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23 May 2020,     TORONTO

Copyright Framework is Broken

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National voice of English language Canadian owned book publisher
 The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP)  said that Canada’s “copyright framework is broken” after an appeals court dealt Canadian publishers and authors a major setback in a closely watched copyright case. the  Federal Court of Appeal upheld a lower court decision in Access Copyright v. York University, which held that copying guidelines used by York University in Toronto did not comply with the Canadian Supreme Court’s test for fair dealing. but,

23 May 2020,     NEW YORK

ENroute Takes to Social Media to Reconnect with Travel Media

With travel and tourism public relations on pause — as most travel is on hold for the time being — ENroute  has started a social media campaign under the hashtag #TravelwENroute inviting journalists to remember the good times they have had while traveling on a press trip by posting a picture of the experience.The campaign revels in nostalgia, with writers going back through almost 15 years —

21 May 2020,     TORONTO

NOW Magazine Reports 9% Growth Print Readership

Print readership increases
Print readership increases
NOW Magazine  growth in print readership  as reported in the Spring 2020 Vividata Study. Released on May 5th, Vividata's Spring 2020 Study showcases NOW's print readership at 1,776,000 monthly readers compared to 1,636,000 monthly readers reported in February 5th in Vividata's Winter 2020 Study1. This represents  9.3 per cent audience growth within a three-month period.

20 May 2020,     TORONTO

B2B Award Winners Announced

The National Media Awards Foundation (NMAF) has  announced the winners of the 2nd Annual National Magazine Awards: B2B. Karen Lorimer, winner of the 2020 B2B Leadership Award. The Gold and Silver awards for the 19 NMA: B2B categories: Esquisses won the prestigious Best Magazine award, Canadian Architect (IQ Business Media) was the recipient of the 2020 Best Publisher award, took home the Gold medal for Best Editorial (for “Villes denses, lieux d’échanges”,

4 May 2020,     TORONTO

Canadian Online Publishing Awards 2020 Dates Announced

The COPAs has made some changes to the 2020 Awards program due the the COVID-19 market disruption and they have just released their 2020 schedule that begins with the public call for Judges in May.



The 2020 COPAs schedule has been changed this year and the following is the process for this year. The Call for Judges will begin in May and the entry categories will be released on

23 April 2020,     TORONTO

National Magazine Awards Finalists 2020

The National Media Awards Foundation (NMAF) has unveil the finalists for the 43rd National Magazine Awards, including the publications short listed for the Best Magazine awards. For this year’s competition, 174 Canadian magazines from coast to coast to coast—English and French, print and digital—submitted the work of more than 2,000 writers, editors, photographers, illustrators, art directors, and other creators. The NMAF’s 124 volunteer judges have selected a total of 179 submissions from 64 different Canadian publications for awards in 28 written, visual, editorial, and best magazine categories. NOMINATION HIGHLIGHTS

22 April 2020,     TORONTO

News Media Canada Funding For 63 Journalists

The voice of Canada's news media
The voice of Canada's news media
News Media Canada  announced it will fund an additional 63 journalists at 53 host news organizations under the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative. This second round of journalists brings the total number of Local Journalism Initiative reporters across the country to 168. News Media Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative (LJI) program provides funding to grant recipients to hire reporters to create new journalistic content covering civic issues and institutions of importance to Canadians.

22 April 2020,    

Earth Day 50th Anniversary


The printed word part of the solution
The printed word part of the solution
Today is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day – the world’s largest environmental movement to drive transformative change for people and planet. This year Earth Day will be observed in around 190 countries by close to 100,000 organizations, including FSC. More than 1 billion people participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

17 April 2020,     MARKHAM

John Van Velzen Former Publisher of Camar Dies

John Van Velzen former Publisher and Partner of Camar Publications
John Van Velzen former Publisher and Partner of Camar Publications
John VAN VELZEN, former publisher of Camar Publications lost his battle with cancer on april 14th .In the early '80s, along with a business partner, they created the Markham based publishing company Camar Publications, that included some of Canada's most popular magazines, Canadian Gardening, Canadian Workshop, Photo Life and Crafts Plus.
The May 1990 issue of Masthead Magazine called him the Czar of Canadian Special Interest Magazines. John immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands in the 1950s.

12 April 2020,     OTTAWA

Government Funding To Publishers Expedited

Canadian Heritage has said  they will expedite  2020 Canada Periodical Fund Aid to Publisher . Publishers should see payments at the  end of April or beginning of May 2020.The amounts paid  will be the same amount as received in 2019. Magazines receiving  Canada Council  funding  will receive an advance payment of 35% on  2020–21 core grant.

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