MastheadOnline News RSS http://www.mastheadonline.com/rss/news.php MastheadOnline RSS en-us Tue, 04 Aug 2020 16:44:57 UTC Tue, 4 Aug 2020 12:42:29 EST http://www.mastheadonline.com circulation@masthead.ca webmaster@northisland.ca Narcity 14 More Staff http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200804737.shtml Tue, 4 Aug 2020 12:42:29 EST 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. COPAs to Chronicle the Covid-19 Pandemic http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200730699.shtml Thu, 30 Jul 2020 11:10:10 EST   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.   Annex Innovates It's Events Business http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200721745.shtml Tue, 21 Jul 2020 08:38:36 EST 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. Government Final Covid-19 Funding For News Organizations http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200719216.shtml Sun, 19 Jul 2020 08:23:41 EST   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: Call For Entries - Canadian Online Publishing Awards http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200702892.shtml Thu, 2 Jul 2020 10:54:02 EST   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.  Ban of Facebook Ads to Stop the Spread of Hate http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200702549.shtml Martin Seto Thu, 2 Jul 2020 03:41:22 EST     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. Access Copyright Appeals Decision To The Supreme Court http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200622987.shtml Mon, 22 Jun 2020 10:31:36 EST   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 Covid-19 and Paper http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200619997.shtml Fri, 19 Jun 2020 08:21:27 EST   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. Network For Online Advertising For Newspapers http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200617054.shtml Thu, 18 Jun 2020 21:58:32 EST     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. Magazines In Canada Report http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200616036.shtml Tue, 16 Jun 2020 04:50:45 EST   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. Editors To Be Replaced By AI Software http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200616024.shtml Tue, 16 Jun 2020 11:59:13 EST   According to the British Guardian dozens of journalists have been sacked after Microsoft decided to replace them with artificial intelligence software. Staff who maintain the news homepages on Microsoft’s MSN website and its Edge browser  have been told that they will be no longer be required because robots can now do their jobs. Around 27 individuals employed by PA Media – formerly the Press Association Homes Publishing Sells Renovation Contractor http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200616993.shtml Tue, 16 Jun 2020 06:04:42 EST     Renovation Contractor magazine has been acquired by Annex Business Media, Canada’s largest business media company. Purchased from the Homes Publishing Group, the brand will be added to Annex’s light construction media group. The group included Glass Canada, Canadian Rental Service, Fenestration Review, and Canadian Contractor, and is led by publisher Danielle Labrie.     NEW COVID-19 News coverage category for the 2020 COPAs http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200601679.shtml Mon, 1 Jun 2020 16:50:39 EST     The 2020 COPA Entry Rules have been posted and it will include this year a special COVID-19 news coverage category that will be free to enter by any any online publisher. The COPAs have adapted this year’s awards to reflect the current times as many publishers are seeing a soft advertising market.    There is hope for a sharp rebound in advertising for all the publishers, but we are experiencing the sharpest economic contraction of our generation that will be followed by an uneven recovery according to the BDC. It may take in the form of a “V”, “U” or “L” shape highlighting best and worst case scenarios. We are hopeful for a “U” shape recovery in the advertising market by the fall, but some may experience a “L” shape depending on the industry sector. The COPAs will become a valuable instrument to help promote the industry as the ecomony rebounds.. News Corp Kills Over 100 Publications http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200529925.shtml Fri, 29 May 2020 14:16:19 EST Australia's largest media company by far News Corp said it would stop printing more than 100 Australian newspapers by the end of June, closing 36 outright and moving the rest solely to the Internet, in its latest response to media shifts accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic. News Corp which dominates Australia's media and political landscape said it would take 76 regional publications online only and shut another 36 altogether. It said the closures would lead to job cuts. Harrowsmith Launches Harrowsmith Radio http://www.mastheadonline.com/news/2020/20200529897.shtml Fri, 29 May 2020 19:24:02 EST   Harrowsmith moves into radio Harrowsmith magazine has announce the launch of Harrowsmith Radio, arriving at community and campus radio stations across three provinces (British Columbia, Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador) as of May 20, 2020 — with more stations coming on board over the next several months. Harrowsmith is all about “Make. Grow. Sustain. Share.” And that’s exactly what community radio is about too, making this a perfect fit. Community media is growing. According to the National Campus and Community Radio Association, an average of 3 to 5 new stations launch each year.