MastheadOnline News RSS MastheadOnline RSS en-us Thu, 30 Nov 2023 06:49:21 UTC Thu, 30 Nov 2023 06:46:36 EST Tax Measures To Support Journalism Mon, 27 Nov 2023 04:51:07 EST   Advisory Board on Eligibility for Journalism Tax Measures Are you passionate about Canadian journalism? Do you have experience in the journalism industry? The Government of Canada is still accepting applications for new members for the Independent Advisory Board on Eligibility for Journalism Tax Measures (Advisory Board). A strong and independent Canadian news industry is crucial to a well-functioning democracy. Canadians rely on credible journalism for accurate and timely news that allows them to make informed decisions. Soap Opera Digest Closes Print Edition Mon, 20 Nov 2023 21:39:20 EST Published weekly for almost 50 years  The weekly print edition of Soap Opera Digest is closing after five decades. Staff have been told  of the decision.A360Media, the company that owns the brand, confirmed that the weekly edition is being discontinued. The company plans to continue publishing special print issues of Soap Opera Digest four times per year. Soap Opera Digest was first launched in 1975. Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp bought the publication in 1989 then sold it Magazines Canada New Membership & Communications Manager Mon, 20 Nov 2023 22:54:12 EST   Rebecca Rosenbaum Membership & Communications Manager Magazines Canada has appointed Rebecca Rosenblum as the new Membership & Communications Manager. She will be developing membership acquisition, onboarding and member management. Rebecca Rosenblum has many years of experience in the publishing world, most recently working with an academic/grassroots journal and a feminist press. She's also worked on publications for everyone from pre-kindergarteners to paleontologists, written several books and many stories and articles of her own,and once had a blog post linked by the New Yorker blog. Rebecca's first magazine subscription was Penny Power, the short-lived children's offshot of Consumer Reports. Magazine On The Hill Thu, 9 Nov 2023 22:54:17 EST   Magazines on the Hill Breakfast meeting with Delegation Magazines on the Hill represented the Magazine Media Industry at a breakfast meeting with the Department of Canadian Heritage (PCH). It was a great opportunity for them to give PCH updates on the successes and challenges the industry has gone through post pandemic. They discussed how Bill C-18 and C-11 will impact various publishers in the industry.They advocated to have further talks about potentially having Special Measures for Journalism become a permanent part of the Canadian Periodical Fund. Study Finds Third Of Amazon Book Reviews Are Fake. Mon, 20 Nov 2023 21:35:13 EST   The most untrustworthy Amazon reviews Book reviews are the most untrustworthy on Amazon, has reveal. Almost 2 in 5 (37.2%) book ratings are fraudulent, the most of any product category. After analysing Amazon’s bestsellers, the experts uncovered that for 59% of products, over 40% of ratings were fake. For 1 in 20 books, over 90% of ratings were illegitimate.Methodology used was 1. 20 popular categories on were chosen for analysis to determine which had the most fake reviews.2. Canadian Magazine Coalition Survey Mon, 20 Nov 2023 22:54:14 EST     The Canadian Magazine Coalition, comprising MagsBC, Association québécoise des éditeurs de magazines (AQEM), Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA) and Magazines Canada, is advocating on behalf of Canadian magazine publishers on a number of issues including Bill C-18 and ongoing investment in the magazine sector. They are conducting a survey to identify the collective reach of their member publications. FlightCheck Now Supports InDesign, Illustrator & Photoshop Tue, 14 Nov 2023 20:34:39 EST   Preflight for Adobe CC 2024 Markzware,announced FlightCheck 2024 with Adobe Creative Cloud 2024 application support to preflight InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop native file types. FlightCheck does not require external applications or plug-ins to process documents created in these Adobe CC 2024 versions or many other file formats. Preview, Preflight, Report & Package PDF & DTP Files.FlightCheck is a stand-alone preflight application for macOS to preview, preflight, report, and package desktop publishing files, such as .pdf, .qxp, or .indd. PDF CELEBRATES 30 YEARS Thu, 9 Nov 2023 03:56:35 EST 30 years: