MastheadOnline News RSS http://www.mastheadonline.com/rss/news.php MastheadOnline RSS en-us Thu, 25 Apr 2019 04:36:04 UTC Thu, 25 Apr 2019 00:30:14 EST http://www.mastheadonline.com circulation@masthead.ca webmaster@northisland.ca Scott Jamieson is Appointed COO of Annex http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2019/20190408896.shtml Mon, 8 Apr 2019 19:50:26 EST Scott Jamieson Chief Operating Officer of Annex Annex Business Media has appointed Scott Jamieson as chief operating officer (COO). Reporting to president and CEO Mike Fredericks, Jamieson will work with the executive team as Annex continues to expand into new business areas and opportunities. Jamieson has extensive media experience, starting his career as an editor in Southam’s forestry group in Montreal, followed by just over a decade as an independent publisher of three forestry publications. He joined Annex through acquisition in 2004,  most recently helping to build out the event business The 2019 Canadian Online Publishing Awards enter its 11th year with a new division for Ethnic Media http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2019/20190408587.shtml Mon, 8 Apr 2019 16:05:29 EST       The COPAs are now entering it 11th year and will be introducing a new division this year for Ethnic Media to reflect Canada’s multi-cultural society. This new division's catgeories will be announced on May 1 when the 2019 Categories will be released with the call for entries beginning May 13. Apple News Service Reaches 1.4 Billion Devices http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2019/20190331969.shtml Sun, 31 Mar 2019 23:57:28 EST Canadian publishers get on board Apple's new subscription service includes brings  over 300 American and Canadian magazines, newspapers and digital publishers  within the Apple News® app. Available in the US and Canada, Apple News+ subscribers can access current and past issues and individual articles from Canadian publications such as Chatelaine,Maclean's, Cottage Life, Toronto Life, Hockey News, Toronto Star and La Presse.The Apple News Format promises greater interactivity with readers, such as letting them respond to calls to action in digital magazine ads. The tradeoff from the subscription service is clear, publications  appear on Apple News Plus, with distribution on 1.4 Rogers Sells Magazines To St. Joseph http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2019/20190321093.shtml Wed, 20 Mar 2019 22:48:02 EST Circulation of over 500,00 St. Joseph Communications  has bought the magazine division of Rogers.  Titles such as Maclean's, Chatelaine, Hello Canada and Today's Parents will be joining St. Joseph's publishing division. All 126 staff of Rogers Magazine division  will be offered a position at St. Joseph. The deal includes both English and French editions. Digital publications Canadian Business and Flare are included.  Access Copyright Fight Goes To Federal Court of Appeal http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2019/20190311886.shtml Fri, 15 Mar 2019 22:10:05 EST Representing Publishers and Writers York University Appeal hearing: Access Copyright Legal team appeared before the Federal Court of Appeal in Ottawa on March 5 and 6 for the appeal hearing in the legal action between Access Copyright and York University. Access Copyright defending the interests of Canadian creators and publishers. MagsWest 21 Speakers Get High Ratings http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2019/20190311861.shtml Mon, 11 Mar 2019 23:53:09 EST One of 17 sessions MagsWest conference had  about eighty delegates registered over the three days, attendees rated most of the 17 sessions and 21 speakers very highly. Of special note were Sarah Hoyles’ Podcasting intensive (“Really engaging. So many takeaways!!” “Really awesome that you got to try out what she was talking about”), Ian MacKenzie’s The Art of Crowdfunding workshop (“Best session of the conference”), RICARDO Kills English Magazine http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2019/20190227031.shtml Wed, 27 Feb 2019 21:44:14 EST   Distribution costs and internet advertising problems RICARDO english magazine’s Spring issue will be it's last issue. The  subscription base is growing and had won a lot of awards, also  received  public and industry recognition.There are two main reasons for our decision. Firstly, the significant distribution cost to different points of sale across Canada is too high for a small publisher. In addition, the revenue previously generated by Canadian magazine advertising has migrated to media such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft. Cambridge Times Reduces Print Editions http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2019/20190217945.shtml Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:45:24 EST   The Cambridge Times will no longer produce a Tuesday print edition and instead focus on news delivered several times a day, seven days a week on CambridgeTimes.ca. They will continue to produce and deliver a print edition every Thursday. The  decision to consolidate the print editions was taken after  feedback from advertisers, readers and staff. Facebook Launches a Magazine in Print http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2019/20190217937.shtml Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:45:57 EST Facebook print magazine, only in England Facebook the worlds major player on  social media and online is joining the print magazine  industry with the launch of GROW, a quarterly magazine aimed at Business owners. It is   only available in the UK. With the appearance of a magazine , Facebook does not to call it a “magazine.”  Its format is  a magazine, including interviews with leading business figures. Grow is designed as a thought leadership platform that shines a light on people, B2B Awards Launch By National Magazine Awards http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2019/20190201860.shtml Fri, 1 Feb 2019 15:46:42 EST Now moving into B2B awards The National Media Awards Foundation, a bilingual charity that facilitates Canadian journalism awards programs, has announce the inaugural National Magazine Awards: B2B. B2B creators and publishers will be recognized through the NMA: B2B annual awards program. B2B awards will recognize excellence in 19 categories, including recognition for achievement in personal and company profiles, trade First Joint Story By Reader's Digest and United Church Observer http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2019/20190201646.shtml Fri, 1 Feb 2019 10:06:58 EST   Reader’s Digest Canada and The United Church Observer have unveil their first joint effort—a account of the July 2018 rescue of the White Helmets, Syria’s  volunteer first responders.  In August 2018,veteran journalist Sally Armstrong and photographer Peter Bregg travelled to Jordan and Israel to learn about the people and planning behind the secret Canadian-led international operation that saved 422 lives Postmedia Print Revenue Continues To Decline http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2019/20190120983.shtml Sun, 20 Jan 2019 11:16:59 EST Postmedia's Flagship Publication Revenue for the quarter was $171.3 million as compared to $189.0 million in the same period in the prior year, a decrease of $17.7 million or 9.4%. The revenue decline was primarily due to decreases in print advertising revenue of $14.0 million or 15.4% and print circulation revenue of $4.6 million or 7.9%. Tabbies B2B Magazine Awards Call For Entries http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2019/20190120971.shtml Sun, 20 Jan 2019 08:20:00 EST   International B2B Magazine Awards The Tabbies international b2b magazine competition encompasses 18 categories, and is open to English-language business-to-business publications around the world that are published at least three times per year.The Tabbies allows all b2b editors, publishers and art directors the opportunity to have their best work judged by their international peers. Publications need not be  international , Blue Ant Buys The Baby Shows http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2019/20190118097.shtml Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:37:13 EST Cottage Life another Blue Ant Media brand Blue Ant Media announced  that it will be expanding its Canadian consumer show business with the acquisition of The Baby Shows, which take place in Toronto in Spring and Fall at the Enercare Centre. The shows adds to the company’s portfolio of consumer events across Canada, which include the Spring and Fall Cottage Life Shows in Toronto, the Ottawa Cottage Life and Backyard Show, the Edmonton Cottage Life and Cabin Show and the Seasons Christmas Show in Toronto. Call For Entries Canadian Journalism Foundation Awards http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2019/20190118078.shtml Thu, 17 Jan 2019 08:20:06 EST     Canadian Journalism Foundation  awards honouring significant contributions to journalism and to provide fellowship opportunities for early-career journalists.  Take a look, make a submission or nomination, and share with friends and colleagues whose work and talent deserve to be recognized.The awards include: CJF Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism, CJF Lifetime Achievement Award,