The wayback machine: buyouts; unions; fundraising; swimsuits; copyright; airbrushing
Another in our sporadic, somewhat arbitrary, recollections of posts past on the Canadian Magazines blog. (Named in homage to Peabody's Improbable History, starring the time-travelling dog Dr. Peabody and his faithful boy, Sherman, from the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show.
Five years ago
- Bayard Presse Canada buys out religious partner
- Digital magazine editions are gaining ground, particularly for b-to-b magazines
- You guys are afraid to talk about abortion, Maclean's tells its readers
- Front Page newsstand, an Edmonton fixture, to close up shop
- Will cultural mags be able to meet the CRA fundraising benchmarks?
- Webster relinquishes Maisonneuve publisher job to be a full-time editor
Three years ago
- Canadian Press, a 93-year-old co-op, is to be privatized by its three biggest members
- Will it be the law to disclose that a magazine has airbrushed its cover model?
- Writer's open letter to Canadian writers urgest them to join "a real union"
- BCAMP hits a bump, but recovers with variant on proposed name change
- Indigo Books & Music stores to branch out into more toys, more gifts and photography
- Up Here magazine uses swimsuit models to provoke discussion of climate change
A year ago
- Avenue Calgary out of the chute with Stampede issue on new iPad app
- Elle Canada publishes 2nd cover that's an ad for nail polish
- Dogs in Canada may bound back if publishing partner can be found
- Supreme Court copyright decision does not unleash a "free for all", says Access Copyright
- Sportsnet magazine being sold for a buck a copy
- Leaving magazine publishers in the lurch is bad for the business