MastheadOnline News RSS http://www.mastheadonline.com/rss/news.php MastheadOnline RSS en-us Wed, 12 May 2021 10:28:38 UTC Wed, 12 May 2021 06:27:58 EST http://www.mastheadonline.com circulation@masthead.ca webmaster@northisland.ca Elle Decoration Canada debuts http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2021/20210429068.shtml Wed, 28 Apr 2021 17:44:35 EST     Elle Decoration Canada, sister title to Elle Canada, recently released its first issue, showcasing inspiring interiors, avant-garde trends, design hotspots and pro tips from Canadian and international creators.     Elle Decoration Canada is published by KO Media, publisher of Vero since 2015. In 2019, the company bought Elle Quebec and Elle Canada.     The new issue appeared on the stands and on Apple News+ on April 19. Copies are also available to order on the KO Media site. NYT retires "Op-Ed" http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2021/20210429066.shtml Wed, 28 Apr 2021 15:22:24 EST     After coining the phrase and using it for half a century, The New York Times is retiring the term Op-Ed, another victim of the digitization of the paper. The first Op-Ed page, named because it ran opposite the editorial page, appeared in 1970. It was meant to showcase ideas and arguments from any points on the political, social and cultural spectrums, and to discuss public problems. Portal turns 30 http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2021/20210429063.shtml Wed, 28 Apr 2021 02:06:36 EST     Vancouver Island University’s student-run magazine, Portal, is celebrating its 30th birthday with its largest issue ever at 108 pages. The title began life as The Stump and was produced by VIU’s creative writing club. In 1991, the name was changed to Portal and it became a student-run magazine. Today, it’s a full-colour publication with national distribution and is a member of Magazines Canada. Realscreen names Andrew Jeffrey news editor http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2021/20210422038.shtml Thu, 22 Apr 2021 11:21:10 EST Andrew Jeffrey Realscreen, a Brunico-owned brand that covers the non-fiction/unscripted screen content industry, has appointed Andrew Jeffrey to its editorial team as news editor. Jeffrey comes to Realscreen after most recently working for the CBC in Edmonton, where he was a reporter and associate producer. Prior to the CBC, he worked as a reporter for the StarMetro Calgary. Michelle Allison to lead Agriculture Group at Annex http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2021/20210420078.shtml Mon, 19 Apr 2021 06:12:58 EST   Michelle Allison Michelle Allison has been named Group Publisher of Annex Business   Media’s Agriculture Group. She will be responsible for the following B2B media brands: Top Crop Manager West, Top Crop Manager East, Potatoes in Canada, Manure Manager, Drainage Contractor, Fruit & Vegetable, and Canadian Poultry Allison joined Annex and its Agriculture Group in 2014. With diplomas in both business and agri-business, she is well respected in the ag marketing world and will continue to manage several of Top Crop Manager’s largest accounts. Zoomer Media leads in women employment http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2021/20210420075.shtml Mon, 19 Apr 2021 06:05:46 EST     The Globe and Mail has identified Zoomer Media as one of the top employer of women in its annual survey of gender diversity. Amid hundreds of Canadian corporations, the newspaper identified seven with significant numbers of female executives, where an average of 44% of the leadership roles were held by women. Zoomer Media claims 64% of women executives which puts it behind only four other companies nationally and number-one among all public traded media companies. Postmedia achieves $700,000 Q2 profit; 21% revenues drop http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2021/20210420073.shtml Mon, 19 Apr 2021 09:39:32 EST     Postmedia reported $700,000 in net profits in its second quarter, ended February 28, compared to a 21% revenue slide. Revenue for the period totalled $106 million, down from $134.2 million at the same time last year, before COVID-19. Its profit compares to a net loss of $12.8 million last year. - COPA 2021 Call for Judges http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2021/20210414751.shtml Wed, 14 Apr 2021 13:43:55 EST   The Canadian Online Publishing Awards has now started its 2021 Awards program with a public call for judges that is now open to interested individuals. An Invitation to be part of the Best in CanadaThis is a volunteer position and all judging is done online. COPA Judges Registration LInk The 2021 program schedule has been released to see who is the Best in Canada this year. Annex acquires Food in Canada http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2021/20210412809.shtml Mon, 12 Apr 2021 01:48:11 EST     Annex Business Media Inc. has acquired Food in Canada from Glacier FarmMedia. Food in Canada is a B2B media brand targeting the food processing sector nationwide. The brand becomes part of Annex’s diversified manufacturing media group, which now includes 19 brands. “Food in Canada fits very well into our existing portfolio of manufacturing brands, including synergies with such brands as Canadian Packaging and Bakers Journal,” says Annex chief operating officer Scott Jamieson. “It will also benefit from some significant operational and market synergies, making for an exciting addition.” Broadview wins top awards for faith-based publishing http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2021/20210412807.shtml Mon, 12 Apr 2021 18:31:59 EST   Broadview magazine and Broadview.org won three top honours from two faith-based journalism associations. In early April the Canadian Christian Communicators Association gave Broadview two awards: General Excellence in Print – Magazine  and General Excellence in Website Design The Associated Chuch Press, a North America-wide association for mainline Christian journalism, gave Broadview Best in Class: National/International Magazine. New mag Crackyl launches http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2021/20210406666.shtml Tue, 6 Apr 2021 11:00:46 EST     A new quarterly for firefighters has recently launched. Crackyl, named for the crackling sound of fires that firefighters are too familiar with, will focus on lifestyle and health issues that are important to firefighters and those who share their lives. Content will span from health to finance, relationships to stress management, and fitness.   Time sells four covers as NFTs for $500k http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2021/20210406663.shtml Tue, 6 Apr 2021 05:41:09 EST     Time Magazine recently sold four iconic digital magazine covers as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) for almost $500,000 US in cryptocurrency. The auction took place in late March on the NFT marketplace SuperRare.   The four covers include the famous “Is God Dead?” artwork from 1966. That was followed up more recently with the “Is Truth Dead?” treatment during Donald Trump’s presidency. Torstar acquired Cineplex magazine http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2021/20210406659.shtml Tue, 6 Apr 2021 17:51:23 EST     Torstar Corporation has entered into a long-term partnership with Cineplex, in which it will acquire publishing and exclusive theatre distribution rights for Cineplex Magazine.   Familiar to most movie goers, when that was still possible, Cineplex Magazine focuses on interviews with movie stars, previews of upcoming feature films and glamour shots from the red carpet.   Under Torstar, the 20-plus year old publication and its digital sibling will continue under the brand, Star Cineplex.   Facebook won't pay news publishers in Canada http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2021/20210406657.shtml Tue, 6 Apr 2021 12:34:01 EST     Facebook Canada has ruled out applying Australia’s model of paying news publishers for content links on its platform. The social media behemoth, however, has not ruled out banning Canadians from sharing news on its platform, which is what it did in Australia before it reached a financial agreement to compensate news publishers.   COVID claims more than 3,000 media jobs http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2021/20210315652.shtml Mon, 15 Mar 2021 16:03:27 EST    The recent closure of HuffPost Canada and HuffPost Quebec came as a shock to many people, but it’s just one of the shakeups in Canada’s media. According to a recently released report from J-Source, more than 3,000 editorial and non-editorial media jobs have been temporarily or permanently cut since the start of the pandemic.