Editor’s Note / Message du rédacteur en chef
Let me be the first to welcome you to the inaugural edition of the online CRPA Bulletin! I’m very excited to take on the role of chief editor and to be a part of the transition to this online format. Grant Cubbon is also joining the team as our new deputy editor, and we are really looking forward to pushing out lots of great content to all of you. These would be big roles to fill at the baseline, but even more so after the fantastic job Stéphane Jean-François and Leona Page have done as chief and deputy editors. They’ve set the bar very high and I hope we can keep it there. They deserve a huge amount of thanks for all of their hard work over the last decade.
The change to an online format is not insignificant. It’s been talked about off and on for many years. With the current change in the media landscape and the new editorial team coming on board, the time was right to make the switch for 2018. We had many goals in moving to this new format, these being the main ones:
- Publishing information in a more timely fashion to ensure our content is current
- Making it easier to access the Bulletin wherever you are—at home, at work or maybe even on vacation (We know there’s at least one of you out there on vacation!)
- Making it easier to access archived articles and making the magazines more searchable
The other big change we’ve made is that the Bulletin is now available to everyone, not just CRPA members. We expect this to greatly increase our public profile and, as our readership grows, create more advertising opportunities for our corporate members.
So how will the online Bulletin work? Well, to start, we’ll be publishing monthly issues, which is much more frequent than the former three issues per year. This will mean that each issue will have less content but, as mentioned, that content will be more current. Every month you’ll receive a short email when the new issue is live—just follow the link and start reading! In addition to the online content, a special conference edition will still be printed and included in the conference bags. Otherwise, you’ll find everything online, including the conference edition!
We’d love to hear your thoughts on the new format. If you have any comments, or suggestions for content, or would like to get involved in any way, email us at [email protected].