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Joe Chidley to lead the charge at Maclean's universities franchise

July 15, 2009

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    TORONTO, July 15 /CNW/ - Ken Whyte, Vice-President and Publisher of
Canadian Business, PROFIT, MoneySense and Maclean's magazines, today announced
the appointment of Joe Chidley to the position of Editor and Associate
Publisher, Special Projects Unit, at Maclean's and Canadian Business
magazines.
    Effective immediately, Chidley, who served as Editor of Canadian Business
magazine since June 2000, will assume overall editorial responsibility for
Canada's most influential reports on higher education, including the very
well-known annual Maclean's University Rankings and Guide, as well as other
important editorial projects at Maclean's and Canadian Business.
    As a pioneer of the annual Canadian Business MBA guide, Chidley is
uniquely suited to his new role. Not only will he oversee these education
packages for the two publications, he will also oversee content for annual
lists such as Canadian Business magazine's Investor 500 ranking and the Rich
100 ranking.
    "I'm delighted Joe has accepted this promotion so that we can further
employ his talents," says Whyte. "In particular, his leadership will ensure
the continued growth of Maclean's as the definitive Canadian voice on higher
education."
    "I'm looking forward to returning to Maclean's while still having the
opportunity to continue working with my colleagues at Canadian Business," says
Chidley. "Not only will I have the honour of shaping the voice of some of the
most high-profile and respected education packages in the country, I'll be
doing so at a publication where I spent the early years of my career in
journalism."
    Chidley assumes responsibility for the Maclean's education franchise
during an exciting time of growth. In addition to publishing the very
well-known University Rankings and Guidebook, Maclean's also unveiled its
first-annual Student Survey issue in 2007 and the first Professional Schools
issue last year. The magazine also launched the OnCampus education channel at
Macleans.ca.
    During Chidley's nine years of leadership, Canadian Business secured its
position as the best-selling business magazine in Canada. This year, the
magazine was nominated for Magazine of the Year, the most prestigious award
bestowed upon a Canadian magazine by the National Magazine Awards Foundation.
    This appointment follows Whyte's own appointment last month as a
Vice-President at Rogers Consumer Publishing, at which time his responsibility
as Publisher and Editor-in-Chief at Maclean's was expanded to include
publisher responsibilities for the three category-leading business magazines
produced by Rogers Publishing Limited: Canadian Business, PROFIT, and
MoneySense.

    About Maclean's:

    Maclean's is Canada's only national weekly current affairs magazine.
Maclean's enlightens, engages and entertains 2.4 million readers with strong
investigative reporting and exclusive stories from leading journalists in the
fields of international affairs, social issues, national politics, business
and culture. Visit www.macleans.ca.

    About Canadian Business magazine:

    Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving, best-selling
and most-trusted business publication in Canada. Canadian Business stands
alone as the business magazine in Canada with majority paid circulation. With
a readership of more that one million, the magazine is published every second
Monday, except in January, July and August, when monthly issues are published.
Special annual issues of Canadian Business include the Investor 500, the MBA
Guide, the Rich 100 and the Best and Worst Boards. Visit
www.canadianbusiness.com.