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14 June 2021,     CALAGARY

Alberta Magazine Awards Winners


The Alberta and western provinces magazine industry gathered online on June 3 to honour the winners of the Alberta Magazines Awards hosted by Alberta journalist, author and magazine lover Omar Mouallem.

Awards were presented for excellence in magazine content published in 2020 in 22 Showcase categories and five Achievement award categories, including the out-of-province awards for Best Story from British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

•Edify was named Alberta Magazine of the Year. Judges said the magazine “has built on the success of its long-standing brand Avenue Edmonton to create a familiar yet surprising magazine.”

14 June 2021,     HALIFAX

AJA winners announced


The Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs) also announced the gold and silver winners in the 2020 competition. Here are a few highlights. View all 2020 finalists on the AJA site.


 Magazine Article Gold winners: Tom Cheney/Nick Hawkins, Saltscapes , A dying breed

Best Cover gold winner: Atlantic Books Today: New voices, better world.

Best Profile article gold winner:  Stephen Kimber, Atlantic Business Magazine, CEO of the year.

14 June 2021,     TORONTO

Fashion Magazine, Chatelaine partner up for Beauty Awards


Fashion, Chatelaine and Chåtelaine are collaborating for a reimagined Beauty Awards, the largest in Canada. The new Beauty Awards winners will be featured in a print insert in a spring 2022 issue of each publication.              The winners will be showcased for one year on (coming soon) as well as being featured in a digital article on Fashion, and fr.Châ

14 June 2021,    

New mag for National Indigenous History Month

 To mark National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous

Peoples Day, publishers Owlkids, 4Canoes, and have released The Ojibwe of Great Spirit Island: Celebrating Indigenous Culture Together, a special magazine for kids aged 4 to 12, which is available on Canadian newsstands now.

Created in consultation with Anishinaabe educators, artists, and community members on Manitoulin Island, the 36-page magazine highlights Indigenous stories and teachings, showcases Indigenous art, emphasizes the importance of caring for the environment, and much more.

14 June 2021,     TORONTO

National Magazine Awards Winners 2021


The National Magazine Awards Foundation recently announced its 2021 National Magazine Awards Winners during a live-streamed event.


• Toronto Life is a six-time gold winner, including for the prestigious Magazine Grand Prix, and a two-time silver winner.

• Katherine Laidlaw is the gold winner in both long-form feature writing for “The Long Shadow of Elizabeth Wettlaufer,” published in Chatelaine, and Investigative Reporting for “Heartbreaker,” published in Toronto Life.

29 May 2021,     TORONTO

NMA:B2B Award winners announced


The National Media Awards Foundation announced its NMA:B2B winners across various digital channels, including Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, its own website and its e-newsletter.

Pivot, CPA was the big winner of this year’s awards with six gold medals, including Best Magazine, and two silver medals. Professions Sante took two gold and two silver.

Here are the other gold and silver winners

29 May 2021,     TORONTO

Mike De Souza joining The Narwhal as managing editor


Mike De Souza, has joined The Narwhal as managing editor. He is an energy and environment reporter whose work has been recognized by the Michener Foundation, the National Newspaper Awards, World Press Freedom Canada, and the Canadian Association of Journalists.

De Souza comes to The Narwhal from Global News, where he is currently the managing editor of enterprise and investigations. His journalism career has also included positions at Reuters, Postmedia, the Montreal Gazette and the National Observer.

27 May 2021,     TORONTO

News Media Canada calls for action on Facebook


Jamie Irving, chair of News Media Canada, has issued a statement calling on the federal government to introduce the long-awaited policy to allow publisher to negotiate fairly with Facebook and Google. 
        The statement follows an announcement by Facebook that it had reached short-term arrangements with a few media outlets. It reads, in part:“Yesterday's announcement…underlines the need for the government to follow through urgently on the commitment it has made to curtail the predatory monopoly practices of both Facebook and Google and level the playing field for Canadian news media.

27 May 2021,     TORONTO

Postmedia invests in Wise Publishing


Postmedia has made an equity investment for a minority position in Wise Publishing. The two companies will partner on various initiatives, such as more personal finance content and tools, and will seek to further build the MoneyWise brand. Wise Publishing is a personal finance publisher that runs websites and Traffic, according to the company, can exceed 10 million unique visitors each month.

27 May 2021,     TORONTO

Reno+Décor Magazine expands West


NextHome, a Canadian privately-owned real estate media company, which acquired Homes Publishing Group (HPG) in early summer of 2020, has announced that it is expanding its renovation and decorating title Reno+Decor to the western markets in the fall of 2021.

For over thirty years, Reno+Decor has focused on highlighting Canadian design, renovation, while drawing focus on architectural and décor trends."Content and distribution has focused on the Ontario market.

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