MastheadOnline News RSS http://www.mastheadonline.com/rss/news.php MastheadOnline RSS en-us Fri, 14 Aug 2020 23:25:23 UTC Fri, 14 Aug 2020 19:22:37 EST http://www.mastheadonline.com circulation@masthead.ca webmaster@northisland.ca Postmedia Revenue Down By 25% http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200804849.shtml Tue, 4 Aug 2020 13:16:52 EST Canada's largest newspaper publisher Postmeia , which owns the National Post, Vancouver Province, London Free Press, Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette, Sun Newspapers and other newspapers. reported a net loss for the three months ending May 31 of $13.8 million. Print advertising fell $23.7 million or 36.6 per cent to about $41 million in the quarter, while digital revenue dropped $10.7 million or 32.5 per cent to about $22 million. The Coast Print Edition is Back http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200804815.shtml Tue, 4 Aug 2020 17:17:10 EST First printed edition in four months Halifax's alternative weekly newspaper, The Coast, released its first print edition in nearly four months . The  Hot Summer Guide was available in  newsstands across the Halifax area in early July. It's the first printed copy of the publication since March when The Coast laid off 11 full-time staff members and moved online.The Coast claims the pandemic has proven hyper-local coverage is more important than ever. Publishers Hacked By Photographer/Illustrator http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200804774.shtml Tue, 4 Aug 2020 17:16:59 EST       Email to publishers with link to malware.  In a  recent scam publishers are being hacked by a person claiming to be a photographer/illustrator. They send a email claiming the publisher has used one of their  copyrighted images . They provide a link to the supposed copyrighted images that is really a link to malware. So far no publishers have reported any Trojan Horses, ransom ware or spyware. The hacker treatens to contact the publishers hosting provider.  Narcity Adds 14 More Staff http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200804737.shtml Tue, 4 Aug 2020 17:16:38 EST Emily Anne Epstein new Editor in Chief Narcity Media has named Bustle & Atlantic Alum Emily Anne Epstein Editor in Chief. Emily is an award-winning journalist and strategist and her new position comes following Narcity’s recent announcement that the company seen 55 per cent growth in readership in Q2 2020 compared to Q2 2019 and that it is in the process of growing it’s team, hiring 14 new positions across all departments as it further expands across North America. COPAs to Chronicle the Covid-19 Pandemic http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200730699.shtml Thu, 30 Jul 2020 16:28:10 EST   The COPAs this year has an unique opportunity to chronicle a moment in history with the Awards program. The Covid-19 News category, that is free to enter, will be the vehicle to chronicle this moment is history for students and historians. All the entries will be published on the COPA website and archived for the world to see. Each publisher can enter one free entry, but can submit additional entries if they wish with a paid ones.   Annex Innovates It's Events Business http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200721745.shtml Tue, 21 Jul 2020 12:46:33 EST Annex virtual conference Annex Business Media  has adapted to the unexpected disruption to their business model caused by Covid-19. Annex, the largest B2B publisher in Canada with over 64 B2B tittles and produces 35 industry events like conferences, trade shows, webinars and table top events. Well all their events are now cancelled and they had to quickly rethink this source of revenue. Government Final Covid-19 Funding For News Organizations http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200719216.shtml Sun, 19 Jul 2020 13:47:43 EST   Heritage Minister Guilbeault has announced the final details of the federal government's  disbursement of the $500-million fund to support arts, culture, and media, announced earlier this year. This final component of Phase 2 of the COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations will be distributed through grants and contributions as follows: Call For Entries - Canadian Online Publishing Awards http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200702892.shtml Thu, 2 Jul 2020 17:29:30 EST   The 2020 Canadian Online Publishing Awards Call for Entries opened on Canada Day this year on July 1. The COPAs are entering its 12th year and has become a high profile industry showcase of Canadian publishing and has become a badge of honour for all the winners.  Ban of Facebook Ads to Stop the Spread of Hate http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200702549.shtml Martin Seto Thu, 2 Jul 2020 21:51:54 EST     In response to Facebook’s repeated failure to meaningfully address the vast proliferation of hate on its platforms, six organizations today announced a new campaign, #StopHateforProfit, that asks large Facebook advertisers to show they will not support a company that puts profit over safety. ADL (the Anti-Defamation League), the NAACP, Sleeping Giants, Color Of Change, Free Press and Common Sense have created a coalition of the nation’s most storied civil rights organizations calling for some of the world’s largest corporations to pause advertising on Facebook during the month of July 2020. Access Copyright Appeals Decision To The Supreme Court http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200622987.shtml Mon, 22 Jun 2020 06:44:10 EST   Represents Publishers and writers Access Copyright filed an application with the Supreme Court of Canada for leave to appeal the  decision of the Federal Court of Appeal in the legal action between the organization and York University. Access Copyright claims The Court of Appeal’s decision has the potential to irreparably harm creators and publishers by increasing the complexity and cost for them to receive compensation Covid-19 and Paper http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200619997.shtml Fri, 19 Jun 2020 21:05:05 EST   The COVID-19 pandemic has raised questions about the lifespan of the virus on a variety of surfaces, including paper and paper-based packaging products. Some service providers are capitalizing on consumer uncertainty by suggesting or requiring that their customers go paperless for safety reasons.There is no proof of this.  A study published in the May 2020 issue of The Lancet reported on the stability of Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2) on various surfaces in different environmental conditions. Network For Online Advertising For Newspapers http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200617054.shtml Thu, 18 Jun 2020 13:12:41 EST     News Media Canada has announced the launch of the Maple Network Exchange (MNE), a first-of-its-kind initiative for the organization. MNE offers premium Canadian advertising inventory to Canadian marketers, governments and businesses through a convenient self-serve platform. The platform provides end-to-end transparency on media dollars, using credible Canadian sites. Magazines In Canada Report http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200616036.shtml Tue, 16 Jun 2020 16:27:54 EST   Statista has come out with a report "Magazines in Canada ". In general, the magazine market in North America is declining. The number of magazine readers in Canada have been decreasing since 2014, falling from 17.2 million down to 15.9 in 2016. In the same period, revenues from newsstand sales sank by over 79 million U.S. dollars. A reason for this decline could be that consumption among younger audiences is lower than that of older generations. Editors To Be Replaced By AI Software http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200616024.shtml Tue, 16 Jun 2020 11:59:13 EST   According to the British Guardian dozens of journalists have been sacked after Microsoft decided to replace them with artificial intelligence software. Staff who maintain the news homepages on Microsoft’s MSN website and its Edge browser  have been told that they will be no longer be required because robots can now do their jobs. Around 27 individuals employed by PA Media – formerly the Press Association Homes Publishing Sells Renovation Contractor http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200616993.shtml Tue, 16 Jun 2020 06:04:42 EST     Renovation Contractor magazine has been acquired by Annex Business Media, Canada’s largest business media company. Purchased from the Homes Publishing Group, the brand will be added to Annex’s light construction media group. The group included Glass Canada, Canadian Rental Service, Fenestration Review, and Canadian Contractor, and is led by publisher Danielle Labrie.