Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Major shakeup at Rogers Publishing: Canadian Business; MoneySense

[This post has been updated] There's been a major shakeup in the news and business division at Rogers Publishing as Duncan Hood moves over from Canadian Business to be editor of MoneySense; he replaces Jonathan Chevreau, who becomes editor-at-large. He is replaced as editor-in-chief of CB by James Cowan, who had been deputy editor. And two of the longest serving staffers  at CB, managing editor Conan Tobias and senior writer Matt McClearn, were let go. Also gone is Trevor Melanson, an editor at

[Update  The Globe and Mail reported that Hood will also have a new role as director of personal finance for Rogers Publishing, responsible for expanding personal finance coverage across all of the company's brands, including such magazines as Chatelaine and Today's Parent.

In an interview, Steve Maich, senior vice-president and general manager, told the Globe
“Frankly, it was primarily about cost savings,” noting that both magazines have “been performing quite well.”  
But Mr. Maich also hopes the leadership changes will help the magazines take advantage of new opportunities with readers. The shift at Canadian Business won’t be radical, but after listening to subscribers and market research, the division is betting its “opportunity to win” is in speaking more directly to executives and entrepreneurs. “It’s a matter of what you choose to emphasize.”]

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Major shakeup" is redundant when discussing Rogers Publishing. Has there been one consistent Editor and Publisher on ANY Rogers Magazine brand in the last 6-9 months?

Management obviously doesn't value the reader relationships, customer relationships, market insights, company insights etc. that have been lost or disrupted. Even though it has been documented that profits are FOUR times higher when experiencing low turnover as those in offices with high employee turnover.

The impact can already be seen in the quality and output for some of these brands. Bummer.

2:52 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why the need for "cost savings" if both magazines have been "performing quite well"?

5:04 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon. 2 Because other mags aren't doing well.

7:43 pm  

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