MastheadOnline News RSS MastheadOnline RSS en-us Fri, 12 Aug 2022 17:18:00 UTC Fri, 12 Aug 2022 17:12:13 EST Kim Coles new ED at Magazines Canada Tue, 2 Aug 2022 10:50:35 EST   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. Long serving Ski Canada editor goes part time Tue, 2 Aug 2022 13:35:46 EST     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. Village Media launches news aggregator Mon, 25 Jul 2022 06:49:12 EST     Village Media, owners of a network of sites dedicated to local news, has launched, 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. New Toronto hub for magazine lovers Mon, 25 Jul 2022 09:56:51 EST   From, 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 Postmedia signs with Google News Mon, 25 Jul 2022 10:49:46 EST     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. Cosmo experiments with the metaverse Mon, 25 Jul 2022 00:24:25 EST   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. New finance head at Annex Business Media Thu, 14 Jul 2022 16:10:25 EST     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. Report: Google tries to undermine Bill C-18 Wed, 13 Jul 2022 16:10:23 EST     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. Postmedia revenue up in third quarter Wed, 13 Jul 2022 16:39:52 EST     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. Adobe Drops Pantone on Software Wed, 29 Jun 2022 10:42:58 EST   The colour matching standard for the printing industry . Adobe issued a technical bulletin saying “changes coming to the Pantone Colour Libraries”. Adobe  stated: “ the Pantone Colour Libraries that are pre-loaded in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Adobe Color, and Adobe Capture will be removed from future software updates. “To minimize the impact of this change, we are working on an alternative solution for the affected products. Stay tuned for updates.” The news has caused consternation among users of Adobe products in print and graphic arts. COPA Call for Entries - Canada Day July 1 Mon, 4 Jul 2022 08:13:17 EST    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.   New magazine for Hamilton Wed, 29 Jun 2022 23:06:56 EST     A new magazine is launching in Hamilton, Ont., to celebrate the city’s arts, culture, food, sports, music, and all things related to the Hammer. Hamilton City Magazine, with print and digital platforms, is co-founded by Jeff Martin. His team includes Meredith MacLeod, Marc Skulnick, Will Vipond Tait and Mark Wu.             A preview issue is available for review, and regular bi-monthly issues are expected to begin appearing in September. To raise capital for start-up costs, the brand has launched an indiegogo fund hoping to reach $125,000. Cosmo creates cover with AI Wed, 29 Jun 2022 23:34:49 EST     Cosmopolitan claims to have created the first artificially intelligent digital cover working with a technology from Open AI called DALL-E2 and digital artist Karen X. Cheng.             The AI takes verbal requests from users and then, accessing billions of images stored in its databanks, creates images that are entirely new. According to the magazine, if you type “bear playing a violin on a stage,” DALL-E2 will create it, in any style you choose, whether it be in watercolour, or in the style of van Gogh. People cuts distribution due to paper shortage Wed, 29 Jun 2022 12:52:53 EST      Some subscribers in the U.S. will not receive printed copies of Better Homes & Gardens and People because publisher Dotdash Meridith doesn’t have enough paper.             The company advised about 7% of its subscriber base they would not be getting printed issues for the coming months, due to a temporary global paper shortage. No word was available about which areas of the country would be affected. Readers were offered digital subscriptions in compensation. Village Media launches HaltonHillsToday Fri, 17 Jun 2022 13:06:15 EST     HaltonHillsToday is the latest addition to Village Media’s expanding network of news websites specializing in hyper-local journalism. The website will cover news in Halton Hills, Georgetown, Acton. The editor of the new site is Melanie Hennessey, who will be backed by Mansoor Tanweer, as reporter.