Here's a fairly arbitrary rundown on some of the stories that were published this year on the Canadian Magazines blog. [Today, January to June. Tomorrow: July to the end of the year.]
Sasha Emmons named EIC of Today’s Parent. Described by Steve Maich, gm of publishing at Rogers Media as “a natural leader and spokesperson”.
A new, twice-a-year literary food journal called Beer & Butter Tarts is launched in Toronto
Cameron Williamson named EIC of Flare
Toronto Life publishes a "clarification" about its October story about the fear of sexual assault at York University. York University subsequently agreed to a dismissal of its lawsuit against the magazine.
John Intini named editor-in-chief of Sportsnet magazine, replacing Steve Maich, who was named senior vice-president and general manager of publishing at Rogers Media.
Matt O'Grady, who quit BCBusiness in a dispute about the publisher Peter Legge spiking an investigative story, was welcomed back. Legge said it was a misunderstanding.
Joyce Byrne, longtime 2IC at Edmonton's Venture Publishing, moves to Calgary to become publisher of Redpoint Media's Avenue Calgary.
Benjamin News Group announced that the family owned centenary business was to close down in April. 225 people were to lose their jobs.
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Clean up woman
Jane Francisco, the former EIC of Chatelaine, wasted no time in redesigning and putting her personal stamp on Hearst's Good Housekeeping.
Two into one
First, Canada's two biggest accounting associations merged. Then their two magazines merged. Result: CPA magazine
Rogers Publishing reorganizes with group publishers: one for current affairs; one for Quebec-based titles; one for fashion and beauty.
TC Media closes down Fresh Juice, its partnership magazine with Loblaw.
Globe-al style advice
Style Advisor, a twice-annual lifestyle supplement magazine is launched by the Globe and Mail.
It took two years, but Patricia Pearson and Rogers Publishing came to a settlement about the use of her story on peanut allergies on 3rd party websites.
Mike didn't make it right
Dauphin Media, partner with TV handyman Mike Holmes in Holmes magazine, left town, stiffing its landlord and subscribers who had prepaid $500,000 in subscriptions.
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