Media Monday Edmonton: Update #268

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

  • Global News has announced that Jim Haskins is Global Edmonton’s new News Director and Station Manager. “Replacing Tim Spelliscy who retired last month, Jim joins the Edmonton team from Global News Halifax where he worked as a News Director and Station Manager for the last five years.” He started last week.
  • The usual local media suspects are all well-represented in the 2017 Best of Edmonton from Vue Weekly. Sonic 102.9 FM’s Garner Andrews won Best Radio Host (AM), Now 102.3 FM won Best Radio Station, Global Edmonton’s Gord Steinke won Best TV News Anchor, Global Edmonton won Best TV Station, and CTV Edmonton’s Josh Classen won Best TV Meteorologist. On the social media side, The Borchelli Brothers won Best Podcast, Lisa Evans won Best Tweeter, Daveberta.ca won Best Local Affairs Blog, and Linda Hoang won Best Food Blog.
  • LitFest runs October 12-22. Writing (on the web) While Female takes place on October 15 and features Alex Zabjek, Paula Simons, Jana Pruden, and Kathleen Smith.
  • Keep up-to-date on the municipal election with the latest Edmonton Election Update from Taproot Edmonton. Each week we roundup the news and send it to your inbox.
  • The Alberta Podcast Network‘s launch party is sold out for Wednesday evening, but you can catch some of the show on Facebook Live courtesy of CKUA starting at about 7:35pm.
  • Glass Buffalo Magazine is hosting a writing prize reception on Wednesday evening at Yellowhead Brewery. “As you mingle over libations with fellow writers and literature lovers, you’ll hear engaging stories and poetry from Edmonton’s best emerging creative-writing talent, including the finalists for our 2017 writing contests and our Fall 2017 issue contributors!”
  • Episode 75 of the Seen and Heard in Edmonton podcast features Caleb Caswell, “who combines his background in journalism and music to have sincere conversations about Edmonton’s music scene on The Tear Down.”
  • A reminder that the Edmonton Broadcasters Club Fall Luncheon is coming up on October 11 with guest speaker Terry Jones.
  • Speaking of Terry Jones, he wrote recently about the CFL’s efforts to improve viewership. “Early evidence is that the league’s effort to draw new fans and especially younger fans is working.”
  • CBC Edmonton is looking for a temporary Associate Producer for Radio. The position will run until November 2018.
  • Tickets are on sale now for The Media Challenge at the Edmonton Comedy Festival which takes place on Thursday, October 12.
  • This is neat: some local bloggers are taking part in the Canadian Bloggers Fall Home Tour. “All week we will welcome you into our homes for some seasonal home decor inspiration.”

Urban Pedal Tours
Travel Alberta filming on Urban Pedal Tours

And here is some slightly less local media stuff:

You can follow Edmonton media news on Twitter using the hashtag #yegmedia. For a great overview of the global media landscape, check out Mediagazer.

So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!

Want to read great stories about Edmonton? Or maybe you’d like to write them? Join Taproot Edmonton and help us ensure that local journalism has a future in our city.

You can see past Media Monday Edmonton entries here.

Edmonton Notes for September 24, 2017

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes:

Headlines

Walter Dale Bridge - Edmonton
Walterdale Bridge, photo by IQRemix

Upcoming Events

New Walterdale Bridge, Edmonton
New Walterdale Bridge, photo by Jeff Wallace

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #267

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

Interviewing Don Koziak
Members of the media covering Nomination Day at City Hall today

And here is some slightly less local media stuff:

You can follow Edmonton media news on Twitter using the hashtag #yegmedia. For a great overview of the global media landscape, check out Mediagazer.

So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!

Want to read great stories about Edmonton? Or maybe you’d like to write them? Join Taproot Edmonton and help us ensure that local journalism has a future in our city.

You can see past Media Monday Edmonton entries here.

