MastheadOnline News RSS http://www.mastheadonline.com/rss/news.php MastheadOnline RSS en-us Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:04:23 UTC Mon, 30 Mar 2020 09:55:25 EST http://www.mastheadonline.com circulation@masthead.ca webmaster@northisland.ca Playboy Kills Print Edition http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200322932.shtml Sun, 22 Mar 2020 00:35:17 EST The magazine that built the Playboy Empire  Playboy, one of the world’s most recognisable magazines, has announced it will be shutting down the US periodical, with the Spring issue – which arrives on news stands this week – its last for 2020. The CEO of Playboy Enterprises, Ben Kohn, said the decision to stop printing the magazine – which has been a quarterly since 2019 – had been discussed internally for some time,but was expedited by the coronavirus crisis. The Coast Suspension Because of Pandemic http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200322912.shtml Sun, 22 Mar 2020 00:35:01 EST   Halifax's alternative weekly newspaper "The Coast"is halting its print publication for now  because of the COVID-19. In a letter on  the Coast's website titled "Pause the presses," publisher Christine Oreskovich and editor Kyle Shaw said COVID-19 "has turned things upside down for our readers, our staff, our city, our world." "The base of local businesses whose advertising helps support The Coast MagNet 2020 Moves Dates To November http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200315898.shtml Sun, 15 Mar 2020 00:35:19 EST    In light of these announcements and the evolving public health situation, Magazines Canada has decided out of an abundance of caution to re-schedule our April 22–23 events MagNet: Canada's Magazine Conference and the Arts & Literary Magazines Summit. These events will now be held November 26–27, 2020 at the same venue, the Courtyard Toronto Downtown. Report on Canadian Magazine Business http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200312095.shtml Wed, 11 Mar 2020 00:35:29 EST Report on Canadian Magazines Statista report on the Canadian magazine business releasees some interesting facts. The number of magazine readers in Canada have been decreasing since 2014, falling from 17.2 million down to 15.9 in 2016. In the same period, revenues from newsstand sales sank by over 79 million  dollars. A reason for this decline could be that consumption among younger audiences is lower than that of older generations. Torstar Reaches 80,000 Digital Subscriptions http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200309220.shtml Mon, 9 Mar 2020 00:35:33 EST Trying to increase online revenue with declining print ad revenue Torstar says they  continue to make progress on the transformation of their  business including digital subscription offerings, ending the year with almost 80,000 subscribers with digital access including almost 28,000 digital only subscribers to their Daily Brands news sites. They also have more than 200,000 registered users in their Daily Brands news sites. Deadline For Aid to Publishers Grants March 16th http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200225116.shtml Tue, 25 Feb 2020 08:46:38 EST    The 2020–2021 application guidelines and application form for the Aid to Publishers component of the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) are online now.The deadline to submit an application is March 16, 2020. The Aid to Publishers component is designed to provide eligible Canadian publishers of print magazines  with the financial support to produce and distribute high-quality, Canadian editorial content for Canadian readers. Periodical Fund Includes Digital- Only Magazines http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200224989.shtml Mon, 24 Feb 2020 00:35:22 EST Supporters of the changes to the Canadian Periodical Fund  In the modernized Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) administered by the Department of Canadian Heritage, the amount of money a magazine receives from the fund will be based on a combination of the magazine’s investment in creating Canadian content, as well as the magazine’s verified annual print circulation. The modernized CPF also includes a new digital magazine component that supports digital-only magazines. This support allows Canadian magazine publishers to publish Canadian content in English, French, the languages of Indigenous peoples, Perch Magazine Launches Digital Presence http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200223208.shtml Sat, 22 Feb 2020 00:35:14 EST Magazine for Cornwall and area. The eclectic magazine has launched a new digital presence.The new website features full functionality and clickable links with the intent of driving traffic to local businesses, organizations, and creatives. In addition, the site offers new opportunities for online advertising and also gives fans a chance to purchase back copies, subscriptions, and eventually local swag. Classic Blue named Pantone Colour of the Year 2020 http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200223195.shtml Sat, 22 Feb 2020 00:34:59 EST   Pantone has described its Colour of the Year 2020, Pantone 19-4052 Classic Blue, as “a timeless and enduring hue elegant in its simplicity”. The Pantone Colour of the Year highlights the relationship between trends in colour and what is taking place in our global culture at a moment in time, a colour that reflects what individuals feel they need that colour can hope to answer,” Employment News Merges Three Publications http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200213689.shtml Thu, 13 Feb 2020 00:35:25 EST   Media Classified Corporation has merged three of its publications into one; Job Classified, Employment Classified and Employment News are now one dynamic vertical called Employment News.For over 32 years, Employment News has been the largest, free employment paper in the country. The merger will provide an expanded network bringing the total number of racks and boxes to 6,000 . The website was overhauled to simplify the job-seeking and recruitment processes and to provide easy site navigation for all users.  Money Magazine Survives In Canada, US Print Version Dies http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200204122.shtml Mon, 3 Feb 2020 23:22:44 EST Canadian print magazine still published The Canadian  print version of Money Magazine is still being published while the American has been discontinued. MONEY.ca  and Money Magazine in Canada has adapted a  carefully selected  price point for retail sales per magazine and has adjusted adverting rates with a lower and more reasonable price point. Transcontinental Could Be Hurt With Opt In Distribution http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200204096.shtml Mon, 3 Feb 2020 13:38:46 EST Transcontinental delivers 100's of free publications for other publishers Transcontinental delivers more than 100 local news weeklies across Quebec along with the flyers, prompting concern from media outlets over higher distribution costs should the service collapse. The flyers, dubbed Publisac, contributed about $130 million to Transcontinental — about five per cent of total revenue .Francois Olivier CEO of Transcontinental said  a recommendation by the municipality's environmental Hockey News & Sports Illustrated Team Up http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200125918.shtml Sat, 25 Jan 2020 21:05:01 EST      Sports Illustrated ( SI) and The Hockey News – are joining forces to launch a dynamic, multimedia experience for consumers across North America. To be launch this spring, covering the sport of hockey on a national and local level, across print, digital, video and audio. SI and The Hockey News will expand their offering to launch co-branded team sites for every NHL franchise, joining the more than 90 current local offerings from SI. Canadian Society of Magazine Editors Shutting Down http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200125863.shtml Sat, 25 Jan 2020 15:10:20 EST   The Canadian Society of Magazine Editors (CSME), a Toronto-based national non-profit organization, announces the closure of its operations, effective immediately.  In January 2020, CSME board members, who serve as volunteers, voted to bring operations, including accepting memberships and hosting events and the yearly awards, to an end. Chris Bond, CSME President. Publishers Blast Canada Post On Expanding Flyer Distribution http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200123103.shtml Wed, 22 Jan 2020 16:02:45 EST   Key income for community news is flyer distribution News Media Canada  a national advocacy group for print media has blasted Canada Post’s plans to expand its retail flyer distribution and is calling on the federal parties to block what the group calls unfair competition. Unlike Canada Post, newspapers that distribute flyers do not have access to lockboxes in apartments and condominiums. “We don’t mind fair competition, but this is using taxpayer dollars and an unfair advantage to deliberately undercut private business,”