Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Kids' history magazine Kayak has new editor

[This post has been updated] Canada’s History Magazine for Kids has a new editor. Nancy Payne has worked in broadcast and print journalism and most recently was editor of the Canadian Wildlife Federation’s publications WILD and Canadian Wildlife/Biosphère.Her appointment by the publishers, Canada's National History Society, is effective immediately and the first published issue under her hand will be in April, featuring Canada’s parks and historic sites.
Kayak is a quarterly magazine, in English as a paid print or digital subscription, and in French as a print supplement to the Quebec-based popular science children’s magazine Les Débrouillards.
[Update] According to a Winnipeg Free Press interview with publisher Deborah Morrison, the previous editor (since 2006), Jill Foran, has accepted an editorial position at Reader's Digest in Montreal. Like Foran, who edited Kayak from her home in Calgary, Payne will also edit the magazine at a distance, from her home in Peterborough. (Canada's History has been unusually open to such remote arrangements; its art director is based in Montreal.)
In addition to Kayak, the society publishes Canada’s History (formerly The Beaver) and administers Canada’s top history honours including the Governor General’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching Canadian History and the Pierre Berton Award.

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