Edmonton Notes for September 17, 2017

Fall is in the air – get out and enjoy the colors! Here are my weekly Edmonton notes:

Headlines

edmonton
Edmonton, photo by Paul

Upcoming Events

Giovanni Caboto Park

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #266

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

Helping more Albertans get good jobs
Helping more Albertans get good jobs, photo by Premier of Alberta

And here is some slightly less local media stuff:

  • From Politico: The Rise of the Twitter Thread, “The compelling, incendiary literary form of the Trump era.”
  • With all the hurricane news on TV right now, the debate about dangerous stand-ups is raging. “Some critics wondered whether they are unnecessary and overly sensational spectacles” but others “insist that the visuals from the storms are essential in persuading people to take hurricane threats seriously and getting them to leave the area.” I’m not so sure.
  • Plenty of video coverage of Hurricane Irma came not from cable news, but from sites like the Washington Post. They’re staffing up and expanding their video capabilities.
  • The Guardian has a feature on The Wall Street Journal’s Trump problem. “Dozens have left the paper in the past year and interviews with current and ex-staffers show outrage over pressure from management to normalize Trump.”

You can follow Edmonton media news on Twitter using the hashtag #yegmedia. For a great overview of the global media landscape, check out Mediagazer.

So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!

Want to read great stories about Edmonton? Or maybe you’d like to write them? Join Taproot Edmonton and help us ensure that local journalism has a future in our city.

You can see past Media Monday Edmonton entries here.

Edmonton Notes for September 10, 2017

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes:

Headlines

Moon Scoop
Moon Scoop, photo by Jeff Wallace

Upcoming Events

Alex Decoteau Park
Alex Decoteau Park is now open!

What the Truck?! at Capital Boulevard on September 9, 2017

As you can tell by the beautiful weather we’ve been having this week, summer isn’t done quite yet! There’s still time to enjoy tasty food truck eats at our final What the Truck?! event of the season:

WHAT: What the Truck?! 2017 Season Wrap-up
WHEN: Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 12pm to 7pm
WHERE: Capital Boulevard (108 Street & 99 Avenue)
RSVP: On Facebook

If this is your first time attending one of our events, be sure to read our tips & tricks. Here is the line-up and here are the menus.

What the Truck?! at Capital Boulevard

I think 2017 has been a great year for food trucks in Edmonton. With around 100 trucks and no shortage of opportunities to patronize them, our city’s food truck scene has continued the momentum built over the last few years. For What the Truck?!, it has been a year of transition. After Saturday we will have run just two of our own events this season. In many ways we have accomplished what we originally set out to, so the way we can best support food trucks in Edmonton is changing. We do that behind-the-scenes with our Book the Trucks form and we’re working on how best to use our network to grow the scene further. To that end, I’m excited that Cindy and Diane have joined our team in recent months to help with social media and communications! I’ll write more about that on the What the Truck?! site soon.

Keep up-to-date on food trucks in Edmonton by following What the Truck?! on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. And to see where the trucks are, be sure to download the Street Food App.

See you on Saturday at Capital Boulevard!

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #265

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

Fort Edmonton Park
Inside the Edmonton Bulletin building at Fort Edmonton Park

And here is some slightly less local media stuff:

  • Marc Edge, author of The News We Deserve: The Transformation of Canada’s Media Landscape, wrote in The Tyee that the “Netflix tax” is a misnomer used to smear a great idea.
  • Also in The Tyee, Peter Menzies writes that “an ad-free, better-funded CBC that shares its reporting could help keep local journalism alive” here in Canada.
  • ProPublica has created a Facebook Messenger bot to collect stories from readers about hate speech. They hope it might also double as “another form of storytelling.”‘
  • Jack Shafer writes in Politico that the op-ed pages in the New York Times have returned to their roots, when “the whole idea was to trigger reader insurrections with outrageous views.”

You can follow Edmonton media news on Twitter using the hashtag #yegmedia. For a great overview of the global media landscape, check out Mediagazer.

So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!

Want to read great stories about Edmonton? Or maybe you’d like to write them? Join Taproot Edmonton and help us ensure that local journalism has a future in our city.

You can see past Media Monday Edmonton entries here.

Edmonton Notes for September 3, 2017

Happy long weekend! Here are my weekly Edmonton notes:

Headlines

City Hall 25th Anniversary
City Hall is 25 years young

Upcoming Events

Edmonton, Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, photo by Jeff Wallace

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #264

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

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RCMP Police Dog Services demonstration for media, photo by Premier of Alberta

And here is some slightly less local media stuff:

You can follow Edmonton media news on Twitter using the hashtag #yegmedia. For a great overview of the global media landscape, check out Mediagazer.

So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!

Want to read great stories about Edmonton? Or maybe you’d like to write them? Join Taproot Edmonton and help us ensure that local journalism has a future in our city.

You can see past Media Monday Edmonton entries here.