MastheadOnline News RSS http://www.mastheadonline.com/rss/news.php MastheadOnline RSS en-us Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:08:41 EST Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:59:54 EST http://www.mastheadonline.com circulation@masthead.ca webmaster@northisland.ca Up Here Publishing combines its publications http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20141127725.shtml Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:46:02 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.   The Yards magazine to launch in Edmonton http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20141126887.shtml Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:59:17 EST   The Central Edmonton News Society and the Oliver and Downtown Edmonton community leagues are launching a new magazine entitled The Yards. The Yards will be a quarterly glossy/newsprint publication that focuses on cultural, planning and social issues in the Edmonton area—particularly in the Downtown and Oliver neighborhoods. "For the first time, our community leagues has the ability to reach every single resident and we're very excited with the community-building opportunities that it brings,” Oliver Community League president Jarrett Campbell said. This Magazine launches University Guide http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20141125958.shtml Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:18:49 EST   This Magazine will launch its first annual Alternative University Guide in its November/December issue. It will evaluate environmental practices, disabilities support and progressive academic programs to help students who are parents. It will also include information for students on school’s with the best LGBT rights, best mental health programs, most accessible transit, schools that fight rape culture and schools that have the most active student advocacy clubs. COPA award winners announced http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20141125954.shtml Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:28:37 EST On Nov. 20 the COPA Awards celebrated the best media brands and companies that produce digital content online in Canada. St. Joseph Media took home the most awards; six gold and five silver. Up next was IT World Canada with five gold and two silver awards. Rogers Media and TC Media both came away with two gold and three silver awards a piece. The AUX team celebrates their gold award for Best Website Design with a selfie Cottage Life’s How to buy a cottage app took home the award in the Best of Canada Digital Solution category and Globe and Mail won the Best of Canada Digital Content category for interactive story No Safe Use. Toronto Life was awarded Best Online Ad Campaign for its sponsored content program for Evolve Fitness. Find the full list of winners here. Congratulations to all of the recipients! The COPAS are here http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20141120761.shtml Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:28:50 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 http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20141120744.shtml Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:28:53 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 http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20141117919.shtml Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:29:11 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 http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20141117841.shtml Mon, 17 Nov 2014 18:55:09 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; recettes.qc.ca; 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 http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20141113804.shtml Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:29:20 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 http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20141113685.shtml Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:29:25 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 http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20141112884.shtml Wed, 12 Nov 2014 17:29:29 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 http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20141106776.shtml Thu, 6 Nov 2014 17:29:36 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 http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20141106739.shtml Thu, 6 Nov 2014 17:29:42 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 director@albertamagazines.com 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 http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20141105908.shtml Mon, 3 Nov 2014 18:05:58 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 http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2014/20141104682.shtml Tue, 4 Nov 2014 15:40:26 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.