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26 September 2022,     ITALY

Magazine launches in the metaverse

 

 
In what is perhaps a first, an Italian creative director and editor has launched a magazine in the metaverse. Re-Eye magazine is launched in the worlds of both Web2.0 and Web 3. It’s accessible via website or the spatial metaverse and seeks to blur the lines between the real and the virtual worlds.

            Content focuses on fashion, beauty, and music. Website content presents articles and interviews in a more traditional format, while the metaverse option allows readers to wander through different rooms that focus on articles or themes.

 Have a look at the metaverse version here.

26 September 2022,     CALGARY

Alberta mag award winners released

 

Winners of the Alberta Magazine Awards were announced earlier this month.

“We’re pleased to celebrate another successful year in Alberta magazine publishing. Alberta magazine makers continue to demonstrate how their work gives voice to Albertans who may otherwise go unheard, helps readers make sense of the world around them and connects us to each other and to communities,” said AMPA executive director Suzanne Trudel.

 

26 September 2022,     TORONTO

Maclean's launches DegreeHub with Vox Pop Labs

 
Maclean’s is launching DegreeHub with Vox Pop Labs. The hub is a complementary resource for students searching for undergraduate programs and builds on Maclean’s long history of publishing the annual university rankings.

            Using artificial intelligence, DegreeHub, created a personalized experience. It works

by developing an understanding of what motivates students. Those who are interested go through a 10-to-15-minute survey to build a profile and answer a series of questions about their personality, interests, and aptitudes.

26 September 2022,     OTTAWA

DCH Launches Magazine Market Study

 

 
he Department of Canadian Heritage (DCH) is undertaking research studies on the Canadian magazine industry so that federal policy makers and program managers can better understand the challenges faced by the industry, including the impact the pandemic has had on businesses.

20 September 2022,     HALIFAX

Atlantic Frank announces its demise

 

 
Halifax-based Frank Magazine Atlantic announced its demise after 35 years of publishing. The title’s website reports date of death as September 14, 2022.

            “Stricken with a rogues' gallery of grievous and irremediable medical conditions, death was quick and (mostly!-ed.) painless.  With Cliff Boutilier, Andrew Douglas, Paul Palango and Joan Westen keeping vigil at the patient’s bedside, MAID was administered in hospice,” said the death notice.
            The satirical title, distinct from the Ottawa Frank, launched in 1987.

20 September 2022,     TORONTO

NOW prints its last issue

 

 
NOW magazine might have just printed its last issue unless it finds a buyer at the last minute. The weekly alt title, which covered Toronto’s arts and culture scene, printed its first issue during TIFF. Now its TIFF issue will be its last.
         The title has been beset by financial issues for some time. According to blogTO,  staff are owed more than 20 weeks of unpaid salary and its editor recently quit. Like many publications, the last two years proved insurmountable.

 

            The title will continue to live online.

14 September 2022,     TORONTO

Zoomer Media acquires Daily Hive

 

 
Zoomer Media has acquired Daily Hive and it parent company Buzz Connected Media. Daily Hive is a digital source of local news, events, and culture in Western Canada. Its main markets are Vancourver, Edmonton and Calgary, and it also publishes local content in Toronto and Montreal.

            Earlier this year, Zoomer acquired blogTO. According to the company, the new combination creates the largest Millennial and Gen Z focused media platform in Canada that is expected to hit more than 660 million page views a year.

14 September 2022,     TORONTO

Broadview Magazine Welcomes Indigenous Guest Editor

 

The September 2022 edition of Broadview magazine, “Indigenous Vision,” issue has been guest edited by Rev. Murray Pruden, the national executive minister for Indigenous Ministries and Justice for The United Church of Canada.

Rev. Pruden is Nehiyaw, Cree First Nations from the Goodfish Lake and Saddle Lake First Nations, and he grew up in Smoky Lake, Alta. In his role with the United Church, he works closely with the denomination’s National Indigenous Council and Elders Council to promote Indigenous autonomy within the church, as well as right relations with the non-Indigenous church. 

14 September 2022,     OTTAWA

CAJ shares harassment concern with PM

 

 
 
 
The Canadian Association of Journalists recently wrote to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to express concern about the “increasing and alarming online hate and harassment targeting journalists and journalism.”

 

            According to the letter, most of these attacks are aimed at racialized and female journalists. In a 2021 survey of journalists, 72% said they had experienced some form of online harassment.

14 September 2022,     TORONTO

CMA fund three health reporting positions at CP

 

 
The Canadian Medical Association and The Canadian Press have partnered on a new initiative for health journalism in Canada.

            CMA will fund three reporting positions at CP for three years. The positions will focus on health and health care and describe how this impacts Canadians. CP has full hiring authority.

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