Canadian Magazine Industry News
21 May 2015,     TORONTO

Exploring the strength of Canada’s magazine market

“While it is popular for media outlets to announce that “print is dead,” this is not the case whatsoever in Canada—2013 saw a steep increase in print magazine launches from 2012, making it the best year yet since the economic downturn of the recession in 2009.”

In a Talking New Media guest column, Amanda Raponi Hart, the information centre manager for Magazines Canada, has given an optimistic forecast of Canada’s magazine industry.

20 May 2015,     TORONTO

Today’s Parent remembers Tracy Chappell

“Tracy, in many ways, was the soul of Today’s  Parent. We’re not sure how we’re going to publish this magazine without her.”

Tracy Chappell, senior editor at Today’s Parent passed away on Monday unexpectedly in her sleep. Chappell was 41 years old, and leaves behind her husband Sean and two young daughters. Visit the Today’s Parent website to learn more about Chappell’s life through the eyes of her colleagues.

Tracy Chappell was with Today’s Parent for 14 years.

20 May 2015,     TORONTO

Movie Entertainment magazine marks a milestone

Movie Entertainment magazine is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a revamped cover. The June 2015 issue will feature Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who is currently promoting his new HBO comedy. Bell Media Agency is responsible for designing the magazine’s new modern logo.

 Left to right: The former layout (May 2005 issue), the new modern look (June 2015 issue)

14 May 2015,     TORONTO

TC Media enters into a strategic partnership with LC Média

TC Media, already the owner of, has entered into a strategic partnership with LC Média-owned The Car Guide/Guide de l’auto website, and

This agreement will double the reach of TC’s digital automobile network to a total of 1,530,000 unique visitors, generating 9,695,000 page views per month. Its network will now include six well-known car sites:,,,, and Management of the website has also been transferred to LC Média.

12 May 2015,     TORONTO

The Walrus Foundation announces the fourth annual Walrus Poetry Prize

The fourth annual Walrus Poetry Prize competition has been announced. Walrus poetry editor Damian Rogers will judge the contest along with Canadian poet Sue Sinclair.

“I’m excited to be working with the wonderful poet Sue Sinclair,” Rogers said, “and I’m looking forward to discovering many new voices throughout the process. I’m continually amazed by the depth and range of poetics in Canada.”

8 May 2015,     TORONTO

Canadian Living releases first-ever beauty cover

Known for its palate-teasing food covers, Canadian Living has decided to give subscribers something different—a beauty cover featuring Canadian actor and health advocate Lisa Ray. The newsstand cover features a chocolate cake.


7 May 2015,     TORONTO

Consolidated Media Reports released for nine Rogers publications

The Alliance for Audited Media has released Consolidated Media Reports (CMR) for nine Rogers Media business publications, including several French titles—the first time any French-language publication has published this type of report.

“We’re pleased to participate in AAM’s Consolidated Media Reports as it verifies our audience across print and digital platforms for all our business to business publishing brands,” Steve Maich, senior vice president, publishing, Rogers Media, said. “We see this as being important for advertisers and agencies to fully understand in a transparent manner the total qualified audience our business to business brands impact today and in the future.”

6 May 2015,     TORONTO

Call for entries for the 2015 COPA Awards

Entries are now being accepted for the 2015 Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPA) awards. Any company or organization that produces for the digital medium in Canada can submit the best work from its writers, editors, graphic designers, photographers and more, into the 15 categories. 


5 May 2015,     TORONTO

Magazines Canada secures government funding for Ontario magazines

In February, Magazines Canada learned that the Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit (OIDMTC) would be revised due to provincial fiscal challenges. Foreseeing the potential impact these cuts could have to Ontario’s magazines, Magazines Canada searched for alternatives to present to the government and came up with two potential solutions—which the government responded too.

Magazines Canada recommended two options. Option 1 was to revise the existing tax credit to achieve the efficiency demanded by government while retaining a magazine eligibility. Option 2 was to redesign and increase investment in OMDC funding programs.

4 May 2015,     TORONTO

The nominees are in for the 38th annual NMAs

The National Magazine Award Foundation (NMAF) has announced the finalists for its annual awards. Over 200 Canadian print and digital magazines submitted work this year, in both official languages. The NMAF says they have seen an increase in participation from Quebec and Alberta magazines, and from literary and arts magazines through the recently announced NMAF Small Magazine Rebate program.

 The publications in the running for Magazine of the Year

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