MastheadOnline News RSS MastheadOnline RSS en-us Sun, 01 Oct 2023 17:56:41 UTC Sun, 1 Oct 2023 17:56:17 EST New editors at KO Media Fri, 15 Sep 2023 00:19:12 EST   From left to right: Joanna Fox, Samantha Puth and Théo Dupuis-Carbonneau     There are some changes to the mastheads of KO Media’s beauty and lifestyle titles. Joanna Fox is the new editor-in-chief of Elle Canada and Elle Québec, moving up from her previous position as Elle Canada’s associate editor. Théo Dupuis-Carbonneau, former Elle Canada’s health and beauty content editor, takes over as editor-in-chief at Véro. Both take over for Joanie Pietracupa, who was appointed editor-in-chief of Elle Québec and Véro in 2017 and Elle Canada in 2020. Waterloo writer first recipient of decorative arts writing award Fri, 15 Sep 2023 20:41:56 EST    The Canadian Society of Decorative Arts has awarded Kitchener-Waterloo Métis artist, Cheyenne Mapplebeck, the first-ever John Fleming Award in Decorative Arts Writing. Created in 2022, the monetary prize honours the late Canadian scholar and writer, John Fleming, and his lasting contribution to decorative arts education. How Twitter killed a writer's income Fri, 15 Sep 2023 00:00:55 EST     Here’s an interesting read from a US-based writer about the impact of the recent changes at X, formerly Twitter, has had on her earning power.             The writer had built a sizeable following on Twitter over the last ten years, but after Elon Musk’s takeover “I am struggling to reach more than a few dozen people at a time— across Twitter and a handful of other social platforms—as I live-blog another historic Texas legislative event: the impeachment of Attorney General Ken Paxton.” Carleton University establishes new journalism scholarship Fri, 15 Sep 2023 20:41:48 EST   Shireen Abu Akleh Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communications has established the Shireen Abu Akleh Emerging Reporter Award in Social Justice Journalism. This award seeks to perpetuate her dedication to truth-telling and support the next generation of reporters committed to the cause, according to the school.             Shireen Abu Akleh was shot in May 2022 at the age of 51 while reporting for Al Jazeera at the entrance to Jenin Refugee Camp in the West Bank. Regulations for Online News Act released Fri, 15 Sep 2023 00:02:56 EST     The Federal government has released the draft regulations for the Online News Act, which received Royal Assent at the end of June.             Among other things, the regulations spell out how the criteria that digital platforms must follow to determine if the act applies to them and provide details as to what criteria must be considered if an agreement between the tech giants and news organization satisfies the requirement of the act.              The regulations will be open for 30 days for public consultation. The act will come into force in December of this year.             The regulations are available here. Adobe Founder dies Thu, 31 Aug 2023 17:48:35 EST   John Warnock John Warnock, founder of Adobe Systems and inventor of the PDF died earlier this month at 82 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.               He developed protocols, embedded in printers, that accurately output a file that a computer sent. The protocol was PostScript. It was followed in 1993 by Acrobat, which rendered and read files in a Portable Document Format, or PDF. Both developments forever altered publishing and printing.             He also championed InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. CRTC moves to implement Online News Act Thu, 31 Aug 2023 15:00:04 EST      The CRTC is moving to implement the Online News Act. It will set up a framework of negotiations between news organizations in Canada and the online platforms that distribute news content. The CRTC will then oversee the mandatory bargaining process once it is in place. A public consultation to gather the views of Canadians and interested parties will also take place. How Reporters are Using AI Thu, 31 Aug 2023 11:33:09 EST     From marketing site Digiday comes a story on how reporters are using generative AI in newsrooms and in their reporting process. The report is based on presentations at the Online New Association conference in late August.               A computational journalist at The Marshall Project, for example, tried to use ChatGPT to generate summaries of banned book policies in various states based on reporters’ notes. The process saved time so his team could focus on fact checking on formatting the data. Judges Wanted Thu, 31 Aug 2023 20:42:06 EST     The National Magazine Awards, the Digital Publishing Awards and the National Magazine Awards: B2B are currently welcoming applications for judges for the 2024 awards.   In 2023 the three awards programs received almost 2,000 entries combined, all evaluated by more than 200 volunteer judges. Penguin Books vending machine. Thu, 14 Sep 2023 14:53:21 EST   Books available from a vending machine A vending machine containing an array of books published by Penguin Books has been installed at British train station. This has now been achieved following a collaboration between Penguin Books, Great Western Railway, Graddons Vending, and Bookbag. Sir Allen Lane who founded Penguin Books believed that high quality, engaging, and reasonably priced books should be available to everyone, anywhere. The idea for a book vending machine is based on Penguin’s Books origins. Titles available in the vending machine include 1984 by George Orwell, ‎The Thursday Murder Club and ‎The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman, Grown Ups by Marian Keyes, Macleans looks at climate impact costs Wed, 23 Aug 2023 17:05:08 EST    Maclean’s September issue is aiming to raise awareness about climate change with a cover feature titled “Canada in the Year 2060.”             Written by the Vancouver-based science journalist Anne Shibata Casselman, the piece looks at the impacts of climate change, from floods and fires to dying forests and retreating coasts to economic turmoil and threats to infant and mental health. It’s based on six months of research into peer-reviewed studies and dozens of conversations with experts in climate science, political science, history, health, and economics. The highlights include: New piece argues Bill C-18 will hurt journalism Wed, 23 Aug 2023 10:04:05 EST      A new piece by Peter Menzies in the National Review argues that Canada’s online legislation, Bill C-18, will destroy far more journalism jobs than it hoped to save.             Menzies, a Senior Fellow with the Ottawa-based Macdonald-Laurier Institute, former publisher of the Calgary Herald, and a past vice-chair of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, says that Canada’s efforts to defend democracy have become a fiasco and a legislative failure. Metro Media shuts downs Wed, 23 Aug 2023 15:20:56 EST     Métro Média in Quebec suspended operations in mid-August without much warning, a move that will end news coverage of local government in parts of the provinces’ two largest cities, reports The Canadian Press.             The company operated 30 hyperlocal publications, including 17 print newspapers. CEO Andrew Mulé said in a statement that the company no longer had enough liquidity to continue operating, even though it had a healthy balance sheet. Podcast company tries print publishing Wed, 23 Aug 2023 17:43:08 EST      Media Voices, a US based podcast company for the publishing industry, tried its hand at producing a print magazine. It recently published the second issue of The Grub Street Journal, a magazine for people who make magazines. They call it The Jerry Maguire Issue; it follows The Don Quixote Issue from April. Good news from Down Under Wed, 23 Aug 2023 23:48:25 EST     Though it’s far away, it’s a positive story and we can all use some good news.             Are Media in Australia, publisher of leading magazines such as Better Homes & Gardens, The Women’s Weekly, and TV Week, says it saw a 10% readership jump during the last quarter ended June.             Better Homes & Gardens was up 16% over the previous year, for an average readership of 1.82 million readers; Women’s Weekly, celebrating its 90th year, experienced a 10% year-over-year increase to 1.33 million readers, while its spin-off cooking title clocked in 18% higher readership. Women’s Day climbed 14% and TV Week was up 21%.