Here is my latest update on local media stuff:
- No idea where they are getting their metrics, but Global Edmonton sent out a tweet the day after the election thanking Edmontonians for making them the most watched election-night special in the city. Speaking of, Linda posted a photo of the web team that kept Global Edmonton’s online stuff updated throughout the night.
- You might be wondering how a non-profit like CKUA can afford to buy the new Alberta Hotel for $12 million. Turns out they sold their existing building for $2.6 million, received a $5 million grant from the City of Edmonton, and will be arranging a mortgage for the rest. It’ll be great to see the building come to life!
- Congratulations to CBC Edmonton’s Charles Rusnell and Grant Gelinas for picking up a couple of CAJ awards!
- The Journal’s Andrea Sands and Larry Wong were recognized last week in the Alberta Teachers’ Association’s annual Education News Writers & Photographers of Alberta awards.
- Sheila Pratt of the Edmonton Journal was a runner-up in the Politics category of the National Newspaper Awards. The paper itself was a runner-up in the Breaking News category for its coverage of the Slave Lake fires.
- Here’s a great tweet photo from Brittney – Bob Layton has upgraded to an iPhone!
- Michael Brechtel tackles the question of just who a citizen journalist is. Does everyone with a soapbox qualify?
- GigCity has your list of winners for the Edmonton Music Awards.
- Julianna Cummins is leaving the Edmonton Journal. Her colleague Stuart Thomson has written a great profile of Julianna and her work.
- Breakfast Television is looking for a freelance videographer to be on call. The deadline to apply is May 31 and the salary is $225/day.
- Metro Edmonton is looking for a reporter/photographer to join the team. The deadline to apply is May 6, see full details here.
- Principal photography for the third season of Come Dine with Me Canada begins this spring, and Edmonton is one of the locations. The episodes should air sometime in the fall.
- Ooh them’s fightin’ words! “Unsubstantiated rumor mongering” from the MSM? Say it ain’t so!
- With MacEwan consolidating its campuses downtown, plans for the big orange Centre for Arts & Communications building remain undecided.
So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!