PDF changed the print industry  The year 1993 also saw the launch of HTML hyper text mark-up language, and together the two developments have formed the bedrock of the communication world we know today. PDF enabled documents to be created with text and images, and to be locked or open, independent of application software, hardware or operating system. Each PDF has a complete description of a fixed layout flat document.Adobe’s PDF portable document format launch onto an unsuspecting world at the same time the internet emerged. Ironically, New editors at KO Media Fri, 15 Sep 2023 01:49:07 EST   From left to right: Joanna Fox, Samantha Puth and Théo Dupuis-Carbonneau     There are some changes to the mastheads of KO Media’s beauty and lifestyle titles. Joanna Fox is the new editor-in-chief of Elle Canada and Elle Québec, moving up from her previous position as Elle Canada’s associate editor. Théo Dupuis-Carbonneau, former Elle Canada’s health and beauty content editor, takes over as editor-in-chief at Véro. Both take over for Joanie Pietracupa, who was appointed editor-in-chief of Elle Québec and Véro in 2017 and Elle Canada in 2020. Waterloo writer first recipient of decorative arts writing award Fri, 15 Sep 2023 06:44:21 EST    The Canadian Society of Decorative Arts has awarded Kitchener-Waterloo Métis artist, Cheyenne Mapplebeck, the first-ever John Fleming Award in Decorative Arts Writing. Created in 2022, the monetary prize honours the late Canadian scholar and writer, John Fleming, and his lasting contribution to decorative arts education. How Twitter killed a writer's income Fri, 15 Sep 2023 07:37:41 EST     Here’s an interesting read from a US-based writer about the impact of the recent changes at X, formerly Twitter, has had on her earning power.             The writer had built a sizeable following on Twitter over the last ten years, but after Elon Musk’s takeover “I am struggling to reach more than a few dozen people at a time— across Twitter and a handful of other social platforms—as I live-blog another historic Texas legislative event: the impeachment of Attorney General Ken Paxton.” Carleton University establishes new journalism scholarship Fri, 15 Sep 2023 06:38:17 EST   Shireen Abu Akleh Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communications has established the Shireen Abu Akleh Emerging Reporter Award in Social Justice Journalism. This award seeks to perpetuate her dedication to truth-telling and support the next generation of reporters committed to the cause, according to the school.             Shireen Abu Akleh was shot in May 2022 at the age of 51 while reporting for Al Jazeera at the entrance to Jenin Refugee Camp in the West Bank. Regulations for Online News Act released Fri, 15 Sep 2023 06:37:43 EST     The Federal government has released the draft regulations for the Online News Act, which received Royal Assent at the end of June.             Among other things, the regulations spell out how the criteria that digital platforms must follow to determine if the act applies to them and provide details as to what criteria must be considered if an agreement between the tech giants and news organization satisfies the requirement of the act.              The regulations will be open for 30 days for public consultation. The act will come into force in December of this year.             The regulations are available here. Adobe Founder dies Thu, 31 Aug 2023 23:57:42 EST   John Warnock John Warnock, founder of Adobe Systems and inventor of the PDF died earlier this month at 82 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.               He developed protocols, embedded in printers, that accurately output a file that a computer sent. The protocol was PostScript. It was followed in 1993 by Acrobat, which rendered and read files in a Portable Document Format, or PDF. Both developments forever altered publishing and printing.             He also championed InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. CRTC moves to implement Online News Act Thu, 31 Aug 2023 13:45:09 EST      The CRTC is moving to implement the Online News Act. It will set up a framework of negotiations between news organizations in Canada and the online platforms that distribute news content. The CRTC will then oversee the mandatory bargaining process once it is in place. A public consultation to gather the views of Canadians and interested parties will also take place.