Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- The 10th annual ATCO Edmonton Sun Christmas Charity Auction was a big success, raising more than $200,000 for four local charities. You can see all of the bids on local media here. It looks like dinner at Outback with Tencer and Grose was the highest at $1,601! UPDATE: It’s not under the media section, but dinner with Ryan Jespersen & Kari Skelton went for $2,600!
- After four years as co-host, Jennifer Martin is stepping down from Alberta Primetime this month to become Shaw’s new manager of programming for northern Alberta. Here’s the job posting for her position.
- Erin Isfeld did her final newscast for a while last week as she is now on maternity leave. Carmen Leibel will be taking over at 5pm. Congratulations Erin on your new baby!
- Arts & Entertainment reporter Amanda Ash is leaving the Edmonton Journal at the end of the week to join EPCOR as Digital Media Specialist.
- Local media sure love to have fun with Halloween!
- Here is Global Edmonton’s Mike Sobel and Daintre Christensen dressed up as Sonny and Cher.
- Here is the BT Edmonton crew all dressed up!
- Here is CTV Edmonton’s Morning Live team with an Anchorman inspired look.
- The Edmonton Journal is looking to hire a City Editor. The deadline to apply is November 15. Current City Editor Dave Howell has updated his Twitter profile to say, “looking forward to next EJ assignment.”
- Here’s a great Social Media Spotlight column from Linda focused on Vintage Edmonton.
- In case you missed it, the November issue of Boyle McCauley News is now online!
- The Edmonton-created show Felt Up, “the world’s first reality series entirely populated with puppets,” debuted on Bite TV on October 21.
- The Sherwood Park/Strathcona County News is looking for two multimedia reporters/photographers. The deadline to apply is November 8.
- I meant to link to this in my last update: Lynda Steele is gonna make it after all! It’s great to hear that she is doing well in Vancouver.
- Looking forward to the 2014 Winter Olympics? CBC has announced its coverage plans.
- Do you have thoughts on the future of TV in Canada? The CRTC is hosting a conversation about that very topic. The online forum is open until November 22.
So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!