MastheadOnline News RSS MastheadOnline RSS en-us Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:26:52 EDT Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:25:32 EST Briarpatch appoints new editor Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:09:02 EST   Briarpatch has appointed Tanya Andrusieczko as its new editor. Andrusieczko has a background in feminist political sociology and Indigenous studies, a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Ottawa, a Master of Arts from the University of Saskatchewan, and is currently wrapping up a Master of Science degree in political sociology at the LSE. Andrusieczko is also the founder of The Feminist Summer Camp. Andrusieczko will start in September. CSME to launch mentorship program Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:11:54 EST   The Canadian Society of Magazine Editors (CSME) is launching a mentorship program in Fall 2015, to help fellow editors further their careers and develop leadership skills. Those interested in being a mentor/mentee—no matter your level of experience— can contact the CSME at The program will involve meeting up with your mentor/mentee at least once every two months. The Grid's Laas Turnbull joins ZoomerMedia Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:09:31 EST   Zoomer Media has appointed Laas Turnbull as first audience officer, ZoomerMedia and co-publisher, Zoomer Magazine. In the newly created position of first audience officer, Turnbull will lead the IT and digital content team in aggregating audiences across all media properties to leverage their combined impact and engagement. In his role as co-publisher, Turnbull will support Gord Poland, executive vice-president and chief operating officer and Zoomer’s veteran publisher, to grow the company’s commercial success. ELLE Canada taps into the virtual world for its September issue Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:58:51 EST ELLE Canada has pushed the envelope with its latest cover. Not only will its September issue be 236 pages long, but it will also feature a cover and accompanying photo spread that was filmed using cutting edge virtual reality technology (VR).   enRoute has a new editor-in-chief Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:28:17 EST  enRoute's new EIC, Jean-François Légaré Air Canada’s enRoute magazine has hired Jean-François Légaré as its new editor-in-chief, replacing Ilana Weitzman, who has been promoted to content director, Air Canada Media and editorial director, Air Canada enRoute. Weitzman has been with the magazine since Septemeber 2005. “Air Canada’s content channels have grown in scope and reach over the past year, and I’m delighted Ilana will now be overseeing the entire Air Canada Media content ecosystem,” executive vice president of content at Spafax, Nino Di Cara, said. SBC Media files for bankruptcy protection Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:28:19 EST SBC Media, home to publications including SBC Surf, SBC Wakeboard, SBC Business and Snowboard Canada magazine, has filed for bankruptcy protection in a move that has surprised SBC Media's group editorial director, Scott Birke. The following statement was published on the SBC Business website: It is with great regret that SBC Media Inc. has announced that it has filed for bankruptcy protection. Rosen Goldberg Inc. has been appointed to oversee company assets and will be reviewing expressions of interest received from a number of parties. It is anticipated that the sale process will be organized quickly to maintain SBC's longstanding action sports lifestyle media brands so they can continue to support the amazing industry, photographers, filmers, writers, riders, events and community-at-large for decades more. For clarification, the Wakestock event is a separate entity and is not part of the bankruptcy proceeding. Untapped magazine wants readers to find their flow Thu, 23 Jul 2015 13:03:32 EST  Vol 1. No. 0 of Untapped magazine It was 16 years ago that Michael Brooke launched Concrete Wave, a magazine dedicated to longboarding. Yesterday he launched his new venture Untapped Magazine, dedicated to helping people find their flow. It was only fitting that the launch party took place the Rest Nest Float Club in Yorkville, a provider of float therapy. So what is flow? According to Brooke its when you lose track of time, you’re “in the zone,” loving life and completely filled with joy. The Syrup Trap brings its humour to print Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:28:56 EST The Syrup Trap, a Canadian satirical news website has made its way to print for the first and maybe last (their words) time. The humour magazine was started by a group of University of British Columbia students, inspired by America’s online answer to satire, The Onion. The first print issue of The Syrup Trap is available in the latest issue of Geist magazine  MMPA celebrates 30 years with subscription offer Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:29:00 EST To celebrate 30 years of supplying Manitoba-based magazine publishers with professional development, networking and group activities, The Manitoba Magazine Publishers’ Association (MMPA) is offering readers a mega-pack magazine subscription deal. geez,Canada's History and Horse Country are some of the publications available in the offer InBetween makes the leap to Kobo, Kindle on July 20 Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:29:03 EST  The August/September 2015 issue InBetween, the digital magazine that aims to make parenting tween, teens and young adults a little bit easier, is now available on Kobo, and will hit Kindle newsstands on July 20. The magazine was launched in 2013, and was distributed through Issuu, until now. American readers will be able to purchase InBetween through Kindle/Amazon, and both American and Canadians can purchase issues of the magazine through Kobo, a company with 11 million subscribers across North America. Terry Sellwood retires from Cottage Life Media Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:29:10 EST   Terry Sellwood, president of Cottage Life Media (a Blue Ant Media partnership) has decided to retire in August. For 15 years Sellwood oversaw the strategic direction of the company’s publications Cottage Life, Cottage Life West, Outdoor Canada, Explore Magazine (2000-2012) and Canadian Home Workshop, along with its consumer shows across Canada. Sellwood was a key driver in the company’s success and contributed to its evolution onto digital platforms, broadcast television and social media. ELLE Canada teams up with Sally Hansen for fashion trend report Mon, 13 Jul 2015 13:29:53 EST   ELLE Canada is participating in a first ever co-branded program with Sally Hansen in conjunction with its Fall Fashion Trend Report, which appears in its August issue. The co-branded program also marks the debut of new Ottawa-based beauty vlogger, Marisa Roy. Launched on July 6, the program is expected to run through September throughout the publications print, digital and social media channels (using hashtag #ELLExSallyHansen), as well as through in-store promotions. It is also running in the August issue of ELLE Québec. The Royal Astronomical Society purchases SkyNews Thu, 9 Jul 2015 13:30:07 EST   The Royal Astronomical Society (RASC) has purchased SkyNews Inc., the publishers of SkyNews magazine since 1999. The magazine for amateur astronomers provides readers with celestial photos, expert equipment advice, and the latest developments in the world of astronomy, each issue.  The RASC, a leading Canadian astronomy organization counts over 4,900 amateur, educators and professionals as members. MediaFinder reports three launches, two closures for first half of 2015 Wed, 8 Jul 2015 14:41:32 EST According to MediaFinder, in the first half of 2015 there were 60 magazine launches and 23 magazine closures in the U.S. Closures are down in comparison to the first six months of 2014, when there were 30 closures. There were 93 magazines launched during that period. In the U.S. new launches included Smithsonian Journey, Organic Life, and Adventure Outdoors. Among the 23 magazine closures were Lucky and Nylon. In Canada there were three, launches, including Bento Box Magazine, and two closures, including Backbone. CTV's Rick Brace joins Rogers Media Wed, 8 Jul 2015 16:00:32 EST   Former CTV president Rick Brace, has been appointed president of the media business unit at Rogers Communications, effective August 10, 2015. Brace will replace Keith Pelley, who announced his resignation in April. "This is an opportunity I just couldn't pass up," Brace said. "When you look at the mix of assets, the Rogers 3.0 plan and the digital disruption that's transforming the media industry, this is a tremendous opportunity. Keith has done a terrific job repositioning the media business so now it's my job to use the assets we have and work with the senior team to bring Canadians the content they want, where they want."