MastheadOnline News RSS MastheadOnline RSS en-us Sat, 24 Oct 2020 01:09:00 UTC Fri, 23 Oct 2020 20:53:38 EST Michael Hollett's next magazine venture Thu, 15 Oct 2020 13:40:37 EST    Michael Hollett, former owner of Now is launching a new publishing venture next month, reports FYI Music News. Nextmag, billed as a magazine for people who don’t read magazines, will be a glossy four-colour monthly targeting 20-somethings in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto. N.W.T. teens receive $25K for youth magazine Thu, 15 Oct 2020 14:43:14 EST   Inuvialuit youth-focused title, Nipaturuq, recently received $25,000 from Canadian Roots Exchange to keep publishing a magazine that began as a school project, reports the CBC.    Founders and childhood friends Cassidy Lennie-Ipana and Mataya Gillis launched the magazine a year ago, after a school visit to Ivvavik National Park, and are now set to publish their fourth edition after getting great feedback from the community. Alberta Magazine Awards looking for judges Thu, 15 Oct 2020 15:20:17 EST     The Alberta Magazine Awards program is seeking professional editors, writers, publishers, photographers, art directors, designers and illustrators to add to its roster of judges for the 2021 awards season. This is a volunteer position. If you're an industry professional and interested in this opportunity, please fill out this form:   Category submissions will be ready for judges’ viewing by Feb. 1, 2021. The deadline to receive scores is March 1.  Canadian Evergreen, new cannabis publication Fri, 9 Oct 2020 19:36:09 EST     Black Press Media in Western Canada last month launched, a new age-gated cannabis-focused news and lifestyle website for adult consumers. Produced by expert cannabis writers and Black Press Media journalists across B.C., Alberta and California, the site provides content for industry professionals, investors and consumers It also features the use of cannabis for recreation, socializing and generally improving quality of life. Google commits money for newspapers Fri, 9 Oct 2020 14:43:26 EST     Google is committing to giving publishers US$1 billion to create and curate content for a new product the company is calling Google News Showcase. The move comes amid longstanding tension between Big Tech and media organizations. Publishers argue they aren’t properly compensated for their premium coverage that appears in Google search and Google News.   In a blog post, Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and its parent company Alphabet, wrote there is “more to do” to support journalism. He noted the company’s programs to support publishers: the Google News Initiative, which funds news organizations and the Digital Growth program, that targets small and midsized publishers. Ontario invests $5 million in book and magazine publishers Fri, 9 Oct 2020 13:40:30 EST Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries  The Ontario government is investing nearly $5 million in grants to help independent book and magazine publishers access new markets. The funding will be used for business development, to increase participation in virtual activities and events, to develop business strategies, and to support innovative business practices. The announcement was made last week by Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries during an event in Toronto. The government approved 95 grants to businesses to support the recovery of the province’s culture industry through Ontario Creates, an agency of the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. Honours for Ryerson Review of Journalism Sat, 3 Oct 2020 20:50:25 EST     The Ryerson Review of Journalism (RRJ) recently received several awards or honourable mentions at this year’s Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Student Magazine Contest.   The RRJ won the award for the Online Magazine category. Catherine Abes, Hannah Alberga, Emily Latimer, and instructor Carly Lewis were the staff recognized with this award.   “Show of Hand” by Julia Simioni finished in second place in the Articles-First Person category. Simioni wrote about what it’s like living with a hand tremor. Hearst invests in print magazines Sat, 3 Oct 2020 15:38:16 EST     Hearst Magazines is making a multimillion-dollar investment to enhance the quality of its print products with larger formats, higher-quality paper, and higher editorial ratios, reports Publishers Daily, a newsletter from U.S.-based Media Post. “Magazines are a tactile experience, and quality production is important to our readers, our creators and the marketplace,” said Hearst Magazines Chief Content Officer Kate Lewis. The initiative, called Premium Print, features the following: Facebook penalizes publishers, new research reveals Sat, 3 Oct 2020 10:24:58 EST     A new study, Facebook’s Penalization Algorithm Revealed: How Facebook Secretly Penalizes Publishers, reveals that publishers are routinely being penalized for posting at the “wrong” frequency. And most publishers are completely unaware. The research analysis was carried out by data scientists at Echobox, an AI-powered social publishing platform, in August 2020 and is based on more than 250,000 unique Facebook posts. The report found that Facebook algorithms, whether directly or as an indirect consequence, penalize publishers for posting either too frequently or too infrequently. Main findings include: Canadian Online Award Entries Extended To October 9th Thu, 1 Oct 2020 10:25:01 EST Canada's most prestigious and oldest awards for online publishing  The Canadian Online Publishing Awards has extended the deadline for this year's entries to Friday, October 9, 2020 at the request of several publishers because of  Covid-19.  The COPAs are entering its 12th year and has become a badge of honour that showcases Canadian digital content.The categories this year includes a COVID -19  News Category, that is free to enter (use promo code free). The cost to enter is $75 with a special discount for small publishers of $50. Throne Speech says web giants should pay Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:14:23 EST     Earlier this week, the Speech from the Throne declared that “Web giants are taking Canadians’ money while imposing their own priorities,” and issued a promise that thing will change, with legislation potentially coming as early as this Fall.    This was welcome news to many in the media, especially as various estimates put job losses in journalism beyond 3,000 since the pandemic struck.   Media Central signs affiliate partnership with online gaming site Fri, 25 Sep 2020 21:19:46 EST    Media Central Corporation has signed an affiliate partnership with Spreads, a Canadian online sports betting and gambling site. The partnership will be featured on the digital platforms of MediaCentral's flagship publications, NOW magazine and Georgia Straight. Each platform will produce sponsored content to drive affiliate sales to Spreads website via in-text links, banner ads and emails. Chatelaine Celebrates 60 years Fri, 18 Sep 2020 17:18:29 EST     French Canada’s premier magazine brand for women is celebrating its 60th milestone with the September/October issue. On newsstands this week, the issue features several anniversary themed stories, such as Women’s Bodies Through the Last Six Decades, and Style Wardrobe Classics from Each Decade.   The issue also highlights the results of an exclusive survey with Quebec women on key issues including how they see the future, their relationship to money and whether they see themselves as feminists.   Real Space Magazine launched in Ottawa Thu, 17 Sep 2020 05:52:09 EST     Real Strategies Advisors in Ottawa has just launched the inaugural issue of Real Space Magazine. The quarterly title will be distributed to about 4,000 senior business executives from the profit and non-profit sectors and commercial real estate industry in the Ottawa region.   Real Strategies Advisors focuses its work on three areas: management consulting, workplace strategies and real estate brokerage. It has traditionally produced market summaries and trend pieces for its clients. Buys Small Farm Canada and Service Truck Thu, 17 Sep 2020 11:02:48 EST and Southern Tip Publishing Inc. has acquired Small Farm Canada magazine and Service Truck magazine, according to an announcement on the company’s website.   Small Farm Canada covers Canadian agriculture for small farmers and rural property owners across Canada. The magazine, subscription-based and published six times a year, is also available on newsstands.