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13 February 2020,     VAUGHAN,ONTARIO

Employment News Merges Three Publications

 
Media Classified Corporation has merged three of its publications into one; Job Classified, Employment Classified and Employment News are now one dynamic vertical called Employment News.For over 32 years, Employment News has been the largest, free employment paper in the country. The merger will provide an expanded network bringing the total number of racks and boxes to 6,000 . The website was overhauled to simplify the job-seeking and recruitment processes and to provide easy site navigation for all users. 

3 February 2020,     MONTREAL

Transcontinental Could Be Hurt With Opt In Distribution

Transcontinental delivers 100's of free publications for other publishers
Transcontinental delivers 100's of free publications for other publishers
Transcontinental delivers more than 100 local news weeklies across Quebec along with the flyers, prompting concern from media outlets over higher distribution costs should the service collapse. The flyers, dubbed Publisac, contributed about $130 million to Transcontinental — about five per cent of total revenue .Francois Olivier CEO of Transcontinental said  a recommendation by the municipality's environmental

3 February 2020,     TORONTO

Money Magazine Survives In Canada, US Print Version Dies

Canadian print magazine still published
Canadian print magazine still published
The Canadian  print version of Money Magazine is still being published while the American has been discontinued. MONEY.ca  and Money Magazine in Canada has adapted a  carefully selected  price point for retail sales per magazine and has adjusted adverting rates with a lower and more reasonable price point.

25 January 2020,     TORONTO

Canadian Society of Magazine Editors Shutting Down

 
The Canadian Society of Magazine Editors (CSME), a Toronto-based national non-profit organization, announces the closure of its operations, effective immediately. 
In January 2020, CSME board members, who serve as volunteers, voted to bring operations, including accepting memberships and hosting events and the yearly awards, to an end. Chris Bond, CSME President.

25 January 2020,     TORONTO

Hockey News & Sports Illustrated Team Up

 

 
 Sports Illustrated ( SI) and The Hockey News – are joining forces to launch a dynamic, multimedia experience for consumers across North America. To be launch this spring, covering the sport of hockey on a national and local level, across print, digital, video and audio. SI and The Hockey News will expand their offering to launch co-branded team sites for every NHL franchise, joining the more than 90 current local offerings from SI.

22 January 2020,     TORONTO

Publishers Blast Canada Post On Expanding Flyer Distribution

 

Key income for community news is flyer distribution
Key income for community news is flyer distribution
News Media Canada  a national advocacy group for print media has blasted Canada Post’s plans to expand its retail flyer distribution and is calling on the federal parties to block what the group calls unfair competition. Unlike Canada Post, newspapers that distribute flyers do not have access to lockboxes in apartments and condominiums.
“We don’t mind fair competition, but this is using taxpayer dollars and an unfair advantage to deliberately undercut private business,”

18 January 2020,     TORONTO

Media Classified Buys City Parent from Metroland

 
Media Classified Corporation has acquired City Parent, Metroland Media's monthly parenting and lifestyle magazine.  For over 25 years, City Parent has provided parents in the GTA and SWO area with articles that cover tips and tricks for every age group, parenting self-care, product reviews for both children and adults, family-oriented events, amenities and education facility information.

16 January 2020,     OTTAWA

Postal Strike Not Before June

 
Arbitrator in CUPW negotiations granted six-month extension. The Minister of Labour has agreed to extend the arbitration process by six months, to June 30, 2020, at the request of the arbitrator.  Arbitrator Elizabeth MacPherson, whose mandate was set to expire on December 31, 2019, now has until the end of June to deliver two new collective agreements between Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW-Urban and CUPW-RSMC).

13 January 2020,     TORONTO

Postmedia Total Revenue Down But Digital Is Up

Postmedia's flagship publication
Postmedia's flagship publication
Postmedia  had a $3-million loss in its first quarter with total revenues declining  8.5 per cent from a year earlier and with print advertising having the biggest decline  .Total  revenue was $156.7 million for the first quarter  ending  Nov. 30, down from $171.3 million a year earlier. Digital advertising revenue was up 11.1 per cent and total digital revenue rose $2.8 million to $35.6 million

10 January 2020,     TORONTO

Hakai Magazine is the Big Winner of the 2019 COPA Awards

The winners of the COPAs for 2019 were awarded last night over a 10 course dinner party event at Dim Sum King in Toronto that saw Hakai Magazine win 6 Gold and 3 silver. Hakai Magazine is based in Victoria, BC and explores science, society, and the environment from a coastal perspective. HuffPost Canada won 6 medals with 3 Gold and 3 Silvers. Bell Media won 5 with 2 Gold and 3 Silver. The event was broadcast live on Twiiter through the #mastheadmag and #COPAwards hashtags

Who was the Best of the Best?

 

The best of of the best competition from all the entries saw the following results for the Best of CanadaGold was won by Hakai Magazine for Best Digital Content for their investigative article on Human Smuggling and Silver went to Local Love /United Way.

The Gold for Best Publication was awarded to a surprise winner Fête Chinoise an entry in the new Ethnic Media Division, an upscale lifestyle publication for the Chinese community. Silver was won by Vancouver Magazine.

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