MastheadOnline News RSS http://www.mastheadonline.com/rss/news.php MastheadOnline RSS en-us Mon, 17 Jun 2024 19:22:01 UTC Mon, 17 Jun 2024 19:20:54 EST http://www.mastheadonline.com circulation@masthead.ca webmaster@northisland.ca Adobe New Terms Upset Users http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2024/20240612862.shtml Wed, 12 Jun 2024 16:45:57 EST   Is the dominate design software for the publishing industry  An Updated Terms of Use popup that appeared for Photoshop users , led many to believe that Adobe would have access to the projects they were working on, such as confidential work being carried out “may access your content through both automated and manual methods, such as for content review”. Users voiced their discontent and concerns online, with many also believing Adobe planned to use their work as training data for the software giant’s AI tools.Users were locked out of the app unless they agreed to the new terms. The 2024 COPA Call for Entries is July 1, 2024 http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2024/20240603954.shtml Mon, 3 Jun 2024 19:13:46 EST   The Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPAs) the largest digital publishing awards program for Canadian content creators call for entries for 2024 is on July 1, Canada Day. The deadline for entries is September 30, 2024. The 2024 categories have been released in 4 divisions (B2B , B2C, News, and Academic). The COPAs is now in its 16th year. Visit the 2024 Rules Page here Call for Judges The COPA call for judges is now open if you are interested in becoming a judge and be part of the Who's Who of digital publishing in Canada. Register Here.  2024 Categeories below Royal Memoir Top-seller Book in Canada in 2023 http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2024/20240501716.shtml Wed, 1 May 2024 04:19:16 EST is a non-profit organization that develops technology, standards, and education to serve the Canadian book industry.  New insights into the Canadian print book market released by BookNet Canada. The top-selling English language print book in Canada last year was Spare by Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, according to new research released by BookNet Canada. Sales of this title drove a 16% increase in the Biography & Autobiography category when compared with 2022. For the first time this year, data on the circulation of library books in Canada was included in The Canadian Book Market 2023. Spare by Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex was also the top loaned book in Canada in 2023. Books by Canadians made up 12% of print book sales in Canada in 2023, Another Missed Opportunity for Copyright Reform http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2024/20240501668.shtml Wed, 1 May 2024 08:29:53 EST   Coalition of associations are calling on the federal government to restore fair compensation to creators and publishers for the use of their works by the education sector. Access Copyright and Copibec, copyright collectives serving over 40,000 writers, visual artists, and publishers across Canada, are alarmed by the Government of Canada's Budget 2024, which neglects to include long-needed action regarding Canada’s fair dealing regime.Despite sustained and concerted advocacy from the entire creative and book-publishing industry in Canada regarding copyright reform, the government has once again chosen to delay the adoption of measures that are necessary to ensure that rightsholders are properly compensated when their works are used in Canada.   News Media Canada Welcomes Federal Government " Local Journalism Initiative" http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2024/20240422767.shtml Mon, 22 Apr 2024 06:54:53 EST The voice of the print and digital news media industry in Canada and represents hundreds of titles. Canada’s news publishers welcomed Budget 2024’s support for the Local Journalism Initiative (LJI).The programme places more than 400 reporters at nearly 300 media outlets in 1400 communities across Canada.“The Local Journalism Initiative is a world-leading programme that is vital in funding original local civic journalism in underserved communities across Canada, and we commend Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Canadian Heritage, for ensuring it continues, Postmedia Second Quarter 13% Drop in Sales http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2024/20240416029.shtml Tue, 16 Apr 2024 19:20:51 EST   Canada's largest newspaper chain Revenue for the quarter was $97.3 million as compared to $111.8 million in the same period in the prior year, representing a decrease of $14.5 million (13.0%). The revenue decrease was primarily due to decreases in advertising revenue of $11.3 million (20.8%) and circulation revenue of $4.1 million (11.1%), partially offset by increases in parcel revenue of $2.4 million (20.5%). Farewells to Reader's Digest Canada http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2024/20240327916.shtml Wed, 27 Mar 2024 17:03:26 EST   Cover of last issue of Reader's Digest Canada Letter from Reader's Digest Canada :The April 2024 print edition of Reader’s Digest Canada was its last. Founded in 1947, 25 years after the original U.S. publication, Reader’s Digest Canada brought a focus to Canadian stories and became a national treasure for more than 70 years. Its readers were incredibly loyal. So while the website will no longer be updated and newsletters no longer sent, we will leave you with some words from readers themselves that we ran in the final print edition. Canadian Geographic