MastheadOnline News RSS MastheadOnline RSS en-us Wed, 28 Feb 2024 08:32:01 UTC Wed, 28 Feb 2024 08:28:11 EST Monotype Type Trends report Thu, 1 Feb 2024 06:16:14 EST    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, The Winners of the 15th Annual COPA Awards Sun, 11 Feb 2024 08:22:48 EST   The COPAs saw a change in the landscape this year as branded content showed that they compete with with high quality journalism! The big winner this year was York U Magazine that garnered 8 COPAs including the Top Ranked Entry. The COPA had new winners that included Ambitions Magazine,, Canadian Women’s Foundation, Hamilton City Magazine, Hockey Canada, Mental Health Commission, Metrolinx, The Breach, The Ottawan, The Sarnia Journal and The Vintage Seeker.  Another new entrant Red River College Polytechnic garnered 2 Gold and a Silver in the Academic Category. UBC won a Gold for best Photo Journalism in the Consumer category that show that great work is being created in schools. York University ’s Film school won Best Video in the Academic Category. You can see all the results here   40 years of Macintosh: Revolutionized Publishing Wed, 7 Feb 2024 23:27:17 EST   Apple Macintosh revolutionized publishing Marks 40 years since the Apple Macintosh’s release, and the beginning of its transformation of creative and publishing industries around the world. Released in early 1984, it was the first successful desktop computer with a graphical user interface – icons, buttons and menus – and saw the transformation of computer use from an area dominated by developers and code boffins, to a tool that creatives could use to display and edit their visual work.The WYSIWYG – What You See Is What You Get – feature, which meant, for the first time, University of Toronto Press Acquires Journals From Dougmar Publishing Wed, 7 Feb 2024 08:01:27 EST   U of T medical journal publishing division University of Toronto Press (UTP), Canada’s largest university press and leading academic publisher, has acquired four journals from Dougmar Publishing Group: the Journal of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, the Journal of Mental Health and Addiction Nursing, the Journal of Endoluminal Endourology, and the International Journal of Men’s Social and Community Health. As one of the few university presses publishing medical journals, this acquisition signals UTP’s continued commitment to expanding its health and science lists which currently include esteemed publications such as the Journal of the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada and the Canadian Liver Journal. BC Book & Magazine Publishers Got $600,000 Wed, 7 Feb 2024 18:00:59 EST     To help B.C.’s book and magazine publishers address challenges and give the broader publishing industry the support it needs to thrive in the future, the Province is providing $600,000 over three years.The Association of Book Publishers of BC administered the first portion of the funding ($200,000) in 2023. The next two years, Creative BC will administer the second portion of funding ($400,000), aimed at book and magazine publishers. Guide to The Power of Press Releases Wed, 7 Feb 2024 08:01:27 EST   A Use Case Guide on Leveraging the Power of Press Releases Cision has released a guide to Press releases.Press releases help you control the narrative about your brand. They’re authoritative.They help your advocates, influencers and stakeholders separate the facts from the noise. And they’re the go-to tool for launching new products, sharing big news and celebrating successes. All of us—including journalists, influencers and editors—are deluged with news, instant messages, alerts, email, social posts and there’s no end in sight.   "Printing Press" The Board Game Sat, 20 Jan 2024 02:14:22 EST Who thought publishing could be a game. "Printing Press", a new board game has been announced by Portable Games based on the legacy of Johannes Gutenberg, which will released to retailers in March this year. In this game, players will immerse themselves in the process of 16th century publishing. Players will plan out publications using plates, frames, and printing cards to fulfill customer specifications. Black Press Restructuring With New Ownership Wed, 17 Jan 2024 04:05:10 EST   One of the largest privately owned media companies in Canada, Black Press Ltd. says it has entered creditor protection under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.Along with the CCAA proceedings, it has entered into a sales agreement to Canso, Deans Knight Capital Management Ltd. and