Canadian Magazine Industry News
21 October 2016,     MONTREAL

Quebecor appoints director of media

Quebecor Media Group has announced the appointment of Randy Mauskopf as its director of media creativity solutions for Toronto’s English market.

Mauskopf will assume his position on October 24. He will be responsible for media creativity business development for Quebecor’s entire line of English-Language magazines, which includes: Elle Canada, Canadian Living, Style at Home and The Hockey News.

18 October 2016,     TORONTO

Applied Arts introduces new program

Since 1992 the Applied Arts Awards has recognized the work of visual communicators, from advertisers to designers, and this year it is launching a community program for small businesses and freelancers across Canada.

“Every year, we receive countless submissions from talented creative professionals across the country and we are delighted to feature their work,” Applied Arts publisher Rosetta Heckhausen said.

18 October 2016,     TORONTO

House & Home turns 30

The November 2016 issue of House & Home magazine is a milestone issue, marking 30 years of producing the best home & style magazine in its category.

Editor Beth Hitchcock had this to say about the issue:

“For House & Home's 30th Anniversary issue, we searched for a cover star whose personality and home epitomized easygoing Canadian style.  Kim Cattrall’s retreat on Vancouver Island — about 40 minutes from where she grew up — was the perfect fit.

18 October 2016,     WATERLOO, ON

TNQ celebrates 35&5

 TNQ's 35&5 issue
The New Quarterly (TNQ) is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

Founded in 1981, the literary magazine focuses on emerging writers, some of which have been on the shortlists of the Scotiabank Giller, Griffin Poetry, Commonwealth Writers’, Journey, and the Writers’ Trust Fiction prizes.

14 October 2016,     TORONTO

Toronto Life celebrates 50 years

Toronto Life is turning 50 this month and is releasing a celebratory issue on October 20th to mark the occasion.

The feature story looks 50 years into Toronto’s future, and the possible economic and demographic changes the city will face, as well as how we will deal with a doubling population.

11 October 2016,     TORONTO

KMI makes Profit 500 list for fourth year

KMI Publishing and Events has made the Canadian Business Profit 500 list for the fourth year in a row.

“We are the only publishing company that has been on the list for four consecutive years; proof that we have quality products and a robust, scalable business model in a time when so many media companies are downsizing,” Tim Duce, president and CEO of KMI Publishing Events, said.

11 October 2016,     TORONTO

Texture is now AAM certified

The Alliance for Audited Media (AAM) has certified Next Issue Media’s Texture —a digital magazine subscription service—to industry approved measurement guidelines and standards.

“Over the last five years Texture has cultivated a large and influential digital subscriber base,” John Loughlin, CEO of Next Issue Media, said.

11 October 2016,     VANCOUVER, BC

MagsWest set for November

MagsWest has unveiled its lineup for its 2016 program. Set to take place on November 3 and 4 at UBC Robson Square, attendees will have the opportunity to attend six development sessions, two labs, one workshop and a couple free Q&A consultation sessions.

4 October 2016,     AURORA, ON

Annex acquires Blue Line magazine

It’s another acquisition for Annex Business Media. Last month the company acquired a publication from Turf & Recreation Publishing and are now acquiring Blue Line magazine from its Stouffville-based publisher.

Blue Line is a national publication that serves the Canadian law enforcement sector. The magazines former owner and publisher Morley Lymburner will work with Annex over the coming year to assist in the transition of the publication and it’s trade show, Blue Line Expo.

4 October 2016,     HALIFAX, NS

Halifax startup to focus on long-form journalism

The Coast, a Halifax-based free newspaper is launching The Deep, an online collaboration with young editors that will focus on long-form storytelling.


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