Media Monday Edmonton: Week in Review #1

Like many others, I’m interested in the continual evolution of journalism and media. And given my passion for Edmonton, I’m particularly interested in that evolution at a local level. Where have we been, and where are we going? What’s next?

I’m not particularly interested in the distinction between “traditional media” and “new media”, though I recognize there are instances in which treating the two separately can help our understanding of the changes that are going on. Taking the long view, however, I see the entities the terms represent merging.

I’d like to start devoting an entry each Monday to this changing landscape (it’s all about experimentation, right?). Some weeks it’ll be a review of relevant news (like what you see below), other weeks it might be an opinion, or a critique, or an interview, or some statistics, or something I haven’t thought of yet. Hopefully I can keep it interesting for both me and you!

Here’s my first week in review:

You can follow Edmonton media news on Twitter using the hashtag #yegmedia. For a great overview of the global media landscape, check out Mediagazer. The big news today is of course the Huffington Post acquisition by AOL.

So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? And what would you like to see me write about in future Media Monday entries? Let me know!

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  • Anonymous

    Interestingly, most, if not all, your links were about mainstream media. I know you are going to do it on your own anyway, but if I was to suggest anything it would be linking to some of the more interesting blog posts published by non-msm folk every week.

    Good stuff, Mack!

    • Good suggestion, thanks Andy! I have tried to do that to a certain extent in my Edmonton notes, but this is probably another good place for that.

  • Anonymous

    You’re performing a great service here, Mack. There’s very little coverage of Edmonton media in Edmonton’s mainstream media. That’s partly because it feels like “inside baseball” – we’re not sure anyone else is as interested in it as we are. It’s also partly because there’s a discomfort about reporting on (or sometimes even mentioning) the “competition.” This attitude isn’t very productive, but it is widespread.

    As I think you’ve demonstrated in this post, what’s going on in Edmonton’s media is interesting and pertinent to the city. So I salute you for filling the unfilled niche, and I look forward to reading this every Monday.

    • Thanks Karen. I thought about it for a while and essentially came to the same conclusion as you – what’s going on is interesting and pertinent to the city! It’s worth writing and talking about.

      Thanks for reading! And for being interesting and dedicated to your craft, giving me stuff to write about!

  • Thanks for the shout-out Mack. We’re really excited about the pro

    I agree with Karen and Andy that this is valuabl

  • Let’s try that again. Thanks for the shout-out — we’re really excited about the project.

    We’ll be following Monday Monday Edmonton!

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