About Us

The Digital Publishing Awards are produced by the National Media Awards Foundation, a not-for-profit, registered charity that has administered Canada’s annual National Magazine Awards since 1977. With a reputation for facilitating a rigorous, fair and transparent awards program in which content creators are recognized and rewarded for outstanding achievement in magazine journalism, the NMAF is proud to present the Digital Publishing Awards in consultation with Canada’s leading producers and creators of digital publishing.

 

The Digital Publishing Awards recognize and promote excellence in the content and creation of Canadian digital publications through an annual program of awards and national publicity efforts.

 

This year’s Digital Publishing Awards Advisory Committee members, who provided invaluable guidance to crafting the 2018 program, include:

 

  • Jean-Philippe Cipriani, Director, Digital Content, L'actualité
  • Jude Isabella, Editor-in-Chief, Hakai Magazine
  • Matt Frehner, Head of Presentation, The Globe and Mail
  • Kenny Yum, Chief of Staff, CBC News

 

2017-2018 Board of Directors & Staff 

 

Executive Committee / Comité de direction 

 

President / Président

       Nino Di Cara

       Executive Vice President, Content Marketing / Vice-président directeur, marketing de contenu

       Bookmark (formerly Spafax)

 

Executive At-Large / Administrateur général

Terry Sellwood

Retired, formerly President / Ancien président 

Cottage Life Media 

 

Vice President NMA / Vice-présidente (NMA)

Melony Ward

Publisher / Éditrice

Canada's History and Kayak

 

Vice President DPA / Vice-président (DPA)

Kenny Yum

Chief of staff, Senior Director / Directeur principal 

CBC News

 

Treasurer / Trésorière

Liana Bell, CA, CPA

Partner / Associée

Clark Henning LLP

 

Past-President / Président sortant

Joyce Byrne

Publisher / Éditrice

Avenue Magazine 

Directors / Administrateurs 

      Julie Cailliau 

      Editor-in-Chief / Rédactrice en chef

      Les Affaires

 

      Derek Finkle 

      Founder / Fondateur

      Canadian Writers Group

 

      Matt Frehner 

      Head of Presentation / Responsable de la présentation

      The Globe and Mail

 

Christopher Frey

Founding editor, Hazlitt, and Toronto correspondent, Monocle / Fondateur de Hazlitt; correspondant à Toronto, Monocle

Monocle Magazine

 

Curtis Gillespie

Editor / Rédacteur en chef

Eighteen Bridges
 

David Hayes

Freelance journalist / Journaliste pigiste

 

Elamin Abdelmahmoud

Editor, Social Media and News Curation Responsable des médias sociaux et de l'édition des nouvelles

Buzzfeed Canada

 

Jessica Johnson

Executive Editor and Creative Director / Directrice de la rédaction et de la création

The Walrus

 

      Peter McNeill 

      National Director / Directeur national

      KPMG Enterprise

 

Dan McPhee

Head of Media Platforms / Directeur de la division des plateformes médiatiques

Google Canada

 

Erin Millar

Co-founder and CEO / Co-fondatrice et directrice générale

Discourse Media

 

Judith Pereira 

Managing Editor / Directrice de rédaction

Report on Business

 

Dominique Ritter

Editor-in-Chief / Rédactrice en chef

Reader's Digest Canada

 

Paul Roelofs

Creative Director, Publication Designer / Designer et directeur de la création

Vancouver Magazine, Western Living Magazine 

 

Lisa Whittington-Hill

Publisher / Éditrice 

This Magazine 

 

Our Team / Notre équipe 

 

Barbara Gould

Executive Director / Directrice générale

Richard A. Johnson

Media Liaison and Special Projects Manager / Liaison avec les médias et directeur, projets spéciaux

 

Émilie Pontbriand

Bilingual Communications Manager / Directrice des communications

 

Eny Kuen

Production Coordinator / Coordonnatrice de production

 

Leah Edwards

Stephanie Philp

Interns / Stagiaires