MastheadOnline News RSS http://www.mastheadonline.com/rss/news.php MastheadOnline RSS en-us Thu, 28 May 2015 16:05:48 EDT Thu, 28 May 2015 16:02:49 EST http://www.mastheadonline.com circulation@masthead.ca webmaster@northisland.ca Magazine Week in Toronto http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2015/20150528700.shtml Thu, 28 May 2015 16:02:49 EST Next week is shaping up to be a good one for the magazine industry. Here’s what’s happening around the city: 61st Annual KRW Awards When: Tuesday June 2. Cocktails start at 6pm the banquet and awards presentation at 7pm. Where: The Grand Banking Hotel at One King West. Price: $165 plus HST. Tickets purchased after May 28 will be available for pick up at the gala on June 2nd. Visit the website for more information. MMPA to hold Mini-Maggie Awards http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2015/20150525822.shtml Mon, 25 May 2015 15:45:47 EST Last week, the Manitoba Magazine Publishers Association (MMPA) announced that its annual Maggie awards had been postponed. Today, the MMPA has announced that in lieu of the awards, a Mini-Maggies, will be held to recognize this year’s winners. The Mini-Maggies will take place at 6:30 pm on May 28, at the Governor’s Boardroom at Bailey’s Restaurant in Winnipeg. There will be a cash bar, and the MMPA is requesting all attendees RSVP to exedir@manitobamagazines.ca. All are welcome. Yellow Pages Homes Limited purchases TC Transcontinental Assets http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2015/20150525682.shtml Mon, 25 May 2015 16:02:45 EST Yellow Pages Homes Limited, has purchased assets from TC Transcontinental’s Western Media Group division, including vanmag.com, westernlivingmag.com, Western Living magazine, and Vancouver Magazine. Operated by Yellow Pages Limited, YP NextHome is a provider of media and online advertising tools for the Canadian real estate industry. The new properties will allow YP NextHome to develop its local content generation in Western Canada, in the restaurant, homes and lifestyle market, and give the company access to a larger customer base and audience. Exploring the strength of Canada's magazine market http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2015/20150521714.shtml Thu, 21 May 2015 15:34:59 EST “While it is popular for media outlets to announce that “print is dead,” this is not the case whatsoever in Canada—2013 saw a steep increase in print magazine launches from 2012, making it the best year yet since the economic downturn of the recession in 2009.” In a Talking New Media guest column, Amanda Raponi Hart, the information centre manager for Magazines Canada, has given an optimistic forecast of Canada’s magazine industry. Movie Entertainment magazine marks a milestone http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2015/20150520894.shtml Wed, 20 May 2015 13:51:10 EST Movie Entertainment magazine is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a revamped cover. The June 2015 issue will feature Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who is currently promoting his new HBO comedy. Bell Media Agency is responsible for designing the magazine’s new modern logo.  Left to right: The former layout (May 2005 issue), the new modern look (June 2015 issue) Today's Parent remembers Tracy Chappell http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2015/20150520831.shtml Wed, 20 May 2015 15:54:19 EST   “Tracy, in many ways, was the soul of Today’s  Parent. We’re not sure how we’re going to publish this magazine without her.” Tracy Chappell, senior editor at Today’s Parent passed away on Monday unexpectedly in her sleep. Chappell was 41 years old, and leaves behind her husband Sean and two young daughters. Visit the Today’s Parent website to learn more about Chappell’s life through the eyes of her colleagues. Tracy Chappell was with Today’s Parent for 14 years. TC Media enters into a strategic partnership with LC Media http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2015/20150514710.shtml Thu, 14 May 2015 16:56:55 EST TC Media, already the owner of AutoGo.ca, has entered into a strategic partnership with LC Média-owned The Car Guide/Guide de l’auto website, and Montrealracing.com. This agreement will double the reach of TC’s digital automobile network to a total of 1,530,000 unique visitors, generating 9,695,000 page views per month. Its network will now include six well-known car sites: AutoGo.ca, GuideAutoWeb.com, CarGuideWeb.com, Montrealracing.com, Wheels.ca and AutoCatch.com. Management of the AutoGo.ca website has also been transferred to LC Média. The Walrus Foundation announces the fourth annual Walrus Poetry Prize http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2015/20150512820.shtml Tue, 12 May 2015 14:20:52 EST   