Canadian Magazine Industry News
4 February 2016,     SIMCOE, ON

Annex sells two magazines to American publisher

Annex Business Media has sold two of its publications, Canadian Metalworking and Canadian Fabricating & Welding, to Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA) in the U.S.
 
"This acquisition is all about us delivering on our mission to advocate for the growth and sustainability of the North American metal processing, forming, fabricating, and welding industries," FMA president Ed Youdell, said.

4 February 2016,     ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL

The AAM implements new category to monitor digital magazine programs

 
The Alliance for Audited Media (AAM), a nonprofit founded by the Association of National Advertisers to ensure media transparency and trust, is implementing a new circulation category called Multi-Title Digital Programs. The new category is meant to reflect the growth of unlimited access digital magazine programs, such as the Texture app from Next Issue Media. The new category will be included in the June 2016 AAM reports covering the first six months of the year.

3 February 2016,     TORONTO

The Ryerson Review of Journalism lives on

J-source is reporting that the print version of the Ryerson Review of Journalism (RRJ) will continue to be published, after discussions were held surrounding the role of print and other platforms in the publications future.

The magazine currently has about 300 print subscriptions and sells almost 200 copies on newsstands. It is also distributed for free across Canada.

3 February 2016,     VANCOUVER, B.C.

Explore celebrates 35 years

Explore, a national lifestyle magazine that provides information and inspiration for active Canadians with a love for the outdoors, is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. 

Published by My Passion Media, Explore is thanking it readers for the support with a price rollback to the magazine’s 1981 rate of $10.00 a year.
 
Throughout the yearlong celebration, the publication will offer 25 grand prizes, an increased distribution of 35,000 copies and four free e-books including the 35 best and most beautiful hike locations and the 35 best camping locations in Canada.
 

29 January 2016,     TORONTO

Cineplex Magazine switches to recycled paper

 
Cineplex Magazine and Le Magazine Cineplex has teamed up with Canopy, an environmental not-for-profit organization, in a move that will lead to a more environmentally friendly publication.

From now on both publications will be printed on 100 per cent recycled paper with 85 per cent post-consumer content. The paper is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and will carry Canopy’s Ancient Forest Friendly (AFF) logo.

25 January 2016,     TORONTO

Rogers Media to cut approximately 200 jobs

Rogers Media will cut four per cent of its workforce, beginning in February. The changes will affect those in conventional TV, radio, publishing and back-office positions. As in previous cuts, the Rogers 3.0 plan was cited as a factor for making the changes. The Rogers Media statement, tweeted by Globe reporter Christine Dobby, says the cuts will help position Rogers for continued success and future growth while helping to effectively manage costs. The statement reads:

25 January 2016,     HALIFAX

One week left to enter the AJAs

There is one week left for journalists in Atlanta Canada to submit their work for this year’s Atlantic Journalism Awards. Online entries will be accepted until February 1, at midnight.

There are 28 categories this year, including Best Page Presentation, Best Multimedia and the newly added Best Community Newspaper News Story. Nearly 350 entries were received last year and reviewed by 80 judges from the industry.

21 January 2016,    

Canadian Scrapbooker re-brands as Creative Scrapbooker

The dynamic duo that launched Canadian Scrapbooker 10 years ago has announced that they are changing the magazine’s name to Creative Scrapbooker.

 Left to right: The Canadian cover, the U.S. cover, the former cover layout

21 January 2016,     TORONTO

The CSME presents : The best free online tools for editors

The Canadian Society of Magazine Editors (CSME) is hosting an event on Feb. 3, to teach editors about The Best Free Online Tools they might not be using. Guests will learn how to schedule posts for social media, create GIF files, edit photos, analyze social engagement and effectively organize their brand.

Lauren Reyes-Grange, a digital marketer and strategist, and Graham Scott, the digital managing editor for Canadian Business, will be the speakers for the evening, doling out tips and advice from personal experiences.

20 January 2016,     TORONTO

Canadian Business Media Awards accepting entries

The Canadian Business Media Awards—formerly known as the KRW Awards—is accepting entries for this year’s celebration. Work published in 2015 can be submitted until the call for entries closes on Feb. 16. The early-bird deadline is Feb.8 

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