Canadian Publishing Industry News
18 December 2014,     TORONTO
Masthead’s top 10 stories for 2014
It’s been an eventful year for the Canadian magazine industry and we’ve been doing our best to document every appointment, layoff and company transformation. Here are the stories that received the most traffic from readers in 2014:

10. Canadian Living appoints multi-platform editorial director

Sandra Martin takes the helm at Canadian Living magazine on Nov. 3, a few months after former editor-in-chief Jennifer Reynolds left the publication. Martin was the founding editor-in-chief for Walmart Live Better and Vivre mieux Walmart.

9. The future is digital for Canadian Family

The publication’s print edition folds after it becomes unable to sustain print advertising support—although its online presence still remains.

8. Rogers Media moves to group publisher structure

Rogers publishing changes its format. Initially the company had a publisher for each of its 10 individual titles— now there are four group publishers for all of its consumer magazines.

7. People in Publishing: Chatelaine, Canada's History, Canadian Business

Karine Ewart (left) becomes Chatelaine’s new editor-in-chief, Graham Scott joins Canadian Business as its digital editor, Melony Ward becomes publisher at Canada’s History and This Magazine hires Catherine McIntyre as its news editor.

6. Rogers fills group publisher ranks

Rogers makes changes that include: hiring Derek DeCloet away from The Globe & Mail’s Report on Business, Sandra Parente as the group publisher of the current affairs table, Ian Portsmouth (left) as publisher of business titles, and Sophie Banford as the group publisher for Rogers’ Quebec-based women’s publications.

5. More job cuts at Rogers Communications Inc.

Several hundred jobs are cut at Rogers Communications in accordance with the company’s Rogers 3.0 plan. 

4. Transcontinental consumer magazines find new home with TVA Group

Transcontinental sells 15 consumer magazines to TVA Group in a $55.5 million deal.

3. Fresh Juice print version expires

TC Media’s Fresh Juice print edition is no more, although it continues with an online presence.

2. *Updated* Best Health magazine hires new editor-in-chief

Beth Thompson joins Best Health as the editor-in-chief, replacing former EIC Bonnie Munday.

1. Canadian Living magazine lets go editor-in-chief, art director
Editor-in-chief Jennifer Reynolds (left)and art director Stephanie White leave Canadian Living magazine. Reynolds joined Canadian Living in 2012, White in 2013.

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