Canadian Magazine Industry News
24 September 2009,     TORONTO
New editor for Masthead
North Island Publishing Ltd. is pleased to welcome Valerie Maloney as the new editor of Masthead. Most recently, Maloney was an associate editor at CLB Media Ltd., working on five B2B titles and several web sites. She is a graduate of Humber College’s post-grad journalism program and also holds a psychology degree from the University of Waterloo.

“The Masthead team looks forward to working with Valerie and continuing to build on the foundation laid by previous editors,” said Masthead publisher Doug Bennet.

Maloney’s predecessor, Marco Ursi, previously announced he was leaving the publication to enter teacher’s college in Toronto. “Marco did a great job at Masthead, we thank him for his two years at the helm, and wish him luck in school,” said Bennet.

In addition to her duties at Masthead, Maloney will serve as an online reporter for sister sites, serving the printing industry, and, covering the graphic design industry. Maloney can be reached at

Masthead is the No. 1 news and jobs web site for the Canadian magazine industry, with more than 5.5 million page views per year and an average of 18,800 unique visitors per month. Masthead Express, the popular news and jobs e-mail bulletin (sign up here), is also delivered every Thursday to the industry.
— Staff
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