MastheadOnline News RSS MastheadOnline RSS en-us Tue, 26 Oct 2021 20:19:08 UTC Tue, 26 Oct 2021 19:52:56 EST News Media Canada calls for level playing field Tue, 19 Oct 2021 17:08:15 EST     News Media Canada has developed a new ad calling on the re-elected Liberal government to honour its election promise to introduce legislation within 100 days and level the playing field between global platforms and Canadian news outlets.             In a democracy, nothing is more vital than a healthy, vibrant local news media. But the threats from Big Tech are increasing every day. Policy Options launches new journalism fellowship Tue, 19 Oct 2021 18:46:19 EST     The Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) has launched the Accenture Editorial Fellowship on the Future of the Public Service. The fellow, journalist Kathryn May, will write for the IRPP's award-winning digital magazine Policy Options.             The two-year fellowship will cover the social, economic, and technological challenges and opportunities facing Canadian public servants. These include the transition to digital government; post-pandemic shifts in workplace norms; the pursuit of equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization; and the modernization of hiring and training. The killing of newspapers Tue, 19 Oct 2021 18:47:25 EST     For a depressing review of the situation afflicting newspapers in the U.S., this story from The Atlantic lays it all out. The industry is essentially being gutted by Alden Global Capital, a hedge fund that has bought more than 200 newspapers across the US, most recently the Chicago Tribune.              “What threatens local newspapers now is not just digital disruption or abstract market forces. They’re being targeted by investors who have figured out how to get rich by strip-mining local-news outfits. Rolling Stone magazine back in England after 50 years Tue, 19 Oct 2021 16:57:55 EST     Rolling Stone UK, dubbed the most important magazine launch in the UK for years, is re-launching five decades after then owner Mick Jagger closed it down. The title re-appeared recently with British band Bastille, singer Sam Fender, and Lashana Lynch, the first woman to take on take on the spy title of 007, on its three covers. Canadian Art closes Tue, 12 Oct 2021 18:33:18 EST     Canadian Art is closing up shop after 37 years of publishing due to its financial position and revenue loss resulting directly from the COVID pandemic. The board of directors announced the immediate closure on its website in early October.             “After thoroughly exhausting all options to allow Canadian Art to survive, the Board began the process of pursuing a wind-up that would best maintain the organization’s charitable status, protect the stewardship of its cultural assets for the future, and maximize recoveries to stakeholders such as employees, landlords, trade creditors,” said the announcement. Danielle Labrie takes over construction group at Annex Tue, 12 Oct 2021 16:58:52 EST     Danielle Labrie is the new group publisher of Annex Business Media Construction Group, which includes Glass Canada, Fenestration Review, Canadian Contractor, Canadian Rental Service, Rock to Road, Electrical Business, Energy Manager, and Crane & Hoist Canada. She is also joining Annex’s leadership team. OHS Canada has a new publisher Tue, 12 Oct 2021 15:26:36 EST   Todd Humber   Todd Humber is the new publisher of OHS Canada, Annex Business Medias’s occupational health and safety media brand. He assumes the role on Nov. 1             “Workplace safety has always been a strong passion for me, and it’s an area where I have a lot of media experience,” said Humber. Last Chance to Enter the 2021 COPAs and be the Best Sun, 3 Oct 2021 15:26:44 EST   The 2021 COPAs deadline for entries has been extended until October 8, 2021, so you still have chance to participate in this year’s edition. This year the COPAs expect a bumper crop of entries not seen since 10 years ago at the tail end of the Dotcom boom. Industry participating is increasing and the COPAs will be the most competitive in years as there are a lot new companies entering. Canadian Lodging News now Stay Magazine Thu, 30 Sep 2021 19:24:02 EST   Canadian Lodging News is being re-launched as Stay Magazine: Canadian Hotel Intelligence by its new owners, Big Picture New Media.      New issues are expected shortly, and Stay is billed as a publication for leaders, executives, investors, suppliers, and employees who need access to the most current and relevant insights about the hotel business. Tara Jacobs to head events at Annex Tue, 28 Sep 2021 12:28:19 EST     Tara Jacobs is the new director of events at Annex Business Media. She helped launch Annex’s current event portfolio starting in late 2013 and has been instrumental in driving the business from a handful of events to over 50 events across 30 Annex brands, said the company. More recently, she helped pivot from in-person to virtual events in a matter of weeks. Georgia Straight website blocked in China Tue, 28 Sep 2021 02:15:35 EST     Georgia Straight editor, Charlie Smith, reports that after writing a column describing the tenure of president Xi Jinping as a disaster, and accusing him of getting cozy with authoritarian thugs, the brand’s website was blocked in China. The magazine reported the news earlier this week. NFT covers from NOW and Georgia Straight Tue, 28 Sep 2021 19:41:01 EST     Media Central Corporation is selling NFTs of nine iconic magazine covers published by NOW Magazine and the Georgia Straight. The covers feature Grimes, Drake, Seth Rogan and more Canadian artists that have defined Vancouver and Toronto’s arts and entertainment history, said a press release by the company. The New Yorker weighs in on teen magazines Tue, 28 Sep 2021 03:49:05 EST     The New Yorker takes a deep look at the history and impact of teen magazines, like Elle Girl, Cosmo Girl, Jump, YM, and Teen People, all of which have ceased to exist. The article, by Kate Dwyer, asks whether, in an age of influencers and TikTok, magazines aimed at teens can ever be relevant again. Social brands have erased the authority of magazines even though teens still want guidance and a community, according to the article. Monotype Buys Hoefler&Co. Wed, 22 Sep 2021 12:28:20 EST Creators of Gotham, Knockout , Chronical and Decimal -Monotype today announced that it has acquired Hoefler&Co, the prominent type foundry based in New York City. Hoefler&Co is one of the most iconic names in type design, having designed the fonts that give voice to many of the world’s foremost institutions, publications, causes, and brands. With the acquisition of Hoefler&Co, Monotype will expand its type library to include some of the world’s most popular typefaces including Gotham, Knockout, Mercury, Sentinel, Chronicle, Decimal, and Archer .  Christine Hogg new editor of Offshore Travel Mon, 20 Sep 2021 02:17:25 EST   Christine Hogg Christine Hogg is the new editor of Baxter Media’s luxury travel magazine Offshore Travel. The title is distributed to recreational homes in the Muskoka region north of Toronto as well as to Globe and Mail subscribers in select neighbourhoods in the GTA. Frequency is scheduled to increase four issues a year and the publication also plans to enhance its web content and social media presence.