Claims #1 Paid Magazine http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2024/20240323937.shtml Sat, 23 Mar 2024 18:25:09 EST Canadian Geographic magazine of Royal Canadian Geographical Society  Canadian Geographic claims Canada's number one paid magazine, with a monthly readership of 4.3M people online and in print according to Vividata, a not for profit organization that provides marketing research on print and online readership in Canada. Now ranking #1 in the 18-35 age category, Canadian Geographic is drawing younger Canadians and newcomers to the country in unprecedented numbers. Glacier Media Moving Out of Print http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2024/20240323925.shtml Sat, 23 Mar 2024 19:20:54 EST   Print publication sales and profits have been declining Glacier Media revenue for the year ended December 31, 2023, was $154.9 million, down $21.1 million or 12.0% from the prior year. The company's loss for the year was $4.2 million, down $7.3 million from positive $3.1 million in the prior year. The Company completed the sale of its printing assets into two new joint venture operations. Certain print community media operations were treated as joint ventures from January 1, 2023. Annex Becomes an Employee-Management Partnership http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2024/20240309142.shtml Sat, 9 Mar 2024 15:41:39 EST   now 50% employee owned Annex Business Media took a major step in its evolution to an employee-driven business. As Phase 1 in the transition to a unique Employee-Management Partnership (EMP), 50% of Annex Business Media shares are now owned by a broad management team. Phase 2 will see the remaining Annex employees more closely integrated with the financial success of the company through an Enhanced Employee Incentive Program (EEIP).Annex has been working with consultants Ernst & Young (EY) for the last 10 months to secure financing and find an option to dedicate up to 50% of after-tax profits to power this significant employee benefit, The Online News Act (Bill C-18) http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2024/20240307717.shtml Mon, 4 Mar 2024 22:15:01 EST   includes AQEM, AMPA, MagsBC, and Magazines Canada. The Federal Government has proposed a new Bill C-18 (the Online News Act). The intent is to support news businesses to negotiate and receive fair compensation when third parties with a dominant market position monetize their news content in a market environment that has been disadvantageous to news businesses. The bargaining framework has been created to ensure that platforms compensate news businesses fairly. It encourages platforms to reach voluntary commercial agreements with a range of news businesses.. Court Decision Allows Royalty Free Copying For Universities http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2024/20240307708.shtml Mon, 4 Mar 2024 07:18:04 EST Represents publishers and writers on copyright use .  The Federal Court of Canada’s decision in the legal action launched by the Ontario school boards and Ministries of Education (excluding British Columba and Quebec) (the “Plaintiffs”) against Access Copyright reinforces the urgent need for the federal government to repair Canada’s broken copyright regime. This reform is long overdue. In its decision, the Federal Court declined to find that the Plaintiffs were voluntary licensees under the Access Copyright Elementary and Secondary Schools Tariff, 2010-2015, requiring Access Copyright to return amounts overpaid under a continuation tariff by the Plaintiffs between 2010 to 2012. British Magazines Report Drop in Circulation http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2024/20240307168.shtml Thu, 7 Mar 2024 13:36:34 EST   Britain has always had better public engagement with magazines than in North America  Britain has always had a healthyer magazine industry than North America. So this report is not a good sign for  Canadian magazine publishers. The latest British Audit Bureau of Circulations  consumer media report makes grim reading for print, with just a handful of titles showing print circulation increases against a backdrop of significant falls for many. The data revealed that only a few titles posted a year-on year increase in total print circulation.Across the board though, digital gains were not in many cases enough to offset the declines seen in print, and most titles recorded overall circulation declines when print and digital were combined. Ottawa Extends Local Journalism Program Grants http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2024/20240307153.shtml Thu, 7 Mar 2024 01:01:12 EST   Helps administer $58.8 million for Local Journalism. The Federal Government is extending a program that funds 400 local reporting jobs across Canada. Heritage Minister Pascale St-Onge says the Federal Government  will spend $58.8 million to continue the Local Journalism Initiative program up till 2027. Started in 2019 the program, which provides funding for news media organizations for hiring local reporters. Zoomer Media Buys Curiosity Group http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2024/20240307142.shtml Thu, 7 Mar 2024 08:29:54 EST   Sites in Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa and Seattle Curiocity Group has been sold to Zoomer Media. Zoomer Media says they want to expand their digital presence. The company was sold for $5 million in cash for Curiocity, which it says is one of Alberta’s leading digital publishers. Curiocity also has a presence in other key markets in Canada and focuses on hyper-local content.