January 2015 issue of WestJet Magazine, The December 2014 issue   Registration for the 2015 Alberta Magazines Conference now open Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:24:19 EST   On March 5 and 6, the Carriage House Inn in Calgary, Alberta will be home to the 19th annual Alberta Magazines Conference and Awards Gala. Registration is now open for the event that will give those in the magazine publishing industry the opportunity to share experiences and expertise with fellow colleagues, while honouring the best the region has to offer. Annex, Newcom acquires 67 titles, digital properties from Glacier Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:06:25 EST In a deal that is sure to change the landscape of the Canadian B2B industry, Annex Business Media and Newcom Business Media have acquired 67 trade media publications and related digital assets from Vancouver-based Glacier Media Inc’s, Business Information Group (BIG), for $19.65 million. Annex Business Media has over 70 B2B brands in its roaster and has offices in Simcoe, Aurora and Toronto. Newcom Business Media Inc. is a privately-owned B2B media company with offices in Toronto and Montreal. Included in the sale are its trade publications, digital properties, conferences and tradeshows in the following industries: automotive, construction and design, manufacturing, trucking/transportation and logistics, occupational health and safety, communications, dental, insurance, forestry, meetings and travel, and Scott’s Directories. SABEW Best in Business Awards deadline approaching Fri, 23 Jan 2015 01:49:02 EST   The Society of American Business Editors and Writers’ is holding its first ever Best in Business Canada Awards—Canada’s only business-focused awards program run by and for journalists. Each entry costs $65 and only SABEW members are permitted to apply.  Online and print submissions are both allowed in the nine categories which include: best reporting, commentary, feature, investigative, multimedia, package or ongoing series, personal finance and investing, and profile. Canadian Florist under new ownership Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:19:38 EST   Annex Business Media has announced the sale of Canadian Florist magazine. Strider Media— which is run by Ryan Freeman, a fifth generation florist and a marketing expert in the floral industry—purchased the publication. “Florists in Canada owe a lot to the team at Annex Media,” Freeman, said. “For over 20 years they have been the source of industry news, design trends, and have helped to elevate our home grown talent. Now we are proud – and humbled – to take on the 110 years of tradition that come with the Canadian Florist brand.” MediaEdge merges with Perks Publications Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:50:46 EST PPI president Mike Nosko (top), MediaEdge SVP Robert Thompson Trade publishers MediaEdge Publishing and Perks Publications Inc. (PPI) have merged. Currently celebrating its 50th year in the industry, PPI publishes high-quality trade magazines, journals, periodicals and newsletters for associations across Canada. MediaEdge publishes B2B magazines that include Canadian Property Management, and the American publication Services Magazine. “Perks is a highly-respected publisher and is known for providing enhanced communication services to a key group of associations,” Robert Thompson, senior vice-president, MediaEdge said. “This is a fitting partnership and we are excited to add PPI’s talented team to our roster." THIS magazine celebrates its social justice all-stars Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17:21:24 EST   In honour of its first ever Social Justice All-Stars Issue—celebrating 30 Canadians working towards making the world a better place—THIS magazine is hosting This is Not a Ted Talk on Jan. 28. Sheila Sampath, Farrah Khan and Nayani Thiyagarajah, three of the 30 all-stars featured in the issue, will be on hand to speak about their social justice work. Parents' Choice Awards honour 7 Canadian magazines Mon, 19 Jan 2015 19:11:13 EST Since 1978 The Parents' Choice Awards Committee—made up of a panel of scientists, parents, educators, librarians and performing artists—have honoured the best children’s material, including but not limited to books, toys, music, magazines, television and websites.   AJAs seeking candidates for Lifetime Achievement Award Thu, 15 Jan 2015 13:53:53 EST The Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs) is now accepting nominations for its Lifetime Achievement Award. Any individual in Atlantic Canada who has made valuable contributions to the journalistic industry throughout their career can be submitted. To submit a candidate, a letter highlighting why the individual should be honoured and any related material is required.  Entries must be received by Monday, February 2, 2015 to be considered, and the winner will be presented with the award at a gala dinner on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel. Toronto Life appoints new publisher Tue, 13 Jan 2015 03:07:11 EST  Left to right: Ken Hunt, David Hamilton Toronto Life has appointed Ken Hunt as its new publisher, effective January 30, 2015. Hunt will succeed David Hamilton, who has held the position since 2011. Hamilton will continue to work with the publication developing projects of special interest, including the brand’s City Parks initiative. “I’d like to thank Doug Knight and Tony Gagliano, Executive Chairman and CEO of St. Joseph Communications, for their confidence in bringing me into Toronto Life and for their tremendous support,” Hamilton said. Ottawa Outdoors purchases The Outdoor & Adventure Travel Show Tue, 13 Jan 2015 15:39:31 EST   This past June, Ottawa Outdoors magazine purchased The Outdoor & Adventure Travel Show from Caneast. The 4th annual show will be held at the EY Centre in March. Exhibitors will showcase the latest gear, travel destination ideas and attractions to the outdoor adventure community. Industry experts like Kevin Callan and Becky Mason will also be on hand to dole out advice to attendees. “The show is 85% sold out,” publisher Dave Brown said. FIPP World Congress offers early booking Thu, 8 Jan 2015 12:19:06 EST From October 13-15 Toronto will be home to the 40th FIPP World Congress—the largest magazine event of its kind. The conference gathers global magazine media together to exchange ideas and create better industry relationships through various forums and engagements.   FIPP is currently offering attendees early booking for all events, which includes saving on standard delegate rates, and two extra nights free at Toronto’s Sheraton hotel on October 13 and 14. The offer is valid until February 14, 2015. Visit the website for more details. TC Media enters into representation agreement with Sunwing Thu, 8 Jan 2015 19:54:00 EST  The latest issue of Wings TC Media has signed an exclusive representation agreement with Sunwing Travel Group to sell advertising in its in-flight magazines: Wings, and Destination Weddings Guide. The deal will include advertising in printed publications, e-documents, boarding cards, plane wraps, in-flight TV and customized advertising.   “Sunwing enjoys an excellent reputation in the market and already is a valued partner for TC Media, as we provide Sunwing with custom media programs,” Patrick Lauzon, Senior Vice President, Interactive Marketing Solutions, TC Media said. BCBusiness and BCLiving appoint new chief content officer and publisher Wed, 7 Jan 2015 06:09:41 EST  Charlene Rooke BCBusiness and BCLiving have appointed Charlene Rooke as its chief content officer and publisher. Rooke comes to the BC family from The Globe and Mail Custom Content Group, where she was the Editorial Director, overseeing ideation development and delivery of editorial content for all custom media on all platforms. Prior to The Globe Rooke was contributing editor to the LCBO magazine Food & Drink; Editor for Avenue Calgary and enRoute magazine; Executive Editor, Luxury Brands at Spafax Canada and Editor-in-chief at Western Living where she founded the Designer of the Year Awards and oversaw Western Living Condo SIP.