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4 August 2020,     TORONTO

Narcity 14 More Staff

Emily Anne Epstein new Editor in Chief
Emily Anne Epstein new Editor in Chief
Narcity Media has named Bustle & Atlantic Alum Emily Anne Epstein Editor in Chief. Emily is an award-winning journalist and strategist and her new position comes following Narcity’s recent announcement that the company seen 55 per cent growth in readership in Q2 2020 compared to Q2 2019 and that it is in the process of growing it’s team, hiring 14 new positions across all departments as it further expands across North America.

30 July 2020,     TORONTO

COPAs to Chronicle the Covid-19 Pandemic

 

The COPAs this year has an unique opportunity to chronicle a moment in history with the Awards program. The Covid-19 News category, that is free to enter, will be the vehicle to chronicle this moment is history for students and historians. All the entries will be published on the COPA website and archived for the world to see. Each publisher can enter one free entry, but can submit additional entries if they wish with a paid ones.

 

21 July 2020,     SIMCOE , ONTARIO

Annex Innovates It's Events Business

Annex virtual conference
Annex virtual conference
Annex Business Media  has adapted to the unexpected disruption to their business model caused by Covid-19. Annex, the largest B2B publisher in Canada with over 64 B2B tittles and produces 35 industry events like conferences, trade shows, webinars and table top events. Well all their events are now cancelled and they had to quickly rethink this source of revenue.

19 July 2020,     OTTAWA

Government Final Covid-19 Funding For News Organizations

 
Heritage Minister Guilbeault has announced the final details of the federal government's  disbursement of the $500-million fund to support arts, culture, and media, announced earlier this year. This final component of Phase 2 of the COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations will be distributed through grants and contributions as follows:

2 July 2020,     TORONTO

Call For Entries - Canadian Online Publishing Awards

 

The 2020 Canadian Online Publishing Awards Call for Entries opened on Canada Day this year on July 1. The COPAs are entering its 12th year and has become a high profile industry showcase of Canadian publishing and has become a badge of honour for all the winners. 

2 July 2020,     NEW YORK, NY,

Ban of Facebook Ads to Stop the Spread of Hate

 

 

In response to Facebook’s repeated failure to meaningfully address the vast proliferation of hate on its platforms, six organizations today announced a new campaign, #StopHateforProfit, that asks large Facebook advertisers to show they will not support a company that puts profit over safety. ADL (the Anti-Defamation League), the NAACP, Sleeping Giants, Color Of Change, Free Press and Common Sense have created a coalition of the nation’s most storied civil rights organizations calling for some of the world’s largest corporations to pause advertising on Facebook during the month of July 2020.

22 June 2020,     TORONTO

Access Copyright Appeals Decision To The Supreme Court

 

Represents Publishers and writers
Represents Publishers and writers
Access Copyright filed an application with the Supreme Court of Canada for leave to appeal the  decision of the Federal Court of Appeal in the legal action between the organization and York University. Access Copyright claims The Court of Appeal’s decision has the potential to irreparably harm creators and publishers by increasing the complexity and cost for them to receive compensation

19 June 2020,     CHICAGO

Covid-19 and Paper

 
The COVID-19 pandemic has raised questions about the lifespan of the virus on a variety of surfaces, including paper and paper-based packaging products. Some service providers are capitalizing on consumer uncertainty by suggesting or requiring that their customers go paperless for safety reasons.There is no proof of this.  A study published in the May 2020 issue of The Lancet reported on the stability of Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2) on various surfaces in different environmental conditions.

18 June 2020,     TORONTO

Network For Online Advertising For Newspapers

 

 
News Media Canada has announced the launch of the Maple Network Exchange (MNE), a first-of-its-kind initiative for the organization. MNE offers premium Canadian advertising inventory to Canadian marketers, governments and businesses through a convenient self-serve platform. The platform provides end-to-end transparency on media dollars, using credible Canadian sites.

16 June 2020,     NEW YORK

Magazines In Canada Report

 
Statista has come out with a report "Magazines in Canada ". In general, the magazine market in North America is declining. The number of magazine readers in Canada have been decreasing since 2014, falling from 17.2 million down to 15.9 in 2016. In the same period, revenues from newsstand sales sank by over 79 million U.S. dollars. A reason for this decline could be that consumption among younger audiences is lower than that of older generations.

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