MastheadOnline News RSS MastheadOnline RSS en-us Wed, 19 Jan 2022 10:00:59 UTC Wed, 19 Jan 2022 09:57:38 EST See Who is Going for COPA Gold - COPA Awards Ceremony February 10 Thu, 13 Jan 2022 20:09:40 EST       The 2021 COPA AWARDS  ceremony will be held on February 10, 2022 in a virtual event on a Paradise Island. This year’s COPA was one of the most competitive years with a bumper crop of entries with a lot new publishers. One the new entrants this year was was Air Canada’s Enroute Magazine thats is a finalist in 7 categories. Other notable publishers were Discourse Media with 14 nomination for their IndigiNews, Nanaimo, Cowichan Valley and West Shore publications. Hakai Magazine had 9 nomination which suggests a strong west coast presence in the year’s COPA’s. French language entries from NumériQ inc for 24 heures, QUB, Le Guide de l'auto and Billie garnered 8 nominations. Below is a list of all nominations. New chief content officer at Pink Triangle Press Mon, 10 Jan 2022 16:24:58 EST   Jennifer McGuire Pink Triangle Press has appointed Jennifer McGuire as its chief content officer. McGuire is the former and the longest-serving editor-in-chief of CBC News.             "Jennifer McGuire is an innovator with a track record of success particularly with transformational change," says the executive director of Pink Triangle Press, David Walberg. "Her fingerprints are on a lot of the most successful programming at CBC, on all platforms. We are lucky to have her," he says. McGuire will lead content teams in Canada and the United States, and all content produced by Pink Triangle Press across its many channels. Trends for 2022 Mon, 10 Jan 2022 23:02:17 EST     It’s a new year, so that means trends and predictions. Here are some from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism in the U.K. • Subscriptions and membership revenues are cause for optimism and publishers’ number one priority • An expected migration back to newsrooms from digital platforms • Podcasts, newsletters, and videos will become more important to monetize engagement Black Fellowship at Investigative Journalism Bureau at U of T Mon, 10 Jan 2022 02:54:20 EST  U of T’s Investigative Journalism Bureau (IJB) in partnership with the   Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is creating the Black Journalism Fellowship to give Black journalists the opportunity to create articles on “topics of critical public importance.”             The IJB is part of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and brings people from across journalism and academic organisations to work on investigative stories. This is the fourth fellowship that the CJF has created to support Black journalists in collaboration with other organizations. See you in 2022! Fri, 24 Dec 2021 03:53:47 EST That's it for us for 2021. We'll be back in early January with more news.  From our team to yours, cheers and best wishes for the new year.  New publisher for The Catholic Register Fri, 24 Dec 2021 02:16:36 EST     Peter Stockland, who has been a regular columnist for more than 10 years, has been named publisher of The Catholic Register by the brand’s board of directors. He replaces Mike Simpson, who is retiring. Stockland takes over responsibility the newspaper and its website in early January. Stockland most recently was publisher of and a senior fellow with Cardus. He co-founded Convivium magazine in 2011, continuing as publisher as it went web-only in 2016. New residency for Emerging Black Journalist at The Walrus Fri, 24 Dec 2021 04:09:45 EST     Justice Fund and The Walrus have launched the inaugural Writing Residency for Emerging Black Journalists at the title, selecting Julia-Simone Rutgers to fill the role. Rutgers will produce long-form projects. The six- month program provides an early career Black journalist with the opportunity to join an established national publication to develop their work and receive mentorship from an experienced editorial team.  