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14 April 2021,     TORONTO

- COPA 2021 Call for Judges

The Canadian Online Publishing Awards has now started its 2021 Awards program with a public call for judges that is now open to interested individuals. An Invitation to be part of the Best in CanadaThis is a volunteer position and all judging is done online.

COPA Judges Registration LInk

The 2021 program schedule has been released to see who is the Best in Canada this year.

12 April 2021,     TORONTO

Annex acquires Food in Canada


Annex Business Media Inc. has acquired Food in Canada from Glacier FarmMedia. Food in Canada is a B2B media brand targeting the food processing sector nationwide. The brand becomes part of Annex’s diversified manufacturing media group, which now includes 19 brands.

“Food in Canada fits very well into our existing portfolio of manufacturing brands, including synergies with such brands as Canadian Packaging and Bakers Journal,” says Annex chief operating officer Scott Jamieson. “It will also benefit from some significant operational and market synergies, making for an exciting addition.”

12 April 2021,     TORONTO

Broadview wins top awards for faith-based publishing


Broadview magazine and won three top honours from two faith-based journalism associations.

In early April the Canadian Christian Communicators Association gave Broadview two awards: General Excellence in Print – Magazine  and General Excellence in Website Design The Associated Chuch Press, a North America-wide association for mainline Christian journalism, gave Broadview Best in Class: National/International Magazine.

6 April 2021,     TORONTO

New mag Crackyl launches


A new quarterly for firefighters has recently launched.

Crackyl, named for the crackling sound of fires that firefighters are too familiar with, will focus on lifestyle and health issues that are important to firefighters and those who share their lives. Content will span from health to finance, relationships to stress management, and fitness.


6 April 2021,     NEW YORK

Time sells four covers as NFTs for $500k


Time Magazine recently sold four iconic digital magazine covers as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) for almost $500,000 US in cryptocurrency. The auction took place in late March on the NFT marketplace SuperRare.

The four covers include the famous “Is God Dead?” artwork from 1966. That was followed up more recently with the “Is Truth Dead?” treatment during Donald Trump’s presidency.

6 April 2021,     OTTAWA

Facebook won't pay news publishers in Canada


Facebook Canada has ruled out applying Australia’s model of paying news publishers for content links on its platform. The social media behemoth, however, has not ruled out banning Canadians from sharing news on its platform, which is what it did in Australia before it reached a financial agreement to compensate news publishers.


6 April 2021,     TORONTO

Torstar acquired Cineplex magazine


Torstar Corporation has entered into a long-term partnership with Cineplex, in which it will acquire publishing and exclusive theatre distribution rights for Cineplex Magazine.


Familiar to most movie goers, when that was still possible, Cineplex Magazine focuses on interviews with movie stars, previews of upcoming feature films and glamour shots from the red carpet.


Under Torstar, the 20-plus year old publication and its digital sibling will continue under the brand, Star Cineplex.


15 March 2021,     TORONTO

Today’s Bride moves to The Travelweek Group

 Canada’s largest bridal magazine, Today’s Bride, along with Destination Wedding have been bought by The Travelweek Group from Newcom Media Inc.


“We are very proud to have acquired Today’s Bride. It’s a beautiful and prestigious publication with an impressive track record of success,” said Devin Kinasz, publisher of Travelweek in a release from the company. “The synergies with Travelweek, in regards to destination weddings, honeymoons and romance travel, make it a great addition to The Travelweek Group.”


15 March 2021,     TORONTO

COVID claims more than 3,000 media jobs

 The recent closure of HuffPost Canada and HuffPost Quebec came as a shock to many people, but it’s just one of the shakeups in Canada’s media.

According to a recently released report from J-Source, more than 3,000 editorial and non-editorial media jobs have been temporarily or permanently cut since the start of the pandemic.


4 March 2021,     TORONTO

WBE launches new title for women in business

Women Business Enterprises Canada Council is launching WBE Canada Magazine, a free quarterly publication for women entrepreneurs that promotes diversity in corporate and government organizations.


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