Canadian Publishing Industry News
7 November 2017,     TOTONTO
Magazine Canada Awards Merge with National Magazine Awards
The National Media Awards Foundation and Magazines Canada  announce the integration of 10 Magazine Grands Prix categories into the National Magazine Awards.The National Magazine Awards will be a unified program of 29 categories  to recognize excellence in journalism, writing, visual art, design and publishing. Open to all Canadian creators and publications in both official languages, the National Magazine Awards recognize our country’s diverse communities of readers.
The collaboration confirms that a third of the NMAF Board will include magazine community members, who will be appointed in consultation with Magazines Canada. Jessica Johnson, Executive Editor and Creative Director from The Walrus, and Dominique Ritter, Editor-in-Chief from Reader’s Digest Canada were the first such appointees. The NMAF has also appointed two new executive members for 2018: Canada’s History Publisher Melony Ward has been elected Vice-President for the National Magazine Awards program, and CBC News’ Chief of Staff Kenny Yum Vice-President for the Digital Publishing Awards program. The complete list of NMAF Directors is available here.
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