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28 April 2021,     NEW YORK

NYT retires “Op-Ed”

 

 
After coining the phrase and using it for half a century, The New York Times is retiring the term Op-Ed, another victim of the digitization of the paper. The first Op-Ed page, named because it ran opposite the editorial page, appeared in 1970. It was meant to showcase ideas and arguments from any points on the political, social and cultural spectrums, and to discuss public problems.

28 April 2021,     VICTORIA

Portal turns 30

 

 
Vancouver Island University’s student-run magazine, Portal, is celebrating its 30th birthday with its largest issue ever at 108 pages.

The title began life as The Stump and was produced by VIU’s creative writing club. In 1991, the name was changed to Portal and it became a student-run magazine. Today, it’s a full-colour publication with national distribution and is a member of Magazines Canada.

28 April 2021,     MONTREAL

Elle Decoration Canada debuts

 

 
Elle Decoration Canada, sister title to Elle Canada, recently released its first issue, showcasing inspiring interiors, avant-garde trends, design hotspots and pro tips from Canadian and international creators.

    Elle Decoration Canada is published by KO Media, publisher of Vero since 2015. In 2019, the company bought Elle Quebec and Elle Canada.

    The new issue appeared on the stands and on Apple News+ on April 19. Copies are also available to order on the KO Media site.

22 April 2021,     TORONTO

Realscreen names Andrew Jeffrey news editor

Andrew Jeffrey
Andrew Jeffrey

Realscreen, a Brunico-owned brand that covers the non-fiction/unscripted screen content industry, has appointed Andrew Jeffrey to its editorial team as news editor.

Jeffrey comes to Realscreen after most recently working for the CBC in Edmonton, where he was a reporter and associate producer. Prior to the CBC, he worked as a reporter for the StarMetro Calgary.

19 April 2021,     TORONTO

Postmedia achieves $700,000 Q2 profit; 21% revenues drop

 

 
Postmedia reported $700,000 in net profits in its second quarter, ended February 28, compared to a 21% revenue slide. Revenue for the period totalled $106 million, down from $134.2 million at the same time last year, before COVID-19. Its profit compares to a net loss of $12.8 million last year.

19 April 2021,     TORONTO

Michelle Allison to lead Agriculture Group at Annex

 

Michelle Allison
Michelle Allison
Michelle Allison has been named Group Publisher of Annex Business
 
Media’s Agriculture Group. She will be responsible for the following B2B media brands: Top Crop Manager West, Top Crop Manager East, Potatoes in Canada, Manure Manager, Drainage Contractor, Fruit & Vegetable, and Canadian Poultry

Allison joined Annex and its Agriculture Group in 2014. With diplomas in both business and agri-business, she is well respected in the ag marketing world and will continue to manage several of Top Crop Manager’s largest accounts.

19 April 2021,    

Zoomer Media leads in women employment

 

 
The Globe and Mail has identified Zoomer Media as one of the top employer of women in its annual survey of gender diversity. Amid hundreds of Canadian corporations, the newspaper identified seven with significant numbers of female executives, where an average of 44% of the leadership roles were held by women.

Zoomer Media claims 64% of women executives which puts it behind only four other companies nationally and number-one among all public traded media companies.

14 April 2021,     TORONTO

- COPA 2021 Call for Judges

 
The Canadian Online Publishing Awards has now started its 2021 Awards program with a public call for judges that is now open to interested individuals. An Invitation to be part of the Best in CanadaThis is a volunteer position and all judging is done online.

COPA Judges Registration LInk

The 2021 program schedule has been released to see who is the Best in Canada this year.

12 April 2021,     TORONTO

Annex acquires Food in Canada

 

 
Annex Business Media Inc. has acquired Food in Canada from Glacier FarmMedia. Food in Canada is a B2B media brand targeting the food processing sector nationwide. The brand becomes part of Annex’s diversified manufacturing media group, which now includes 19 brands.

“Food in Canada fits very well into our existing portfolio of manufacturing brands, including synergies with such brands as Canadian Packaging and Bakers Journal,” says Annex chief operating officer Scott Jamieson. “It will also benefit from some significant operational and market synergies, making for an exciting addition.”

12 April 2021,     TORONTO

Broadview wins top awards for faith-based publishing

 

Broadview magazine and Broadview.org won three top honours from two faith-based journalism associations.

In early April the Canadian Christian Communicators Association gave Broadview two awards: General Excellence in Print – Magazine  and General Excellence in Website Design The Associated Chuch Press, a North America-wide association for mainline Christian journalism, gave Broadview Best in Class: National/International Magazine.

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