Beginning June 27, Black Press’ Monday Magazine is moving from an alternative news weekly to a comprehensive monthly arts and entertainment guide.
Along with the revitalized magazine comes a revamped website with weekly blogs, videos and updates from our writers with plenty of room for readers to share their thoughts and ideas. Readers will also enjoy expanded arts and entertainment coverage twice weekly in Black Press’ community newspapers.
“Monday has a solid reputation in the arts community,” said publisher Penny Sakamoto. “Now more than ever, Monday’s focus is celebrating the wealth of talent and culture our city offers.”
After 39 years as Victoria’s premier weekly read, Black Press is excited to announce the new monthly iteration of its local flagship brand.
Alongside the familiar voice of film reviewer Robert Moyes and the ever-popular horoscopes by Georgia Nicols, Monday will now feature CTV entertainment reporter Adam Sawatsky, fashion it-girl Emma Yardley, gastronaut Don Genova, arts maven Janis La Couvée, independent film advice from Victoria Film Fest director Kathy Kay, the contemporary musings of CBC Radio host Jo-Ann Roberts and some comedic relief from Mike Delamont.
The vibrant, full-colour Monday also offers extensive coverage of outdoor recreation, sports, interior design, and an expanded events calendar — available in print and also at Mondaymag.com and Vicnews.com. Black Press’ Victoria community newspapers — Victoria News, Saanich News, Oak Bay News and the Goldstream News Gazette — will also host an expanded, Monday approved arts and entertainment section twice weekly, complete with an events calendar.
“This is a brand new Monday with plenty of features and information on what’s happening in Greater Victoria that no one else is providing,” said Sakamoto. “The new Monday is for the person who is active, engaged, loves to go out and take part in our community and discover new things.”
Black Press, the largest independently-owned media company in Canada, decided on the move in response to a shifting marketplace, which has affected alt-weeklies across North America, including massive layoffs at the Village Voice and the Boston Phoenix, which recently closed. M