The fourth annual Walrus Poetry Prize competition has been announced. Walrus poetry editor Damian Rogers will judge the contest along with Canadian poet Sue Sinclair. “I’m excited to be working with the wonderful poet Sue Sinclair,” Rogers said, “and I’m looking forward to discovering many new voices throughout the process. I’m continually amazed by the depth and range of poetics in Canada.” Canadian Living releases first-ever beauty cover http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2015/20150508901.shtml Fri, 8 May 2015 15:54:16 EST Known for its palate-teasing food covers, Canadian Living has decided to give subscribers something different—a beauty cover featuring Canadian actor and health advocate Lisa Ray. The newsstand cover features a chocolate cake.   Consolidated Media Reports released for nine Rogers publications http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2015/20150507670.shtml Thu, 7 May 2015 15:53:48 EST The Alliance for Audited Media has released Consolidated Media Reports (CMR) for nine Rogers Media business publications, including several French titles—the first time any French-language publication has published this type of report. “We’re pleased to participate in AAM’s Consolidated Media Reports as it verifies our audience across print and digital platforms for all our business to business publishing brands,” Steve Maich, senior vice president, publishing, Rogers Media, said. “We see this as being important for advertisers and agencies to fully understand in a transparent manner the total qualified audience our business to business brands impact today and in the future.” Call for entries for the 2015 COPA Awards http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2015/20150506907.shtml Wed, 6 May 2015 15:22:23 EST Entries are now being accepted for the 2015 Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPA) awards. Any company or organization that produces for the digital medium in Canada can submit the best work from its writers, editors, graphic designers, photographers and more, into the 15 categories.    Magazines Canada secures government funding for Ontario magazines http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2015/20150505850.shtml Tue, 5 May 2015 15:22:48 EST In February, Magazines Canada learned that the Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit (OIDMTC) would be revised due to provincial fiscal challenges. Foreseeing the potential impact these cuts could have to Ontario’s magazines, Magazines Canada searched for alternatives to present to the government and came up with two potential solutions—which the government responded too. Magazines Canada recommended two options. Option 1 was to revise the existing tax credit to achieve the efficiency demanded by government while retaining a magazine eligibility. Option 2 was to redesign and increase investment in OMDC funding programs.   enRoute sees a boost in readership for Spring 2015 http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2015/20150504789.shtml Mon, 4 May 2015 15:35:38 EST   According to the Spring 2015 Print Measurement Bureau (PMB) results, Air Canada’s enRoute magazine has shown a 3% increase in readership in adults 18+ over the past six months. Since PMB’s 2011 Spring study, enRoute has generated a 37% increase in readership among consumers with a household income of $200,000 or higher, and a 92% increase in readership among consumers with personal incomes in excess of $125,000. The nominees are in for the 38th annual NMAs http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2015/20150504694.shtml Mon, 4 May 2015 15:26:46 EST The National Magazine Award Foundation (NMAF) has announced the finalists for its annual awards. Over 200 Canadian print and digital magazines submitted work this year, in both official languages. The NMAF says they have seen an increase in participation from Quebec and Alberta magazines, and from literary and arts magazines through the recently announced NMAF Small Magazine Rebate program.    The publications in the running for Magazine of the Year The 2015 NMAF Award for Outstanding Achievement goes to Michael Fox http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2015/20150430722.shtml Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:27:05 EST   The National Magazine Awards Foundation (NMAF) has named Michael Fox as the recipient of the 2015 Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement. For four decades Fox has been a trailblazer in the Canadian magazine industry. Fox joined Maclean-Hunter in 1974 as a news editor at the Financial Post, helped take the Financial Post from a weekly to a daily in 1988, and established Rogers’ French-language consumer marketing group—a company where he eventually became vp of publishing.