MastheadOnline News RSS MastheadOnline RSS en-us Thu, 04 Jun 2020 02:31:09 UTC Wed, 3 Jun 2020 22:08:25 EST NEW COVID-19 News coverage category for the 2020 COPAs Mon, 1 Jun 2020 13:43:38 EST     The 2020 COPA Entry Rules have been posted and it will include this year a special COVID-19 news coverage category that will be free to enter by any any online publisher. The COPAs have adapted this year’s awards to reflect the current times as many publishers are seeing a soft advertising market.    There is hope for a sharp rebound in advertising for all the publishers, but we are experiencing the sharpest economic contraction of our generation that will be followed by an uneven recovery according to the BDC. It may take in the form of a “V”, “U” or “L” shape highlighting best and worst case scenarios. We are hopeful for a “U” shape recovery in the advertising market by the fall, but some may experience a “L” shape depending on the industry sector. The COPAs will become a valuable instrument to help promote the industry as the ecomony rebounds.. News Corp Kills Over 100 Publications Fri, 29 May 2020 22:05:39 EST Australia's largest media company by far News Corp said it would stop printing more than 100 Australian newspapers by the end of June, closing 36 outright and moving the rest solely to the Internet, in its latest response to media shifts accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic. News Corp which dominates Australia's media and political landscape said it would take 76 regional publications online only and shut another 36 altogether. It said the closures would lead to job cuts. Harrowsmith Launches Harrowsmith Radio Fri, 29 May 2020 18:01:14 EST   Harrowsmith moves into radio Harrowsmith magazine has announce the launch of Harrowsmith Radio, arriving at community and campus radio stations across three provinces (British Columbia, Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador) as of May 20, 2020 — with more stations coming on board over the next several months. Harrowsmith is all about “Make. Grow. Sustain. Share.” And that’s exactly what community radio is about too, making this a perfect fit. Community media is growing. According to the National Campus and Community Radio Association, an average of 3 to 5 new stations launch each year. Copyright Framework is Broken Sat, 23 May 2020 21:22:37 EST National voice of English language Canadian owned book publisher  The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP)  said that Canada’s “copyright framework is broken” after an appeals court dealt Canadian publishers and authors a major setback in a closely watched copyright case. the  Federal Court of Appeal upheld a lower court decision in Access Copyright v. York University, which held that copying guidelines used by York University in Toronto did not comply with the Canadian Supreme Court’s test for fair dealing. but, ENroute Takes to Social Media to Reconnect with Travel Media Sat, 23 May 2020 18:01:21 EST   With travel and tourism public relations on pause — as most travel is on hold for the time being — ENroute  has started a social media campaign under the hashtag #TravelwENroute inviting journalists to remember the good times they have had while traveling on a press trip by posting a picture of the experience.The campaign revels in nostalgia, with writers going back through almost 15 years — B2B Award Winners Announced Wed, 20 May 2020 21:23:38 EST   The National Media Awards Foundation (NMAF) has  announced the winners of the 2nd Annual National Magazine Awards: B2B. Karen Lorimer, winner of the 2020 B2B Leadership Award. The Gold and Silver awards for the 19 NMA: B2B categories: Esquisses won the prestigious Best Magazine award, Canadian Architect (IQ Business Media) was the recipient of the 2020 Best Publisher award, took home the Gold medal for Best Editorial (for “Villes denses, lieux d’échanges”, NOW Magazine Reports 9% Growth Print Readership Thu, 21 May 2020 22:02:57 EST Print readership increases NOW Magazine  growth in print readership  as reported in the Spring 2020 Vividata Study. Released on May 5th, Vividata's Spring 2020 Study showcases NOW's print readership at 1,776,000 monthly readers compared to 1,636,000 monthly readers reported in February 5th in Vividata's Winter 2020 Study1. This represents  9.3 per cent audience growth within a three-month period. Canadian Online Publishing Awards 2020 Dates Announced Mon, 4 May 2020 11:44:42 EST   The COPAs has made some changes to the 2020 Awards program due the the COVID-19 market disruption and they have just released their 2020 schedule that begins with the public call for Judges in May.   2020 COPA SCHEDULE The 2020 COPAs schedule has been changed this year and the following is the process for this year. The Call for Judges will begin in May and the entry categories will be released on National Magazine Awards Finalists 2020 Thu, 23 Apr 2020 16:18:51 EST   The National Media Awards Foundation (NMAF) has unveil the finalists for the 43rd National Magazine Awards, including the publications short listed for the Best Magazine awards. For this year’s competition, 174 Canadian magazines from coast to coast to coast—English and French, print and digital—submitted the work of more than 2,000 writers, editors, photographers, illustrators, art directors, and other creators. The NMAF’s 124 volunteer judges have selected a total of 179 submissions from 64 different Canadian publications for awards in 28 written, visual, editorial, and best magazine categories. NOMINATION HIGHLIGHTS News Media Canada Funding For 63 Journalists Wed, 22 Apr 2020 21:34:26 EST The voice of Canada's news media News Media Canada  announced it will fund an additional 63 journalists at 53 host news organizations under the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative. This second round of journalists brings the total number of Local Journalism Initiative reporters across the country to 168. News Media Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative (LJI) program provides funding to grant recipients to hire reporters to create new journalistic content covering civic issues and institutions of importance to Canadians. Earth Day 50th Anniversary Wed, 22 Apr 2020 01:53:23 EST   The printed word part of the solution Today is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day – the world’s largest environmental movement to drive transformative change for people and planet. This year Earth Day will be observed in around 190 countries by close to 100,000 organizations, including FSC. More than 1 billion people participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. John Van Velzen Former Publisher of Camar Dies Fri, 17 Apr 2020 14:37:47 EST John Van Velzen former Publisher and Partner of Camar Publications John VAN VELZEN, former publisher of Camar Publications lost his battle with cancer on april 14th .In the early '80s, along with a business partner, they created the Markham based publishing company Camar Publications, that included some of Canada's most popular magazines, Canadian Gardening, Canadian Workshop, Photo Life and Crafts Plus.   The May 1990 issue of Masthead Magazine called him the Czar of Canadian Special Interest Magazines. John immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands in the 1950s. Government Funding To Publishers Expedited Sun, 12 Apr 2020 07:58:44 EST   Canadian Heritage has said  they will expedite  2020 Canada Periodical Fund Aid to Publisher . Publishers should see payments at the  end of April or beginning of May 2020.The amounts paid  will be the same amount as received in 2019. Magazines receiving  Canada Council  funding  will receive an advance payment of 35% on  2020–21 core grant. Magazines Cuts for COVID-19 Sat, 11 Apr 2020 16:47:40 EST Staff cuts and reduced hours Magazine publishers have had to make difficult decisions as the COVID-19  forces businesses to close and cancel advertising . Canada Wide Media publishes of Western Living Magazine,Real Weddings,BC Living , BC Business and Vancouver Magazine has laid off 30 per cent of their staff. The remaining staff are taking a cut in pay and hours. Magazines Canada Distribution On Hold Tue, 7 Apr 2020 08:02:32 EST Still open but with reduced staff As of the end of March , Magazines Canada newsstand distribution is on hiatus. Most stores, including Chapters/Indigo, are closed, with a few still running with skeleton staff or delivery/pick-up only. Magazines Canada  distribution partners Tilwood (for distribution to independent retailers) and Disticor (for Chapters/Indigo stores) both remain open for deliveries and will accept copies shipped to them for newsstand distribution.