Veteran journalists acquire former Decima publications - Hard-hitting content and analysis to continue for Canada's leading communications journals

    OTTAWA, Nov. 6 /CNW Telbec/ - Veteran journalists Debbie Lawes and Mark
Henderson have acquired Tech Media Reports (,
publisher of Canada's premier communications journals: Telemanagement (TM),
Network Letter (NL), Report on Wireless (ROW), Canadian Communications Reports
(CCR) and Canadian NEW MEDIA (CNM).
    Owned by Decima Research Inc. since 2000, these respected
business-to-business publications have been reporting on Canada's
telecommunications, cable TV, broadcasting, and information technology sectors
for more than 20 years. Ms. Lawes and Mr. Henderson say they aspire to meet
and exceed the high editorial standards that readers have expected and
received for many years.
    "These publications are the 'bibles' of Canada's communications industry.
They have covered the changing landscape of the telephone, broadcast
distribution, wireless, information technology and internet markets from their
early days to today's highly competitive environment. Our team of highly
skilled writers across the country will continue to deliver the insider news
that our subscribers depend on," says Ms. Lawes, President of Dovercourt
Editorial Services, and now Publisher and Managing Editor of Tech Media
Reports. Ms. Lawes played a key role in the launch of CCR, ROW and CNM in the
1990s, working as a journalist, editor, managing editor and later publisher of
the newsletters until 2001.
    Together, Ms. Lawes and Mr. Henderson have more than 45 years of
experience as journalists, editors and publishers. Mr. Henderson is currently
Managing Editor and co-owner of Research Money (, the
leading Canadian publication reporting on science and technology funding and
policy in Canada. Research Money was part of the same family of newsletter
publications from its founding in 1987 to 2000.
    "It's exciting to be involved with these newsletters again. These
publications provide great insight into the Canadian communications sector and
give business executives and decision-makers valuable tools for tackling the
competition and growing their businesses," says Mr. Henderson, who takes on
the Vice President responsibilities at Tech Media Reports. "They also
demonstrate that Canadian research and development have a significant impact
on all facets of the communications industry, contributing to a wide range of
innovative products and services."
    "We are proud to have had Decima Research associated with these
publications for the past seven years and are particularly pleased to see that
they are returning to two people who were active in their growth and success
in their early years," says Kevin Loiselle, former partner of Decima Research.
    "Tech Media Reports' subscribers will continue to be well served by
experienced leadership and high-quality editorial standards. We look forward
to ongoing opportunities to collaborate with Tech Media Reports and Dovercourt
Editorial Services in the future," says Michel Lucas, former partner of Decima
    Under the share purchase agreement, Tech Media Reports becomes a wholly
owned subsidiary of Dovercourt Editorial Services, an Ottawa-based
communications company specializing in writing, editing and publishing
newsletters, magazines and other communications vehicles.

    Network Letter (founded 1980) reports on the business and public policy
issues affecting new and established telecommunications companies, with a
focus on local and long distance telephony, data services and high-speed
internet access.

    Telemanagement (founded 1983) provides analysis of new and emerging
communication technologies for Canadian businesses, including IP phone
systems, call centre applications, wireless devices and others.

    Canadian Communications Reports (founded 1993) monitors Canada's
broadcast distribution industry (i.e. cable TV, specialty and pay TV
channels), including policy and regulation, new technologies, marketing, cross
border issues and competition.

    Report on Wireless (founded 1996) reports on developments in Canada's
wireless communications industry, including spectrum management, new
technologies, government policy and competitive issues.

    Canadian NEW MEDIA (founded 1997) reports on Canada's burgeoning new
media industry, including financing opportunities, research and development
programs, tax incentives, content creation, distribution, government policy,
copyright issues, export opportunities, mergers and alliances.

For further information:

For further information: Debbie Lawes, Publisher, Managing Editor, Tech
Media Reports, (613) 729-5096,

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