Canadian Magazine Industry News
3 May 2016,     TORONTO

National Magazine Awards nominees announced

The National Magazine Awards Foundation (NMAF) has announced the nominees for its 39th annual awards.

According to the NMAF:

This year, 184 Canadian magazines from coast to coast to coast—English and French, print and digital—entered the best of their editorial and design to the National Magazine Awards, submitting the work of more than 3000 writers, editors, photographers, illustrators, art directors and other creators.

3 May 2016,     TORONTO

VICE Canada to unionize

The Canadian Media Guild (CMG) has applied to the Canada industrial Relations Board (CIRB) for the right to represent employees at VICE Canada.

2 May 2016,     TORONTO

2016 Emerge Media Awards winners announced

The winners for the 2016 Emerge Media Awards were announced last week at a dinner organized by UofGuelph-Humber’s fourth-year Public Relations students.


26 April 2016,     TORONTO

CMC Awards now accepting submissions

The Circulation Management Association of Canada (CMC) is now accepting submissions for its 20th annual awards.

The awards celebrate important contributions and promote innovation and ingenuity. CMC’s mission is to “provide professional development, promote fellowship within the circulation profession, and raise the profile of circulation professionals by rewarding outstanding achievement.”

22 April 2016,     TORONTO

SABEW announces winners for the 2016 Best in Business awards

Canada’s branch of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) held its second annual awards, celebrating the best in business journalism on April 21 at the Valdez restaurant in Toronto.

Over 100 business journalists attended the event. This year a new category was added—Breaking News— bringing the total number of categories to 10.

22 April 2016,    

The COPAs celebrates its 8th year in 2016

The Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPAs) is an industry showcase of Canadian talent in the digital publishing industry. Established in 2009, the COPAs have been the industry benchmark for digital excellence in Canada. Every year, 15 awards are given out in three divisions (B2B, B2C and News) as well as a Best of Canada award. The competition is open for all types of organizations that produce content for the digital medium in words, pictures, animation, audio and video.

19 April 2016,     CANADA

The CPF launches project to help emerging digital publishers

The Canadian Periodical Fund (CPF) of the Department of Canadian Heritage has launched a pilot project to support and inspire digital publishers. Emerging digital publishers and other creative entrepreneurs  have the opportunity to receive up to $5,000 in start-up funding to launch their digital-based project.

18 April 2016,     TORONTO

Remembering St. Joseph founder Gaetano Gagliano

Gaetano Gagliano, founder of St. Joseph Communications passed away on Thursday April 14, 2016.

Gagliano immigrated to Canada in 1954 with his family, first working for CP Rail, laying track. Two years later, Gagliano used his life savings to start St. Joseph out of the basement of his family home.
Today, St. Joseph is considered to be Canada’s largest privately owned communications company— it came in 7th in Graphic Monthly’s latest Gold List issue— a celebration of the top printers in Canada.

15 April 2016,     TORONTO

Vividata releases first year results

Vividata, an audience measurement platform for magazines and newspapers —and a result of the amalgamation of NADbank and the Print Measurement Bureau (PMB)—has released stats from its first year of fieldwork.


15 April 2016,     NEW YORK

OBJEKT USA-Canada appoints new editor-in-chief

Sasha Josipovicz (C) 2013 Clifton Li. 
OBJEKT USA-Canada, a high-end boutique magazine for the North American design, art, antiques and architecture market, has its first honorary editor-in-chief: interior designer Sasha Josipovicz. The North American edition is a sister-publication to OBJEKT International.

"OBJEKT is expanding its presence in North America and after 15 years of creative collaborations with OBJEKT,” co-founder and publisher Hans Fonk said. “Josipovicz will assist with developing key relationships in support of this expansion. I am confident the magazine will continue to flourish with his creative ideas and work ethic."

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