MastheadOnline News RSS MastheadOnline RSS en-us Thu, 29 Jun 2017 07:06:20 UTC Thu, 29 Jun 2017 03:02:03 EST The Toronto Star Close its Tablet App Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:08:03 EST   After two years in the marketplace the Toronto Star announced on June 26 that it is shifting gears after they could not replicate the success of the La Press tablet app model in the Toronto market. The Star Touch is being discontinued and being replaced with a universal app that will work on smartphones as well on August 1, 2017. This has resulted in layoffs of the Star Touch team. Magazine Association of BC Announces 2017 Board Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:44:42 EST   MagsBC announced their new volunteer board for 2017 to help steer the the province’s magazines to new heights. The association founded in 1993 to represent, connect and promote the BC magazine industry. RollingStone Pays Out Fraternity Scott Bullock Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:42:11 EST   Rollingstone magazine has reached a settlement deal with the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at the University of Virginia in the amount of $1.65 million dollars.   The law suit stemmed from the now infamous “fake news” story back in November of 2014 entitled “A Rape on Campus.”  The fraternity had sought $25 million.  This settlement is in addition to the $3 million dollars awarded to Nicole Eramo, a University of Virginia administrator, who was defamed by the article.  Plus, there is still an appeal pending by three individual members of the fraternity who are also seeking millions in damages to their reputations. New York Times Expanding in Canada Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:33:08 EST   In an era shrinking newsrooms, this announcement should provide inspiration in how the New York Times has expanded their coverage in Canada and are creating live events for readers to attend to.   ELLE Canada has a new Art Director. Jed Tallo Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:28:43 EST   ELLE Canada has a new Art Director. Jed Tallo and is a tremendous addition to the new wave of talent at ELLE Canada, lead by Vanessa Craft, the brands newly appointed (November 2016) Editor in Chief.   Most recently, Tallo was employed in the custom content department at Rogers Communications. Prior to that, the award-winning art director worked for FLARE magazine, initially as deputy art director. Scott Jamieson of Annex Media New Chair of Magazines Canada Wed, 14 Jun 2017 01:34:10 EST   Magazines Canada held its online annual meeting on June 13, 2017, at which members elected Scott Jamieson Chair of Canada's national magazine association for the next two years. Scott Jamieson is group publisher and director of content and engagement at Annex Business Media, and has 25 years' experience in B2B media. In 1993 he became part owner of Canadian Forest Industries and Canadian Wood Products, which he helped launch, as well as Opérations forestières et de scierie. Scott joined Annex Business Media in 2004 when the three magazines were acquired, becoming publisher of the Montreal office in 2007 and group publisher of 10 titles in Simcoe, Ontario in 2009. Douglas Knight to Retire as President of St. Joseph Media Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:14:24 EST   Douglas Knight, President of St. Joseph Media plans to retire on July 4, 2017. Mr. Knight, who has been a leading Canadian media executive for 40 years, has served as President of St. Joseph Media since 2006. He also serves as chair of Magazines Canada and as a member of the jury for the Martin Wise Goodman Canadian Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University.   Cover of the Week - Cottage Life's Lumberjack Shirt Scott Bullock Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:17:53 EST   The Early Summer 2017 cover of Cottage Life looks like a winner.  The “iconic” lumber jack shirt backdrop is hard to miss, and just screams “pick me up”. Here’s what Michelle Kelly, Editor, had to say about it: “We knew that there would be a lot of 150 covers on the newsstands so it was important to pick something that was really graphic so that it would stand out. We also wanted it to feel like us, and be something that all cottagers could relate to instantly. Blue Ant Media Launches Social Media Content Studio Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:56:34 EST   As part of a growing trend with advertisers and publishers is the creation of social media content studios to feed the digital channel’s insatiable appetite for daily content. Blue Ant Media has launched Blue Ant Plus, a social content studio, this new in-house studio offers capabilities in social listening and insights, content creation and studio production.. Winners of the CSME 2017 Editors' Choice Awards Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:48:39 EST   The Canadian Society of Magazine Editors (CSME) announced the winners of the 2017 Editors’ Choice Awards on Wednesday, June 7, at the CSME Awards & Social held at The Pilot in Toronto. Precedent was the big winner of the night, taking home four top honours, including the much-anticipated editor of the year award for Melissa Kluger. Canada's Anti-Spam - Private Right to Sue is Suspended Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:34:29 EST   In a big left turn the Government of Canada is suspending the implementation of certain provisions in Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) that was introduced in 2014 in response to concerns raised by businesses, charities and the not-for-profit sector.  The provisions, known as private right of action, would have allowed lawsuits to be filed against individuals and organizations for alleged violations of the legislation. Postal Code Targeting introduced by Canada Post Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:57:10 EST   OTTAWA—Canada Post has introduced Postal Code Targeting. This new Canada Post Smartmail Marketing program allows marketers to directly connect with their receptive audience with more precise reach. You can now mail directly by postal code targeting.   Annex Business Media company acquires assets from Capamara Communications Wed, 7 Jun 2017 11:14:35 EST   Annex Business Media, Canada’s largest B2B media company, with 63 brands is buying again with more to be announced according to Scott Jamieson, a Group Publisher. Annex, who just celebrated thier 20th Annivesary has acquired Aquaculture North America, Hatchery International and Crane & Hoist Canada from Capamara Communications of Victoria, B.C.    11 Year Old Reader Designs Cover of OWL Scott Bullock Mon, 5 Jun 2017 23:42:00 EST   In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, OWL Magazine launched a national cover contest inviting kids, ages 8 – 14, from across the country to submit artwork that best depicted what they thought was “cool” about Canada. The contest ran from February 18 – March 31, 2017 and the winning artwork was submitted by 11-year old, Abigail DiBiase, from Wasaga Beach, Ontario. Cover of the Week - New Coloring Book from Can Geo Scott Bullock Mon, 5 Jun 2017 11:03:53 EST   Canadian Geographic has just launched their first-ever Coloring Book Special, retailing for $9.95.  This is a category of magazine products that has been quite hot for a few years now. Colouring Canada features 26 greyscale photographs shot by Canadian Geographic’s Photographer-in-Residence, Michelle Valberg.