Canadian Magazine Industry News
20 July 2009,     NATIONAL
People in print: Changes at Motomag, J-Source and more
Ivor Shapiro
Ivor Shapiro
, founding editor-in-chief of J-Source, is stepping down after three years. The website, which provides information for Canadian journalists, is currently looking for a new EIC to take over in January. Shapiro is an associate professor of journalism at Ryerson University and ethics committee chair for the Canadian Association of Journalists.

The June issue of Motomag, published by Montreal-based Auto Journal Inc., saw the innaguration of new editor-in-chief Didier Constant, who replaces Éric Menard. Constant is the founder of French-language motorcycle webzine His new team includes Costa Mouzouris, former editor of Cycle Canada, and Ugo Levac, a former contributor to rival Moto Journal.

Bonnie Fuller
Bonnie Fuller
, the former editor of Flare who has been plying her trade in the U.S. for the past decade or so, has been named editor-in-chief and president of Hollywood Life, a Los Angeles-based celebrity website. Fuller is perhaps best known internationally for her time as editor of Us Weekly, though most recently she was vice president and chief editorial director of American Media Inc.

Michael Bate
Michael Bate
, founder and publisher of the now-defunct Frank magazine, tells us he's got "a few chapters" of his Frank memoir underway, "but have put it aside for the summer because I'm playing some gigs with my band and enjoying the good weather." Bate says he'll return to the book and "other projects" this fall. "After 20 years of Frank, I'm discovering there's no shortage of other possibilities out there," Bate told us.

Former Marketing magazine editor Stan Sutter has taken a contract position with the Ontario government, handling communications for the Ministry of Tourism and Recreation and the Ministry of Culture. "In addition to writing and editing around speeches, press releases and backgrounders and other marketing materials, the role includes some video report production co-ordination and some liaison work with ministers' offices and other ministries and departments," Sutter tells us. "So a lot of cool things, and some good experience in a new area for me even if it doesn’t become a long term career path."

Toronto-based Musicworks magazine marked a changing of the guard and launched its summer issue on a summery evening July 16 at the Tranzac Club. Left to right are: new managing editor Nancy Kay Clark, publisher Gayle Young, board member Juliet Palmer, intern Rashad Sultan, board member (and magazine freelance writer) Jay Somerset, and outgoing editor David McCallum. McCallum has been replaced by Micheline Roi, who has moved up from the ME post.
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