Here is my latest update on local media stuff:
- For updated election projections, check out ThreeHundredHeight.com. Here’s their post from earlier today highlighting how well the Wildrose are doing in recent polls.
- If you haven’t already, check out Alberta Tweets. It’s a project of Armadillo Studios that is visualizing the election on Twitter – who is tweeting, what are the common topics, etc. Here’s the infographic for March 25 to April 1.
- Fil Fraser was among the deserving winners of the Diamond Jubilee Medal: “Fil Fraser is an Alberta and Canadian pioneer in the areas of broadcasting, film, television production, newspaper publishing and multiculturalism. He has written extensively on human rights and multiculturalism issues and served as Chairman of the Alberta Human Rights Commission. He also has been instrumental in developing the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards. Fil is a Member of the Order of Canada and the Alberta Order of Excellence.”
- There’s some great Edmonton representation in this list of Alberta’s top 10 style bloggers.
- Metro Edmonton has launched a bit of a redesign, and according to the latest NADbank figures, has grown its readership by 31%.
- According to those same figures, combined print & online weekday readership for the Edmonton Sun increased 2.9% in 2011 compared to an increase of 1.2% for the Edmonton Journal. In February, the Sun’s online traffic reached 350,000 unique visitors.
- Congratulations to @britl on posting 50,000 tweets!
- This is pretty amazing! Joy Roberts White, a former reporter who worked for Reuters and the BBC, recently celebrated her 102nd birthday at the Edmonton General! She was an Edmonton print and broadcast journalist for CTV, CBC and CKUA from the ’50s to the ’90s. Nice job Laurie on sharing that story!
- Journal photographer Larry Wong has been nominated for an award from the Canadian Association of Journalists for his work during the World Juniors, among other things.
- Marty has some updates on local radio news. SONIC’s Garner Andrews won Morning Show of the Year and Al Ford won Program Director of the Year at the Canadian Music Week awards.
- Check out Garage Shots, a new automobile magazine created by local photographer Darren Greenwood. The Journal wrote about it this week.
- I missed mentioning the launch of Phabrik, a new fashion, art, and design magazine from Sandra Sing Fernandes. As long as you’re on a device with Flash, check it out here.
- Congratulations to the winners of the Alberta Magazine Awards for 2012! The full list is here. Great to see Ruth Kelly recognized in the Achievement in Publishing category!
- Here’s more on the drive to save the old Edmonton Journal paper shacks. "If nobody wants it, it will eventually get demolished, like everything else."
- The First Alberta Campus Radio Association (FACRA) is holding its AGM on June 7 at the U of A, and they’re looking for board members too.
- Congrats to fusedlogic on closing a round of equity financing and the subsequent expansion! They’re hiring!
- The latest issue of Boyle McCauley News is online!
- Kelly Ripa is in Alberta this week, filming four episodes of her show in Banff. She was given the white cowboy hat. What’s the Edmonton equivalent for VIPs? Do we have one? Do we need one?
So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!