Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- The Edmonton Journal’s Karen Kleiss and Calgary Herald’s Darcy Henton made Alberta Venture’s list of Alberta’s 50 most influential people.
- The latest edition of Edmonton Woman magazine is out now! They’re looking for a local woman with a unique story to feature in their next edition.
- Here’s a feature from Edmonton Woman’s latest issue: TSN’s Natasha Staniszewski and her journey to the anchor spot. She got her start at the University of Alberta, did the radio and television program at NAIT, and covered sports at CTV Edmonton for a while.
- Emil Tiedemann’s “I Heart Edmonton” blog has turned five. Congrats!
- Karen’s latest roundup of local blog posts covers a lot of ground. I’m always amazed at how much is being written by local bloggers.
- Tim Schutz is leaving CKEA (95.7 CRUZ FM) at the end of August, which means the station is on the lookout for a new Program Director. Here is the job posting.
- From Vintage Edmonton, here’s a look at the radio dial back in 1958.
- For a look at everything that happened in the world of social media last week, check out Linda’s links.
- You know how media traffic reports are all vehicle-centric? What if they covered bike commute conditions instead? You might get this:
- From MJ Aherne, here’s Leonard Nimoy doing a commercial for Edmonton Telephones pagers. Who knew?
- Here are some other oldies: CISN aircheck from 2001, 630 CHED memories, CKRA aircheck.
- HOT 107 has announced that Jake Ryan will move from nights to host the afternoon drive.
- I’m fascinated by the possibilities of drones for media. Here’s a feature on the new eye in the sky in the Columbia Journalism Review. There are some local videos on YouTube, such as this one of the newly lit High Level Bridge, but nothing from mainstream media as far as I am aware.
- Great piece in the June edition of The Walrus – Nobody’s a Critic: Who holds journalists to account in Canada?
- I missed this last month: Astral is launching Out-of-Home in Edmonton and Calgary by purchasing Macdonald Outdoor and adding new digital billboards. They aim to have 21 large format screens across the province.
- Shaw Media has applied to the CRTC for the right to launch a “hybrid local/national” English-language news channel. It would be in the same category as the CBC News Network, CTV News Channel, and Sun News Network.
- There are threats that some Globe and Mail employees might split away and form a new publication, called Globe Nation. That would be interesting.
- I’ve seen a couple of John Oliver’s videos on YouTube, and was struck by how different they are than most clips from late night TV. Here’s a good overview of what ‘Last Week Tonight’ is trying to accomplish.
So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!