Friday, August 07, 2009
In our ongoing survey of Masthead readers, we’re asking, “What issues/themes are of greatest interest to you?” Currently, second only to “launches and closures” sits “Gossip, i.e. hirings, firings.” Well, here’s a good one: Sept. 4 is my last day at Masthead.

No, I didn’t get fired. And no, we haven’t hired a replacement yet. (The job will soon be posted.) I’m leaving to go to school to learn how to become a teacher. If you’re near OISE this fall or winter, come say hi.

Thanks to all of you for reading. The Masthead experience has been exciting, fun, challenging, sometimes scary and sometimes weird. (“Hello, my name is Marco and I work at a magazine about magazines.”) Thanks to publisher Doug Bennet and North Island owner Sandy Donald for taking a chance on a young Ryerson grad, and thanks to all my colleagues here at North Island, especially webmaster par excellence Thomas Wang and associate publisher Gloria Ma.

I’m hoping to keep a hand in journalism during my studies and beyond, so feel free to contact me at marcoursi [at] gmail [dot] com. (Or, better yet, come see my band! Follow us at

Oh, and be sure to keep visiting MastheadOnline. I’m sure my successor will continue to push the site in bold and brave new directions.
- Marco Ursi
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Marco Ursi
Marco is the editor of MastheadOnline. His blog offers a mix of commentary, service and ideas related to Canadian magazines.


Twitter: @MarcoUrsi

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