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4 July 2022,    

COPA Call for Entries - Canada Day July 1


 The 2002 Call for Entries for the COPA’s is now open. Canada Day July 1 is a symbolic date for the start of the annual competition. 

The cost is $75 per entry with an early bird rate of $50 per entry that has a deadline of August 19. The deadline for entries is on September 30 on Orange Shirt Day in Canada. You can see the 2002 Rules at this link. 


The COPA’s this year will have blog postings from some of the 2022 Judges so they can share their wisdom with the industry. In addition there will be a series of Digital Ecosystems posting from Martin Seto the COPA producer to update the industry on the ever-changing digital landscape.

29 June 2022,     HAMILTON

New magazine for Hamilton


A new magazine is launching in Hamilton, Ont., to celebrate the city’s arts, culture, food, sports, music, and all things related to the Hammer. Hamilton City Magazine, with print and digital platforms, is co-founded by Jeff Martin. His team includes Meredith MacLeod, Marc Skulnick, Will Vipond Tait and Mark Wu.

            A preview issue is available for review, and regular bi-monthly issues are expected to begin appearing in September. To raise capital for start-up costs, the brand has launched an indiegogo fund hoping to reach $125,000.

29 June 2022,     NEW YORK

Cosmo creates cover with AI


Cosmopolitan claims to have created the first artificially intelligent digital cover working with a technology from Open AI called DALL-E2 and digital artist Karen X. Cheng.

            The AI takes verbal requests from users and then, accessing billions of images stored in its databanks, creates images that are entirely new. According to the magazine, if you type “bear playing a violin on a stage,” DALL-E2 will create it, in any style you choose, whether it be in watercolour, or in the style of van Gogh.

29 June 2022,     NEW YORK

People cuts distribution due to paper shortage


Some subscribers in the U.S. will not receive printed copies of Better Homes & Gardens and People because publisher Dotdash Meridith doesn’t have enough paper.

            The company advised about 7% of its subscriber base they would not be getting printed issues for the coming months, due to a temporary global paper shortage. No word was available about which areas of the country would be affected. Readers were offered digital subscriptions in compensation.

17 June 2022,     HALTON HILLS

Village Media launches HaltonHillsToday


HaltonHillsToday is the latest addition to Village Media’s expanding network of news websites specializing in hyper-local journalism. The website will cover news in Halton Hills, Georgetown, Acton. The editor of the new site is Melanie Hennessey, who will be backed by Mansoor Tanweer, as reporter.

17 June 2022,     TORONTO

Fashion throws a cake party


Just in time for the start of Toronto Pride, Fashion magazine threw a Cake Mix party in early June at Space on King in Toronto. Bringing together "the city’s stylish glitterati, the LGBTQIA2S+ community and cake lovers of all kind," the event featured a giant cake slice sculpture, the most instagram-worthy icing backdrops, an OGX-branded wall of candy floss and a blow-up cover of the Summer issue featuring Symone.

10 June 2022,     CORNWALL, ENGLAND

Vogue pub rebuffs request for name change


Mark Graham with apology letter from Vogue
Mark Graham with apology letter from Vogue
The CBC reports the Vogue, the magazine, has apologized to Vogue, a pub in Cornwall, England, for asking the drinking establishment to stop using the name of risk remedial action. "From one Vogue to another — please accept our apologies," reads the handwritten note from the Conde Nast team to the Star Inn at Vogue.

10 June 2022,     OTTAWA

New editor at CMJ


Tamer Elbokl, new editor of CMJ
Tamer Elbokl, new editor of CMJ
 Tamer Elbokl is the new editor in chief at Canadian Mining Journal. Tamer has over 16 years’ experience in publishing in various roles, including managing editor at Canadian Science Publishing, and scientific editor at National Research Council Canada.


            Elbokl holds a PhD in chemistry from the University of Ottawa and an MSc in materials science. He has also lectured at various universities and worked in research, quality control and process improvement.           

10 June 2022,     TORONTO expands editorial team, has made several changes to its editorial team. Taking the helm as editor is Nick Seebruch. He’s previously worked at Cornwall Seaway News for the past six years, was a freelance reporter for the Alymer Bulletin, and interned at The Glengarry News.

            Other editorial additions include Gabriela Calugay-Casuga as labour beat reporter, Mick Sweetman as community editor, Stephanie Davoli as digital engagement producer, and Jillian Piper as audience engagement editor.

10 June 2022,     TORONTO

The Walrus tops National Magazine Awards


The National Magazine Awards were handed out in early June during a virtual ceremony hosted by journalist Kelly Boutsalis. Here are the highlights:


The Walrus, the top winner overall, took home five awards — four Gold and one Silver

Maclean’s received four Gold awards, including for Best Magazine: News, Business, General Interest.

Air Canada enRoute won Best Magazine: Service & Lifestyle.

• For the second year in a row, Broadview was named Best Magazine: Special Interest.

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