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2 August 2022,     TORONTO

Long serving Ski Canada editor goes part time

 

 
Ski Canada has announced some staff changes. Iain MacMillan a long-sitting ski magazine editor in the world, is moving to a part-time position as editor in chief of Ski Canada magazine after 29 years at the helm, and two years as managing editor. He'll be writing a regular column, along with other writing duties and consulting work.

            Lori Knowles and Ian Merringer are assuming co-editor roles. Managing editor Anne Slade retired also retired last winter after more than four decades with the title.

2 August 2022,     TORONTO

Kim Coles new ED at Magazines Canada

 

Kim Coles, new ED at Magazines Canada
Kim Coles, new ED at Magazines Canada
Kim Coles has been named the executive director of Magazines Canada. She assumes her role in early September.

 

            With over 22 years working with the federal public sector and the non-profit world, Coles is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) with the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE). She specializes in working with small organizations to stabilize and modernize their operations.

25 July 2022,     TORONTO

Village Media launches news aggregator

 

 
Village Media, owners of a network of sites dedicated to local news, has launched villagereport.ca, a news aggregator with national and international stories.

            In addition to a curated Village Picks column, the site also includes a news feed from other Canadian media outlets. The site is currently free of ads and free of charge.

25 July 2022,     TORONTO

Postmedia signs with Google News

 

 
Postmedia reports it has signed a deal with Google for payment of its articles that are used on the tech giant’s news platforms.

            Postmedia, owners of the National Post, joins other publishers who have signed on to Google News Showcase, the company’s content licensing program. According to Google, more than 1,500 publishers are participating, including the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail, in addition to many smaller publishers.

            The platform is similar to Apple News+, but it doesn’t charge a user fee for access. Google has invested more than US$1 billion in the program.

25 July 2022,     TORONTO

New Toronto hub for magazine lovers

 

From shedoesthecity.com, a blog aimed at young women in Toronto, comes news that there’s a new hub for magazine enthusiasts.

            Nicola Hamilton, a self-described print lover, has launched Issues, a one of kind boutique for magazine lovers in the Dundas St. W area. The store carries mainstream titles and a curated selection of independent niche titles from around the globe. She’s also selling magazines online and shipping Canada wide

25 July 2022,     LONDON, ENGLAND

Cosmo experiments with the metaverse

 

Hearst UK is building a metaverse experience for Cosmopolitan in the gaming world of Roblox and creating a virtual influencer for Elle UK.

            It has rebranded its events arm, Heast Live, as Hearst X and is aiming to create more immersive digital experiences using lessons it learned during the COVID pandemic and new technology that’s come to the fore.

14 July 2022,     TORONTO

New finance head at Annex Business Media

 

 
Adam Reiterowski has joined Annex Business Media as vice president of finance and administration. In addition to his role Reiterowski also joins Annex’s leadership team as they continue to grow and expand the business, Annex said in a press release.

            Prior to Annex, Reiterowski worked in private equity, banking, real estate, and forensic accounting. He also spent seven years in the Canadian Armed Forces - Army Reserve before starting his career in finance.

13 July 2022,     TORONTO

Report: Google tries to undermine Bill C-18

 

 
The Logic has published its investigation into Google efforts to undermine Bill C-18, which would compel it to pay news organizations for using their content. The story takes a close look at how Google has tried to foment opposition to the bill, beyond official lobbying activities.

13 July 2022,     TORONTO

Postmedia revenue up in third quarter

 

 
Postmedia reported revenue of $120.6 million for the third quarter ended May 31, compared to $111.7 in the same period last year. The results include the acquisition of BNI, the parcel delivery service it purchased from J.D. Irving.

            Without the BNI purchase, revenue for the quarter was $109.2 million, down$2.5 million from last year. The decline was primarily due to lower print circulation revenue of$4.5 million and print advertising revenue of $1.6 million.

            An increase in digital revenue partly of $2.5 million partly offset the print-related losses.

4 July 2022,    

COPA Call for Entries - Canada Day July 1

 

 The 2002 Call for Entries for the COPA’s is now open. Canada Day July 1 is a symbolic date for the start of the annual competition. 

The cost is $75 per entry with an early bird rate of $50 per entry that has a deadline of August 19. The deadline for entries is on September 30 on Orange Shirt Day in Canada. You can see the 2002 Rules at this link. 

 

The COPA’s this year will have blog postings from some of the 2022 Judges so they can share their wisdom with the industry. In addition there will be a series of Digital Ecosystems posting from Martin Seto the COPA producer to update the industry on the ever-changing digital landscape.
 

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