Canadian Magazine Industry News
29 September 2011,     TORONTO
Second-round COPA finalists released; conference registration open
The second and final set of finalists in the 2011 Canadian Online Publishing Awards includes another 50 titles or organizations receiving 82 nods. The leaders in this round include Cyberpresse (seven nominations), Edmonton Journal and Toronto Star (six nominations each) in the newspaper division, while Fashion and Truck News (three nominations each) lead the magazine categories. Online-only title Toronto Standard takes four nominations in this round.

The first round of finalists was released earlier this week and included 68 online and digital titles. To download a complete list of finalists from all divisions and all categories (PDF file), click here.

COPA winners will be announced Monday, Oct. 24 at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto. Online event registration opens today.

This year, the awards ceremony—hosted by CBC Radio’s Nora Young—will be preceded by a new one-day conference for editorial-based digital publishers, also at the Gladstone Hotel. COPA+ will feature keynote presentations, panel sessions, networking events and a vendor market.

Full passes to the conference are $259 before Oct. 14 or $289 afterwards, and include lunch and tickets to the COPA awards event. Click here for a full conference schedule, speakers and all registration options.

The Canadian Online Publishing Awards are produced by Masthead and sponsors include:
Gold: ABCinteractive, CCAB div. of BPA Worldwide, Cornerstone Group of Companies
Silver: Mygazines
Bronze: Texterity

Second-round Finalists listed in alphabetical order

First set of finalists released here

BEST ONLINE-ONLY SITE
Red Division (Consumer Magazines)
Frugalbits.com
OpenFile
Plaisirssante.ca
rabble.ca
sweetspot.ca
TheStyleSpy.com
TORO Magazine
Toronto Standard
Torontoist
UrbanMommies
Blue Division (B-to-B Magazines)
Canadian Investment Review
Cheap Shrimp: Hidden Costs
ITBusiness.ca
Sparksheet
theheart.org
Green Division (Newspapers/Broadcasters)
CBCNews.ca
RedNation Online: Your Canadian Soccer Magazine
The Tyee
Vancouver Observer

BEST VIDEO/MULTIMEDIA FEATURE
Red Division (Consumer Magazines)
Canadianart.ca
ELLEQuebec.com
Fashion Magazine – Ari Seth Cohen
Fashion Magazine – The Fashion Experiment
Femmes de parole/Rogers
Magic Santa/Sympatico.ca
Snowsportsculture
Sympatico.ca Autos
The Observer/United Church Observer
Toronto Standard
Blue Division (B-to-B Magazines)
ITBusiness.ca
TheThunderbird.ca
TruckNews.com – Beer Run
TruckNews.com – Fergus
TruckNews.com – Michelin
Green Division (Newspaper/Broadcasters)
CBC News - Exile Without End: Palestinians in Lebanon
National Film Board - Gods Lake Narrows
National Film Board - Welcome to Pine Point
Edmonton Journal – Dodgeball
Edmonton Journal – Federal Election
Edmonton Journal – Slave Lake
The Globe and Mail - Inside Hamas
This Land/National Film Board
Winnipeg Free Press
BEST NEWS COVERAGE
Red Division (Consumer Magazines)
Fashion Magazine
rabble.ca
Torontoist
Blue Division (B-to-B Magazines)
Advisor.ca
IT World Canada
Mortgage Broker News
Quill & Quire
University Affairs
Green Division (Newspapers/Broadcasters)
CBC News - Canada Votes
Cyberpresse – Arab Spring
Cyberpresse – City Hall
Edmonton Journal
Nationalpost.com
The Globe and Mail - news site
The Tyee
Thestar.com – Arab Awakening
Thestar.com – G20
Winnipeg Free Press

BEST BLOG
Red Division (Consumer Magazines)
Canadianliving.com
Lactualite.com
Ottawa Magazine – City Bites
Reader’s Digest Canada
Regret the Error
Spacing Toronto
Toronto Standard – Bert Archer
Toronto Standard – Ivor Tossell
Torontoist
Walrusmagazine.com
Blue Division (B-to-B Magazines)
Dr. Sharma’s Obesity Notes/University of Alberta
Margin Notes blog/University Affairs magazine
ProfessionSante.ca/Rogers Publishing
Reportr.net/UBC Graduate School of Journalism
Sparksheet/Spafax Interactive
Green Division (Newspapers/Broadcasters)
AOL Canada - Spinner
CBCNews.ca Your Community Blog   
Cyberpresse – La mere
Cyberpresse – Rondelle Libre
I’m The It Girl   
Montreal Gazette - Andy Riga’s Metropolitan News
The Globe and Mail - Economy Lab
Thestar.com – Doug Smith
Thestar.com – Photo Blog
Thestar.com – The Spin

BEST CROSS-PLATFORM INITIATIVE
Red Division (Consumer Magazines)
Coupdepouce.com
Ontario Tourism
The Hockey News
Todaysparent.com
Toronto Life
Blue Division (B-to-B Magazines)
Canadian Occupational Safety
CIO Canada Brainstorm Centre
Green Division (Newspapers/Broadcasters)
CBC News - Canada Votes
Cyberpresse – Federal Election
Cyberpresse - Flood
Edmonton Journal – Taste Alberta
Edmonton Journal – Twitchell
Nationalpost.com – How We Met
Nationalpost.com – Long Road
Thespec.com/Hamilton Spectator
Thestar.com/The Toronto Star
Winnipeg Free Press
 
To download the complete list of finalists in all divisions and categories, click here.
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