Canadian Magazine Industry News
15 August 2008,     NATIONAL
People in print: Changes at The Walrus, enRoute and more

The Walrus has a new art director. It’s Brian Morgan, who worked under outgoing art director Antonio De Luca from 2004 to 2006 and was most recently deputy art director at Maclean’s. A graduate of the Emily Carr Institute and the Rhode Island School of Design, Morgan has also been part of design teams at The Globe and Mail, CanWest Media and a score of design houses.

“We are thrilled Brian is returning,” Walrus co-publisher/editor John Macfarlane said in a press release.  “It’s been my privilege over the years to work with some exceptionally talented art directors, and I think Brian is in their league. I’m confident he’ll make The Walrus not just the most beautiful magazine in Canada but one of the most beautiful magazines in the world.”

After seven years as senior editor at CARP magazine (soon to become Zoomer), Jennifer Walker is moving to Best Health to become senior content editor.

Two new hires to report at enRoute, the Air Canada in-flight magazine published by Montreal-based Spafax Canada. Susan Nerberg, formerly the senior editor at Azure, has joined as deputy editor, a new senior-level role. Isa Tousignant, formerly the arts editor at Montreal's alternative weekly, Hour Magazine, has also been hired. She’'s now the senior editor, replacing Ben Leszcz, who will be leaving on Aug. 20 to go freelance.

At TVA Publications in Montreal, Marie Claude Fichault is the new marketing and circulation manager. She comes over to the magazine side after seven years in the music division of parent company Quebecor Media and replaces Tony Esposito, who is now director of advertising for, also a Quebecor subsidiary.

Finally there’s a new group publisher at Burnaby, B.C.-based Canada Wide Media. Kathleen Freimond, who remains vice president of editorial, is now in the position that Karen Foss gave up when she was promoted to president.

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