Carpenter Media Group through a support agreement and term sheet.Black Press Media intends to continue to operate its 80-plus local news publications — online and in print — as well as its lifestyle magazines New Arabic Newspaper For Atlantic Canada Tue, 16 Jan 2024 04:06:42 EST Ali Ettarnichi is also the founder of Atlantic Arabic TV  The new regional newspaper Arabic Atlantic was created to fill a gap for the growing Arab community in Atlantic Canada. It was founded by Ali Ettarnichi of Muncton New Brunswick who also created Atlantic Arabic TV. The first issue of Atlantic Arabic, a full Arabic publication, hit the shelves across the Maritimes. The monthly paper includes local and regional news,immigrant success stories and cultural pieces. The publication can be found online, but also printed copies. Beyond AI:A Law That Needs Reform Tue, 16 Jan 2024 19:01:09 EST   Book industry associations warns of lack of effective copyright protection. For the book industry, Canada needs to move quickly to close existing loopholes in its legislation so that it stops unfairly depriving rights holders of legitimate revenues from the use of works in certain educational institutions. This priority is supported by the Coalition for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions and by the international book federations, all of which are outraged that Canada is not meeting its international obligations to authors. PostMedia Losses Continue to Mount Fri, 12 Jan 2024 20:47:46 EST   A Canadian newsmedia company representing more than 130 brands across multiple print, online, and mobile platforms. Revenue for the quarter was $104.6 million as compared to $124.2 million in the same period in the prior year, representing a decrease of $19.6 million (15.8%). The revenue decrease was primarily due to decreases in advertising revenue of $14.4 million (22.1%) and circulation revenue of $7.1 million (17.8%), partially offset by increases in parcel revenue of $3.6 million (39.1%). Total operating expenses excluding depreciation, amortization and restructuring decreased $20.6 million, or 17.3%, for the quarter ended November 30, 2023, relative to the same period in the prior year. Decreases were experienced across all expense categories. Marian Hebb Research Grant February 15th Fri, 12 Jan 2024 08:19:02 EST   Supporting Canada's Literary and Visual Arts Communities Access Copyright Foundation, an arm’s-length foundation of Access Copyright, is now accepting applications for its yearly funding of Marian Hebb Research Grants. The Foundation’s Marian Hebb Research Grants program supports—both virtually and in-person—inquiry, information gathering and exploration by individuals and organizations relevant to Canadian publishing, writing and visual arts, and toward the realization of a publishable work in progress. See Who Wins Gold at the 2023 COPA Awards Mon, 8 Jan 2024 08:28:11 EST   The winners for the 2023 COPAs will be announced on Thursday, February 8, 2024 in an hybrid event that will have a webcast and live event starting at 7pm EST. The event will be help at Dim Sum King in Toronto. Tickets are $95 for the event and $35 for the webcast. The event will be a dinner party with a 10 course meal. Tickets are now on sale at this link.   Mattel to Launch Owned Publishing Imprint Thu, 4 Jan 2024 02:03:17 EST   Mattel print publications set to begin releasing in 2024, Mattel, has announced its plans to launch a Mattel publishing imprint, the company’s own publishing platform centered on its extensive catalog of children’s and family entertainment franchises. Mattel’s imprint is expected to launch in the United States and Canada in 2024 and will complement content, support brand initiatives, and create new stories based on iconic Mattel franchises including Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, Fisher-Price®, Thomas & Friends®, Monster High®, Polly Pocket®, Barney®, and more Sarnia Journal Launched As A Magazine Thu, 4 Jan 2024 19:39:06 EST   new magazine for Sarnia-Lambton , Ontario The Sarnia Journal is relaunch of its print edition as a monthly magazine! The new magazine is sent free to 55,000 homes across Sarnia-Lambton and features a mix of news, columns, reviews, local arts and music coverage. “We are committed to providing our community with high-quality, independent journalism and stories that inform, engage, and inspire the citizens of Lambton County,” said Nathan Colquhoun, owner of The Sarnia Journal. “Our new print magazine is just one way that we are working to serve our community.