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MagsWest 2020 Is Back With a Series of Webinars in September!

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This year, Magazines West runs from September 14-18 and September 21-25, with one webinar via Zoom each day at noon PT (except for the Sept. 18 workshop, which starts at 10 a.m. PT).

Programming for 2020 includes:

  • A keynote manifesto by Erin Millar of Discourse Media
  • 9 webinars: 6 one-hour (or one-hour plus) presentations, a three-hour workshop, a discussion, and a free Q&A session about Canada Periodical Fund’s Aid To Publishers program
  • Four half-hour revenue diversity “doctor” consultations, 2 each on September 15 and 17, with Jason Maghanoy of St. Joseph Media

Visit our MagsWest 2020 website to find out more and to register. We hope you can join us!


Week One

September 14, 12-12:50 p.m.: Use Your Voice: The Power of Small Magazines and Local Media – Keynote Manifesto by Erin Millar, Discourse Media

September 15, 12-1:15 p.m.: Building Your Magazine Through Unique Brand Experiences and Other Revenue Strategies – Jason Maghanoy, St. Joseph Media

You can also register for 1 of 4 Revenue Diversity Doctor consultations with Jason Maghanoy on September 15 (3:15-3:45 p.m. / 4-4:30 p.m. PT) and September 17 (10-10:30 a.m. /  10:45-11:15 a.m. PT).

September 16, 12-1:15 p.m.: How To Do Scrollytelling in an Effective and Appealing Way – Malin Pettersen, Vev Design

September 17, 12-1:15 p.m.: Investigative Collaborations for Local News Organizations and Magazines – Patti Sonntag, Institute for Investigative Journalism

September 18, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. PT (with a brief break 1/2 way)Finding Stories in Numbers –  3-hour online workshop on data journalism with David McKie

– David McKie’s workshop registrants must have a spreadsheet program they’re familiar with using, e.g. MS Excel, available during the workshop, and will also be asked to submit a data-related research question at least a week beforehand.

Week Two

September 21, 12-1:15 p.m.: Leveraging Your Grant Funding to Get Stuff Happening – Allyson McGrane, Left Right Minds

September 22, 12-1:15 p.m.: Service Packages for Small and Niche Magazines – Stacey McLachlan, Canada Wide Media

September 23, 12-1:15 p.m.: Using Storytelling to Expand Your Magazine’s Reach –  Fiona Bramble and Kari Whittle-Brown, Here Magazine and David McKie

September 24, 12-12:50 p.m.: Changes to the CPF Aid To Publishers Program (presentation & Q&A) – Karine Morin, Canada Periodical Fund

September 25, 12-1:30 p.m.: Freelance Writing – Jennifer Van Evra

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