Rutgers is a journalist, essayist, and sometimes poet. She has written for the Winnipeg Free Press and the StarMetro Halifax, and has contributed to the Globe and Mail, the Coast, and The Discourse. Columbia Journalism Review turns 60 Fri, 24 Dec 2021 02:11:43 EST     Columbia Journalism Review is celebrating is 60th anniversary. Kyle Pope, current editor notes the following: In an opening essay, “Why a review of journalism?,” the editors felt obliged to explain to readers what wasn’t at all obvious: the need for an outlet to critique the press. “There exists,” they wrote, “a widespread uneasiness about the state of journalism. The Review shares this uneasiness, not over any supposed deterioration but over the probability that journalism of all types is not yet a match for the complications of our age. . . . Xtra launches Community feature Fri, 24 Dec 2021 17:56:21 EST   Xtra Magazine launched a Community feature to help LGBTQ2S+ folks share ideas and make connections. Members can think of it almost like a "global queer bar, bookstore or coffee shop," says Rachel Giese, Xtra's director of editorial.             In addition to features like commenting and subscribing, members of the Xtra Community can suggest ideas and chat safely with each other, allowing Xtra to hear directly from its audiences about what matters to them through the Viafoura platform.             Xtra's publisher, Pink Triangle Press, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The Xtra Community launched on Dec. 8, 2021. Everyone is encouraged to join—for free. All editions of the ELLE brand will be going fur-free. Wed, 22 Dec 2021 06:43:05 EST   ELLE goes fur-less ELLE International (including ELLE Canada) —in collaboration with Lagardère, Humane Society International and Creative for Change—announced that it’s ending the promotion of animal fur on all platforms: from print magazines to online to social media. The brand created a charter, which has been signed by all 45 worldwide editions of the magazine (including us!) It’s a new standard that will be applied to editorials, press, runway and street style images included in each issue of ELLE. Monotype Release Type Trends Report Tue, 21 Dec 2021 19:00:00 EST Type Trends Report from Monotype the worlds largest type Foundry Monotype has released its Type Trends report, examining the movements shaping the creative community, informing branding, and driving design today and into the future. The 11 concurrent trends identified by Monotype explore how today’s dramatically digitized lifestyle collides with an equally strong yearning for something tangible. Further, the report demonstrates how brands are utilizing cutting-edge font technology to meet the potential of today’s modern devices, Pantone Colour Of The Year 2022 Fri, 17 Dec 2021 17:47:50 EST Pantone 17-3938, Very Peri  Pantone has revealed its colour of the year for 2022, a new blue shade called Very Peri (Pantone 17-3938). Displaying a carefree confidence and a daring curiosity that animates our creative spirit, inquisitive and intriguing PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri helps us to embrace this altered landscape of possibilities, opening us up to a new vision as we rewrite our lives. Rekindling gratitude for some of the qualities that blue represents complemented by a new perspective that resonates today, PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri places the future ahead in a new light. New HR head at Annex Mon, 13 Dec 2021 04:16:22 EST     Michelle Snyder has been promoted to the Director of Human Resources of Annex Business Media. With 20 years of experience in human resources, the majority of Michelle’s career has been as a generalist, getting to wear all the different hats of an HR professional. Advocate Media expands in Maine Mon, 13 Dec 2021 17:56:12 EST     Advocate Media is expanding in the U.S. with its recent purchase of Maine Magazine, Maine Home+Design and other related assets. Advocate Media USA will be based in Portland, Maine.             “The acquisition of these titles in Maine demonstrates our company’s belief in community journalism and regional publications,” said Crystal Murray, president of Advocate Media. “As our company grows with the expansion of titles, we also grow with great people who are passionate about this industry. In the coming weeks and months we will be nurturing these new relationships.” COPA 2021 Finalists Announcement Wed, 1 Dec 2021 04:44:06 EST   The finalists for the 2021 Canadian Online Publishing Awards were posted on the COPA website today. This year the COPAs had a bumper crop of entries with industry participation at an all time high says Martin Seto, producer of the COPAs.  Click here for the 2021 Finalists     The winners will be announced at the COPA Awards Party in February, 2022 (Date TBA). The event is tentatively planned as a hybrid 2 day event with a live portion that will consist of a dinner party at the Dim Sum King Restaurant in Toronto, that was used as the venue for the 2019 Awards.