Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Brian Segal to leave Rogers Publishing

Brian Segal, (pictured) the head of Rogers Publishing, is leaving the company after 17 years.
Ken Whyte, the executive vice-president of consumer publishing, is likely to take his place overseeing Rogers Communications Inc.’s print media division, according to a source familiar with the matter. The 68-year-old Mr. Segal, who oversees such magazines and their websites as Maclean’s, Chatelaine, Hello! Canada and L’ActualitĂ©, will retire at the end of August. Mr. Segal’s successor faces significant challenges as the company grapples with trying to make money in digital media. For all the talk of tablet devices and the opportunities they offer the industry, publishers have not yet decided on a business model, whether they will erect pay walls around their content, or how to deal with digital players such as Apple Inc. that want a slice of their business for the privilege of publishing on these new platforms.

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