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Small Magazines Pushed Aside

By James Shea

Since a magazine has only a fraction of a second to catch a potential customer’s eye, especially the eye of a fast-moving commuter, a magazine’s location on the rack can make all the difference.
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Change in the House of Heritage

By John Smylie with files from Jamie Griffith

The Department of Canadian Heritage is restructuring the Canada Magazine Fund (CMF), as well as the Publications Assistance Program (PAP), in an effort to address apparent inequities. Changes could involve the amount of funding received, how assistance can be spent, and even program eligibility. Read More


We can Re-Launch It...

By Amanda Gomes

Coda, one of Canada’s oldest music magazines, has been reinvented several times since it was founded by John Norris 50 years ago. Read More


Maclean's and Macleans

By Rebekah Williams, one of the first Canadian magazines to go online, wants to do more than just mimic its print counterpart, although emulating the print magazine is vital to the website’s success says Sheldon Sawchuk, general manager. He wants the website to attract a different kind of reader. Read More


She's got FLARE

By Greg Coyle

When she was in the eighth grade, Stephanie Trendocher’s closet doors were plastered with cutout images of fashion trends from magazines like Teen, Elle Girl and Cosmo Girl. But it wasn’t until she began studying at McMaster University that she started loyally reading Flare, and, when she did, Trendocher knew she had found the publication she dreamed of working for. Read More


Griffith on the Go

By Jamie Griffith

From the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s (CRTC) strict rules regarding Canadian content on the airwaves to federal funding for filmmakers and musicians, there are many aspects of Canadian culture and art that receive money from tax dollars via the Department of Canadian Heritage.
The rules, however, are becoming tighter. Read More


Freelancing 101

By Mandy Ross

When Toronto freelance writer Paul Lima received a $10 cheque for the first article he sold, he wanted to put it on his office wall as a reminder of his accomplishment. Unfortunately, Lima needed the money to pay for transportation to an event he was covering, so he cashed the cheque and settled for a framed photocopy. Read More