Fraser Valley News (FVN) has been nominated for three awards by Small Business BC. The Chilliwack-based digital news, sports and entertainment site was founded by industry veteran Don Lehn, earning nominations for Premier’s People’s Choice, Best Marketer and Best Concept. Lehn started the site in 2015 after recognizing a news gap in the region. Lehn was laid off in restructuring at Surrey’s 107.7 Pulse FM (CISF-FM) in July, with previous stints in news at 89.5 The Drive Chilliwack (CHWK-FM), CKWX News 1130 and Z95.3 (CKZZ-FM) in Vancouver as well as Energy 1200 (CFGO-AM) Ottawa.
John R. (Rick) MacArthur, president and publisher of Harper’s Magazine, will speak alongside Canadian magazine editors and publishers at the Canadian Journalism Foundation’s Digital or Bust? The Future of Magazines talk on Nov. 30 in Toronto. The panel discussion will explore how American and Canadian publications are negotiating the digital shift. Sarah Fulford, editor-in-chief of Toronto Life; Jonathan Kay, editor-in-chief of The Walrus, and Steve Maich, senior vice-president of digital content and publishing for Rogers Media are panelists with Laas Turnbull, chief audience officer for ZoomerMedia Ltd., moderating. The discussion is part of the CJF J-Talks series, exploring issues and challenges shaping journalism.