MastheadOnline News RSS MastheadOnline RSS en-us Sat, 23 Jan 2021 02:27:50 UTC Fri, 22 Jan 2021 21:11:18 EST New survey on diversity, inclusion in magazines Fri, 22 Jan 2021 21:05:34 EST   The Alberta Magazines Publishers Association and the Magazine Association of B.C. are partnering to administer a Canada-wide survey on diversity, inclusion and equity in the magazine industry. The survey is being conducted in English and French with magazine publishing companies and individuals across Canada including owners, publishers, staff, contractors and freelancers.  20 magazines fold in B.C. since pandemic began Fri, 22 Jan 2021 20:47:36 EST   Recently BIV, which covers busines intelligence for B.C., had a look at how cultural and creative industries have fared during the pandemic, including publishing. About 20 B.C.-based magazines have folded since the outset of the pandemic, while 300 to 325 remain in business, says the publication. 60 titles launched in U.S. in 2020 Wed, 20 Jan 2021 15:57:31 EST   2020 was not a good year for media. Yet even with a pandemic, some positive-thinking publishers ventured to launch new titles, according to Samir Husni, director of the Magazine Innovation Center at the University of Missouri, or more commonly known as Mr. Magazine.   Vogues given in to internet Wed, 20 Jan 2021 10:08:24 EST   Vogue has given in to the internet and changed its Kamala Harris cover. The fashion bible caused quite the internet dust-up when it published a cover portrait of the then-vice president-elect in casual jeans and converse sneakers. Sources from the Harris team were said to be blindsided by the choice, claiming Vogue had agreed to use a more formal image of the first female vice president in a corporate-chic powder blue suit. Vogue had released that image as a digital cover.   Torstar acquires ScoreGolf mag and digital assets Fri, 15 Jan 2021 07:37:57 EST     Torstar is partnering with specialty golf retailer, Golf Town, to acquire ScoreGolf magazine and its digital media assets. ScoreGolf, founded in 1980, is the largest-circulation golf publication in Canada. The magazine is known for its rankings of the top 100 golf courses and top 59 public golf courses in Canada. It also produces television and video content.   Postmedia revenue slides 25% in first quarter Fri, 15 Jan 2021 07:38:19 EST     Postmedia reports that its first-quarter revenue was down 25.4% from the same quarter last year due to a significant impact from the pandemic. Revenue in the quarter ended November 30, 2020, dropped to $116.9 million from $156.7 million, a decrease of $39.7 million. The company booked $6.6 million related to Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy. NMAF call for awards entries Thu, 24 Dec 2020 14:47:12 EST     The National Media Awards Foundation is calling for entries for the Digital Publishing Awards, the National Magazine Awards and the National Magazine Awards: B2B.   The call for entries for the Digital Publishing Awards, which consists of 25 categories, is open now until January 29, 2021, with the early-bird rate in effect until January 22, 2021. Alberta Magazine Awards entries is open Thu, 24 Dec 2020 14:04:30 EST     The Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA) is calling for entries to its Magazine Awards. The awards program has been expanded to include one showcase category for writers and one magazine achievement award category to recognize print and digital magazines.   Best covers of 2020 reflect major themes of difficult year Mon, 21 Dec 2020 19:27:09 EST   Vogue Italia illustrated cover focuses on sustainable magazine production As we approach the end of this difficult year, reflection about its impact abound. Creative View, a UK-based brand for the creative community has released its picks for the best magazine covers of the year.     According to the writers: “This year has been one where nobody has known what is around the corner, and it’s forced us all to pause, take stock and reflect. It’s a collective behaviour that has manifested in magazine covers that have in many ways felt quieter, giving breathing room for images to speak for themselves.”   Cover themes range from sustainability to isolation, forest fires, coping in the face of hardship, to social justice.   Have a look at the arresting covers. St. Joseph Media takes over ad sales for former Rogers properties Mon, 21 Dec 2020 12:12:54 EST     St. Joseph Communications has announced that as of January 1, it will take over direct advertising sales for the print and digital properties it acquired from Rogers Sports & Media last year. The brands include Maclean’s, Chatelaine (English and French) HELLO!, Today’s Parent, Flare, and Canadian Business. COPA 2020 Winners to be announced on February 4 in an Re-Invented Digital Event Tue, 22 Dec 2020 03:14:41 EST   The COPA 2020 Winners will be announced on Thursday February 4, 2021 for 12 Annual COPA Awards that will be held in a digital venue this year. This re-invented COPA digital event will have an innovative approach to your typical Zoom call meeting. Each attendee will have the own personal avatar to virtually walk the venue and can go on the stage to receive their award.  The event will enable attendees to network and party together as you can send over drink emoticon and start a chat or go into room with for a group social with video.  There will also be speakers from Business Wire and Happyfication for journalists, content creators and publishers.The COPAs will have an After Party activity on a Paradise Island for you to party with your team. Tickets are $30 each. For more information CLICK HERE New independent journalism organization launched Sun, 13 Dec 2020 16:51:33 EST     Press Forward, a new national association that aims to unify, elevate and advocate for independent journalism organizations across Canada, was launched recently. Founding members include The Sprawl, La Converse, the West End Phoenix, The Discourse, The Tyee, The Narwhal, the National Observer, The Coast and Village Media.   “Press Forward is first and foremost about reinvigorating the relationship between readers and news organizations—a crucial component of developing sustainable business models for journalism,” says Emma Gilchrist, editor-in-chief at The Narwhal and chair of Press Forward. Media Central to buy Lazarus Bleau Sun, 13 Dec 2020 22:11:32 EST     Media Central Corp. is planning to acquire Lazarus Bleau Inc., a media and marketing company for $2 million, according to a company press release.   The move will add two new publications to Media Central’s umbrella: The Travel Magazine, a North American travel publication distributed through The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, and The Wall Street Journal; and On the Go, a lifestyle commuter title distributed across the Greater Toronto Area.  Postmedia updates 80+ community newspaper sites Sun, 13 Dec 2020 15:52:01 EST   The new Kingston Whig Standard site In a move touted as a support to community news, Postmedia recently relaunched more than 80 community newspaper websites.   “We know readers come to us for information that matters to them and news about their community and region is their top priority,” said Lucinda Chodan, senior vice president editorial, Postmedia. “This investment in our community websites supports local journalism, and brings our readers, local businesses and communities closer together.” St. Joseph Media launches Anne Kingston Memorial Fund Sun, 6 Dec 2020 07:22:40 EST Anne Kingston  St. Joseph Media has launched a memorial fund with Carleton University to honour Anne Kingston, who passed away in February of this year after a battle with cancer. Kingston was a senior writer and columnist at Maclean’s magazine. Prior to her 14 years at Maclean’s, she also held senior writing and editorial positions at The Globe and Mail, the National Post and Saturday Night. To honour her legacy, The Anne Kingston Memorial Fund will provide opportunities to students at Carleton’s School of Journalism to contribute to the They Were Loved project.