MastheadOnline News RSS http://www.mastheadonline.com/rss/news.php MastheadOnline RSS en-us Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:04:31 UTC Sun, 18 Apr 2021 04:02:13 EST http://www.mastheadonline.com circulation@masthead.ca webmaster@northisland.ca - COPA 2021 Call for Judges http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2021/20210414751.shtml Wed, 14 Apr 2021 02:46:06 EST   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. Annex acquires Food in Canada http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2021/20210412809.shtml Mon, 12 Apr 2021 19:58:49 EST     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.” Broadview wins top awards for faith-based publishing http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2021/20210412807.shtml Mon, 12 Apr 2021 19:58:42 EST   Broadview magazine and Broadview.org 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. New mag Crackyl launches http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2021/20210406666.shtml Tue, 6 Apr 2021 19:58:54 EST     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.   Time sells four covers as NFTs for $500k http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2021/20210406663.shtml Tue, 6 Apr 2021 01:45:58 EST     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. Torstar acquired Cineplex magazine http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2021/20210406659.shtml Tue, 6 Apr 2021 16:39:18 EST     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.   Facebook won't pay news publishers in Canada http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2021/20210406657.shtml Tue, 6 Apr 2021 21:39:41 EST     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.   COVID claims more than 3,000 media jobs http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2021/20210315652.shtml Mon, 15 Mar 2021 17:41:48 EST    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.   Today's Bride moves to The Travelweek Group http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2021/20210315648.shtml Mon, 15 Mar 2021 00:33:21 EST    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.”   U.S. newsroom cuts exceed 30,000 over past year http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2021/20210304723.shtml Thu, 4 Mar 2021 17:42:34 EST     Last spring the U.S-based Tow Center for Digital Journalism started tracking newsroom cuts as a result of the pandemic in the U.S. One year later, it has released its key findings. As you might expect, it’s not happy reading.     HuffPost Canada staff files to unionize http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2021/20210304717.shtml Thu, 4 Mar 2021 17:42:34 EST     Staff at HuffPost Canada has filed for union certification. CWA Canada filed with the Canada Industrial Relations Board last week, with support from the majority of staff.   CWA Canada represents 6,000 workers at the CBC, The Canadian Press, APTN, and newspapers and other companies across the country.   WBE launches new title for women in business http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2021/20210304714.shtml Thu, 4 Mar 2021 01:15:17 EST   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.   New mag for writers and artists in Vancouver Island http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2021/20210304711.shtml Thu, 4 Mar 2021 17:43:21 EST     Vancouver Island Regional Library is launching a new literary and art magazine, Sea & Cedar, to showcase the work of local artists and writers. The library is currently seeking submissions from writers and artists living on Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii, Bella Coola, and the Gulf Islands.   Sea & Cedar will be published twice a year. It will showcase new writing by diverse emerging and established writers and visual artists in VIRL’s area. The submission deadline to have work considered for the first issue, expected in July, is May 15, although VIRL will accept submissions at any point throughout the year. Photo Life shutters http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2021/20210225041.shtml Thu, 25 Feb 2021 19:03:23 EST   The March issue of Photo Life will be the last, according to a message on the title’s website.   A message from the magazine team read: The world of print-magazine publishing is rocky, to say the least. Photography has been undergoing major transformations, and its industry is experiencing increasing difficulties. Our little boat has weathered many storms at the confluence of these two daunting currents, but the final blow—the pandemic—has had many consequences, including significant losses in advertising revenue.   The title was established in 1976 and was a leading source of photography-related content. It was published six times per year by Apex Publications. The Block celebrates BIPOC community in PEI http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2021/20210225039.shtml Thu, 25 Feb 2021 20:33:17 EST   The Black Collective Media, a new media company in PEI, recently launched its website and first magazine, The Block, to amplify the voices of the BIPOC community.   Black Collective Media, the brainchild of Tara Reeves, Bianca Pilar Garcia and Daniel Ohaegbu, all Island residents, launched its magazine in early February. The 90-page issue features interviews, photography, poetry and recipes that showcase Black culture and Black excellence on PEI.   The company expects to release two to four issues per year, and the team is currently looking to build out its roster of writers.