Here is my latest update on local media stuff:
- Congratulations to Corus Radio’s Ed Mason on receiving the 2013 RTDNA Lifetime Achievement Award!
- Have you got your tickets for iMedia? The event takes place on Sunday at the Fantasyland Hotel. I’m taking part, along with a bunch of other awesome folks!
- Paula Simons on Miriam Green Ellis: “From 1919 to 1927, Ellis was a larger-than-life reporter for The Edmonton Bulletin.” There’s a new exhibit celebrating Ellis’ life and work at the Bruce Peel Special Collections Library at the University of Alberta through March 31.
- Congratulations to David Staples, Ed Kaiser, and David Evans, all nominated for National Newspaper Awards. The winners will be announced in Ottawa on May 3.
- This sounds like it could be fun: FC Edmonton’s Media Training Invitational.
- I love statistics like this in the Journal’s Relinked column: Journal readers spent a collective 33,740 minutes reading the budget speech the afternoon it was released. This week’s column has even more stats.
- CTV Edmonton has a recap of BlogWest 2013.
- The wait for Leduc’s ONE FM is almost over – the countdown currently reads just less than two and a half days.
- Jeff and Sally are back! They’re going to focus their energy on being filmmakers.
- Canadian Music Week kicks off tomorrow in Toronto, and this year SONiC 102.9 is one of the Rogers radio stations that will be providing live coverage.
- If you’re looking for a blast from the past, check out the 10th anniversary special of ITV.
- The NAIT Nugget recently launched a new website.
- The Beaumont News is looking for a multimedia reporter/photographer.
- GIG CITY wrote about the Vintage Edmonton Facebook page.
- Don’t forget IABC Edmonton’s “How to Pitch to Media 101” event takes place on Thursday!
- Five Alberta towns will soon have their CBC Radio ONE AM transmitters replaced with FM transmitters.
- Great news for downtown Calgary that I wanted to mention: Shaw Communications is expanding its corporate headquarters there and the redeveloped building will feature a new state-of-the-art TV studio for Global Calgary.
- This is a great piece on longreads. “More and more, it seems, people are seeking permanence from art both as a reaction and remedy to the anxiety imbedded in our culture of impermanence.”
- Traditional media companies have been forced to make deep cuts in recent years due to a declining audience (among other factors). And that has contributed to a decline in quality. And that in turn has led to still more people dumping the newspapers, TV stations, and other news outlets they used to patronize.
- George Stroumboulopoulos was in town on the weekend speaking at MacEwan and NAIT!
— G. Stroumboulopoulos (@strombo) March 16, 2013
So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!