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"There are some real opportunities to rethink the idea of a tablet magazine in order to recreate something that’s compelling. A tablet magazine should be smarter than the current set of publications. They should give me options about what content I receive and how and when it’s delivered. To do that, content has to be more modular. Today content is wrapped up in a magazine format, where everybody gets the same product. It really should be mixed and matched based on what works for me, not what works for the publisher."-- Joe Zeff, vice-president of tablet app software company ScrollMotion, talking to Digiday about the tablet problems of magazine publishers. Zeff was a tablet pioneer, helping launch apps for Fast Company and National Geographic.
" What most people don't realize is that TIME is now producing more than 150 pieces of content per day and reaching nearly 50M unique visitors per month.We are doing 24/7 what the magazine has always done for the week. We can now say we are a global news site whose coverage is commensurate with the power of our brand."-- Callie Schweitzer, director of digital innovation at TIME, telling Capital New York how things have changed.
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Those resources create a job for Jeremy Nuttall -- living wages and expenses -- which is a hopeful development given that the nation's largest news chain Postmedia has eliminated its parliamentary bureau, the CBC is rocked by cuts, and most other media orgs are downsizing. Hopeful, too, because Jeremy will arrive in Ottawa with a stellar resume that includes freelance reporting from China and positions with the CBC, the Canadian Press and 24Hours Vancouver, as well as the dozens of stories he filed for The Tyee in his groundbreaking investigation of the federal Temporary Foreign Workers Program (see his bio and all his stories for The Tyee to date here).
Even more hopeful because Jeremy brings to Parliament Hill a mandate from you Tyee readers. It's to cover what the rest of the media either lacks the guts or resources to investigate. He has the experience and skills to lay bare complex international business deals, cover labour issues in-depth, cut through politicians' smokescreens, and represent a British Columbian point of view in the nation's capital.
“More than five years ago, I came on board as interim editor for six months, and suddenly it’s five years later,” said Macfarlane [in a release]. “The world of journalism has changed in the last five years, and although I’ve enjoyed every minute here the time has come, as the Walrus said, for a new kind of editor—an editor of all Walrus platforms. I’ve been thinking about this for a while, and decided the timing is right—for me and for the organization.”Macfarlane has been an important player in the Canadian magazine industry since he was associate editor of Maclean's magazine 1970-72. Since then he has been editor of Toronto Life twice (72 - 74 and 92 - 2007). He was managing director of news, features, and information programming at CTV (1991-92); publisher and editor-in-chief of the Financial Times of Canada (1987-90); publisher of Saturday Night magazine (1980-87); editor of Weekend Magazine (1976-80); executive editor of Maclean’s (1975-76); president of Analytical Communications Incorporated, a public relations company owned by Vickers & Benson (1974-75); and associate editor of Maclean’s (1970-72). He was also entertainment editor of the Toronto Star (1968-70); entertainment editor of the Globe and Mail (1967-68); and editorial writer at the Globe and Mail (1965-67).
Launched last week, the “magazines” actually consist of a nine-panel shot that fit together to make a cover. Each individual image is a video, [say Michael Tsang, supervisor of interactive marketing, Mazda], giving a short history vignette into the brand’s past. One magazine will be revealed per week until Sept. 3, when the new model is unveiled.
Because the car itself won’t actually be available for purchase until 2015, this is a soft launch, Tsang says, simply revealing the new look. As such, the campaign will largely live on social, supported by Facebook and Twitter, with no mass media push (though he says next year, there will be a traditional marketing campaign).
The brief to the agency was for “quick, consumable content,” that “celebrated the history” of the car.Could this be an acknowledgement of the power of the magazine form? We can hope.
"We're the same organization that's driven to advance, support, educate and inform editors, but over the coming weeks we'll be rolling out a new visual identity (including a brand new website) and voice. As always, we're committed to community, conversation and collaboration," says Communications Manager Michelle Ou in a Facebook post.The association, which describes itself as "Canada's only national editorial organization", has published a PowerPoint presentation to outline how and why the change has been made. Among the reasons: to increase membership, to keep members and "because it's time".
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"STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics to help teach and inspire students," explains Jennifer Canham, group publisher, Owlkids. "Innovation is driving the future, and by using STEAM to develop our content we're encouraging our readers to learn through creation and discovery."The redesign includes a refreshed logo and new mascot. The September issue, which hits newsstands on August 18 at a promotional $2.50 price, features former Commander Chris Hadfield, who serves as guest editor and takes readers on a special space journey. OWL also introduces its Advisory Board, a group of experts who will contribute to the magazine over the coming year. This board includes Dr. Jennifer Gardy(BC Centre for Disease Control), Jonathan Moneta (MAKELAB), Ziya Tong(Daily Planet co-host) and Raymond Wang (Canadian Young Scientist Journal).
Complementing the relaunch issue's space theme is OWL's exciting "Out of this World" contest, inviting Canadian families to enter for the chance to win their very own space adventure to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.OWL is published by Owlkids, a division of Bayard Canada and also publishes Chirp (ages 3-6), chickaDEE (ages 6 - 9) as well as Owlkids Books.