Edmonton Notes for July 23, 2017

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes:

Headlines

Just after the storm passed

Upcoming Events

Experience Jasper Avenue

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #259

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

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Canada Day 2017, photo by IQRemix

And here is some slightly less local media stuff:

  • After 25 years at the station, Gord Gillies is moving from Global Calgary to News Talk 770 to host a new show launching on August 14. “A new co-anchor for Global News Hour at 6 will be announced in the coming weeks.” Imagine if Gord Steinke moved over to 630 CHED.
  • Postmedia reported its 3rd quarter results last week. “Revenue for the quarter was $194.0 million as compared to $218.3 million in the prior year, a decrease of $24.3 million (11.1%).” The company will “continue to identify and undertake ongoing cost reduction initiatives in an effort to address revenue declination in the legacy print business.”
  • Here’s a tweetstorm from ProPublica demonstrating how community participation led to a big story about Donald Trump and his son Eric Trump.
  • The Atlantic is making a bigger bet on niche media with a revamped CityLab. The new site is “designed to better reflect CityLab’s increased understanding of its core audience of urban decision makers and influencers.”
  • The New York Times interviewed Jay Leno about The Tonight Show and the “challenges of being a political joke-teller in a polarized environment.”

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 July 9, 2017

What a hot weekend! Edmonton had a heat warning in effect for most of it, but Environment Canada says “there will be some relief from the heat on Monday.” There’s a severe thunderstorm watch in effect for tonight, too.

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes:

Headlines

Firebrand Glass
“Firebrand Glass” on Capital Boulevard

Upcoming Events

Future Valley Line LRT Tunnel in The Quarters
The future Valley Line LRT tunnel down from The Quarters

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #258

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

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Jeff Samsonow & Karen Unland

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.

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #257

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

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Solar panel rebate program launch, 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.

Edmonton Notes for June 25, 2017

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes:

Headlines

Edmonton Skyline
Edmonton Skyline, photo by Kurt Bauschardt

Upcoming Events

Downtown Edmonton

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #256

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

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Ruth Kelly was chair of EPCOR’s Community Essentials Council back in 2011

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 June 18, 2017

Happy Father’s Day! Here are my weekly Edmonton notes:

Headlines

Downtown Bike Lanes
Downtown Bike Lanes are now partially open!

Upcoming Events

Downtown Sunset

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #255

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

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Design for new Leduc interchange jointly funded, 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.

Edmonton Notes for June 11, 2017

I’ve been in Seattle on vacation with Sharon for the last week! I’m still here actually, attending a Microsoft conference for the next couple of days. It was a nice break from the computer, but I’m ready to get back down to business.

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes:

Headlines

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Councillor Scott McKeen and Premier Rachel Notley, photo by Premier of Alberta

Upcoming Events

  • Indulgence is taking place on Monday evening at the Delta Edmonton South.
  • Improvaganza kicks off on Wednesday!
  • The City is holding an open house on Thursday to discuss a proposed rezoning in Jasper Park that would allow for the development of up to nine row housing units.
  • City Hall School’s annual Citizenship Fair takes place on Friday afternoon at City Hall.
  • WWE Live returns to Edmonton on Friday at Northlands Coliseum.
  • The Africa Centre is hosting its 2017 Africa Day Gala at the Shaw Conference Centre on Saturday.
  • Head over to 104 Street on Saturday for the Mercer Summer Super Party or to Highlands for the Highlandia Festival.
  • ZooFest takes place at the Edmonton Valley Zoo on Saturday evening to raise funds for the Valley Zoo Development Society and the Zebra Child Protection Centre.
  • We are having our first Taproot Edmonton event on June 21 discussing a couple of exciting urban planning ideas! It’ll be kind of like doing one of our stories, but live. We hope you can join us!
  • Be sure to check out Taproot Edmonton’s guide to summer festivals & events for more upcoming events!
  • The City has released some details for this year’s Canada Day celebrations. “It is anticipated that 300,000 people will attend the celebrations throughout the day.”
  • For more upcoming events, check out ShareEdmonton.

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Mayor Don Iveson, photo by Don Voaklander