MastheadOnline News RSS MastheadOnline RSS en-us Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:19:04 EST Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:11:49 EST Deadlines announced for the 2015 Canadian Cover Awards Scott Bullock Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:41:25 EST   The 2015 Canadian Cover Awards will begin accepting nominations January 6th, 2015.  The deadline to enter the awards is January 26, 2015. The Canadian Cover Awards/Grands prix canadiens – Meilleures couvertures, are the only awards of their kind in Canada, celebrating the importance of magazine covers in Canadian single copy sales. Quebec's BLD Publications will keep its funding Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:32:49 EST Québec’s Minister of Economy, Innovation and Exports, Jacques Daoust, announced that he will not follow through with the proposal made by his department to cut funding to organizations that support the sciences. The cuts would have affected BLD Publications magazines: Les Débrouillards, Les Explorateurs and the recently launched Curium magazine.   The Débrouillards, Explorateurs and Curium team   Happy Holidays from Masthead! Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:36:47 EST This week’s newsletter will be the last for 2014. We thank all of our readers and wish you all a happy holiday and a prosperous new year. We’ll see you in 2015 for all of the latest in the Canadian magazine industry! Masthead's top 10 stories for 2014 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:34:14 EST It’s been an eventful year for the Canadian magazine industry and we’ve been doing our best to document every appointment, layoff and company transformation. Here are the stories that received the most traffic from readers in 2014:   10. Canadian Living appoints multi-platform editorial director Sandra Martin takes the helm at Canadian Living magazine on Nov. 3, a few months after former editor-in-chief Jennifer Reynolds left the publication. Martin was the founding editor-in-chief for Walmart Live Better and Vivre mieux Walmart.   9. The future is digital for Canadian Family The publication’s print edition folds after it becomes unable to sustain print advertising support—although its online presence still remains. Vitamin Daily introduces its print counterpart Mon, 15 Dec 2014 05:17:34 EST   Online lifestyle magazine will now be available in a print edition. VITA will be distributed 10 times annually as an insert in the Vancouver Courier, Burnaby News, Richmond News and North Shore News, and will showcase beauty, fashion, culture, travel and food. Launched on Dec. 1, VITA targets stylish women who live, work and shop in the city. “For the first time in Vancouver’s publishing landscape, we have a broadsheet title that focuses on fashion, beauty, décor, health, restaurants and travel,” VITA and Vancouver Courier publisher Dee Dhaliwal said. “Women will turn to VITA to find places and products in their city that they can afford and experience firsthand.” Descant to cease publication after winter issue Thu, 11 Dec 2014 20:38:17 EST The current issue of Descant   With five decades in the industry, Descant will bid farewell to its readers after it publishes its winter 2014 issue; In A Cabinet of Curiosities, Descant 167. Descant is a quarterly journal that showcases new and established contemporary writers and visual artist. Authors such as as Margaret Atwood, Tom McGuane and Evelyn Lau have been featured in its pages.   Editor-in-chief Karen Mulhallen released the following statement on the magazines website: Update: General Printers winds down business Tue, 9 Dec 2014 20:31:14 EST As we previously reported, General Printers had filed a motion to make a proposal to restructure under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act—we’ve now learned that the company will be auctioning off its equipment. The auction is being performed by Corporate Assets Inc. on Dec. 16 and can be viewed on Dec. 15.   University Affairs magazine redesigns website Mon, 8 Dec 2014 16:18:15 EST   University Affairs magazine —Canada’s source for the Canadian university community—has revamped its website for the first time in five years. Along with improved navigation capabilities, the website was designed to display on all devices such as smartphones, desktop and tablets. The publication recently took home Gold for Best Media Website at the 2014 COPAs. The project was led by UA web editor Tara Siebarth, UA designer Judith Lacerte, AUCC web developer Xavier Van de Maele and AUCC web manager Jeanne Thibault. Underline Studio, art director for the magazine designed the new website. PrintAction appoints a new publisher Mon, 8 Dec 2014 22:38:32 EST   Annex Business Media has announced the appointment of Paul Grossinger as the new publisher of PrintAction magazine, effective Dec. 5. Sara Young, the departing publisher has held the position since 1991. Young has expanded the brand’s offerings, and added an awards program in 2006 that has since become the Canadian Printing Awards—an event that drew over 260 attendees and 100 nominations in 2014. The Agenda takes on Canadian magazines Mon, 8 Dec 2014 15:17:33 EST   The Agenda with Steve Paikin tackled the future of the magazine industry during a recent episode of the TVO show. Jonathan Kay, the newly appointed editor-in-chief of The Walrus; Haley Cullingham, editor-in-chief of the Montréal-based Maisonneuve; Sarah Fulford, editor-in-chief of Toronto Life and Steve Maich head of Rogers Publishing all participated in the discussion. Topics ranged from the impact digital has had on print magazines to whether or not women read more magazines than men. The National Magazine Awards are open for submissions Thu, 4 Dec 2014 00:23:55 EST The National Magazine Awards are now accepting submissions from Canada’s print and digital magazine industry. The NMA is asking for entrants to submit their best work for recognition in 45 written, visual, integrated and special categories. The early-bird deadline is January 11 and the final deadline is January 19.   Atlantic Journalism Awards now accepting entries Thu, 4 Dec 2014 15:44:27 EST The Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs) is now accepting entries from journalists or news organizations in Atlantic Canada, who have published content in print or online or broadcast through a media outlet in 2014. There are seven newspaper, five radio, five television, three Atlantic magazine and eight categories for any news media open for submission. Three finalists will be selected in each category, and those finalists will be announced in early April. Established in 1981, The Atlantic Journalism Awards is an annual program that recognizes excellence and achievement in print and electronic news media in Atlantic Canada. The deadline for entries is midnight, Monday February 2, 2015. Winners will be honoured at a gala at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel on Saturday, May 9, 2015.  Put on your party hats, Canadian Living turns 40 Tue, 2 Dec 2014 00:24:04 EST Canadian Living will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2015. Monthly guest editors, an anniversary cookbook, VIP events and exclusive reader contests have all been planned to commemorate the milestone. The publication has also dedicated a section of its website to the ongoing festivities, and has released its first-ever issue for free (published in 1975) on its iPad app.   ELLE Canada, ELLE Quebec and Coup de pouce win at P&G Beauty Awards Tue, 2 Dec 2014 09:54:23 EST TC Media brands took home several awards during the 2014 P&G Beauty Awards; a gala that recognizes the best editorial and creative talent in Canada’s beauty, grooming and fashion industries.     “These awards confirm that our brands are undeniable fashion and beauty authorities in Canada,” Jacqueline Loch, Group Publisher and VP Consumer Solutions, Toronto and Vancouver said. “I’m thrilled to see that the expertise, talent and passion of our editorial teams are being recognized by the industry in this way. I want to congratulate all the people who have contributed to this success, which reflects so well on TC Media as a whole.” Up Here Publishing combines its publications Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:24:16 EST Up Here Publishing Ltd. has decided to merge Up Here and Up Here Business into one magazine. Starting January 2015, readers can expect in-depth coverage on lifestyle, travel, business, politics, and all facets of northern life including science, history, mythology and sports—in the revamped Up Here magazine.