Canadian Magazine Industry News
9 October 2009,     TORONTO
Best of Mag News Around the Web, Oct. 3-9
Welcome to our round-up of the best stories about magazines and publishing found elsewhere on the Internet. This edition brings a post on what Google Wave can do for journalism, Amazon announcing mobile payments are available and how the closing of Gourmet has shocked the industry. As well stories on BBDO predicting next year’s big trends, The New Yorker partnering with HSBC Bank USA and an interview with long time copy editor at the magazine, Mary Norris.

The Los Angeles Times blog talks about how the collaborative web tool Google Wave will change journalism. Read Write Web reports on Amazon’s announcement that customers can now pay for purchases from their mobile devices. Mediaweek discusses the closure of Gourmet and the differences between it and Bon Appetit. Marketing magazine reports on BBDO and Proximity Canada’s top trends for 2010. Forbes reports on The New Yorker’s estimated one-million dollar deal with HSBC Bank USA and how it could be a turn around in the ad market. Still at The New Yorker, Red Room speaks with Mary Norris who has been with the magazine for 31 years.

How Google Wave could transform journalism [Los Angeles Times]
Amazon Announces Mobile Payments Service [Read Write Web]

Gourmet's Closure Sends Shockwaves [Mediaweek]
BBDO predicts 2010 big trends [Marketing]
New Yorker Magazine Partners With HSBC Bank [Forbes]
Copy editing at the New Yorker Magazine. An interview with Mary Norris. [Red Room]

— V.M.
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