Tuesday, August 12, 2014

After short tenure at Next Issue Canada, Ken Whyte shifts to SVP policy job; Steve Maich
takes over

Ken Whyte
[This post has been updated] Fronting recent announcements about Next Issue Canada, the digital newsstand subscription service has been Steve Maich as spokesman. It made one wonder where was Ken Whyte, the putative president of Next Issue Canada? 

Well, it seems that Maich as senior vice president of publishing at Rogers Media is now also in charge of Next Issue and Whyte has quietly moved to a new position as senior vice president of public policy for Rogers. Whyte had become president of NIM in September, relinquishing his role as head of Rogers Publishing LimitedAccording to a story in Media in Canada, [Update: this story was published June 17; we only caught up with it now.]
The changes to leadership at Next Issue Canada and integration of the service into the media co’s publishing side have been made in order to follow through on the new priorities for Rogers that have been laid out in its “Rogers 3.0″ plan by incoming Communications CEO Guy Laurence, according to a representative from the company.
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