Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- Congratulations to Global Edmonton’s Lesley MacDonald on receiving the Gold Medal Award from the Western Association of Broadcasters for the Woman of Vision program. Global Edmonton has won the award twice before, as ITV Edmonton, in 1997 and 1995.
- Adam and Scott are planning to record the season finale of The Unknown Studio in front of a live audience on Monday, June 29 at the Citadel. Tickets are $21 in advance and profits will be donated to Knight’s Cabin.
- Congratulations to Rev Recluse on the launch of the new Vintage Edmonton Music Podcast! You can listen to the first episode here.
- Last week I mentioned that John Archer and a bunch of other journalists have gone to work for the new NDP government. I missed a few that Dave had mentioned a couple weeks ago, including Veronica Jubinville and Laura Tupper from CTV Edmonton.
- CBC’s Edmonton AM will be on location at Cafe Bicyclette on Thursday, June 25. There will be crepes and coffee on the patio!
- Global Edmonton is getting ready to update its news image and has been sharing behind-the-scenes photos on Instagram and on Twitter.
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* Here’s a Philadelphia-based journalist on Edmonton: “I had been reasonably convinced by my friends north of the parallel that Edmonton was boring,” referring to the Canadian journalists he follows on Twitter. So what did he think after actually visiting? “I would glady argue that Edmonton is not boring.”
* There are lots of American journalists in town at the moment because of the US game against Columbia which took place this evening. Apparently there’s a lot more interest in the team south of the border this time around.
* Karen’s latest roundup of local blog posts was filed from New York City, where she is learning how to be an entrepreneurial journalist.
* As Karen noted, Sunil Agnihotri of The SuperFan is joining The Copper and Blue. He’ll be posting there semi-regularly, while still maintaining his current efforts at The SuperFan.
* Congratulations to Erin Isfeld on ten years with CTV Edmonton!
* The latest edition of Postscript talks about covering the FIFA Women’s World Cup here in Edmonton.
* Here’s a pretty interesting feature on Shaun Donnelly, a Sherwood Park-based TV producer who might also be Edmonton’s elusive porn producer.
* I linked to Zoe Todd’s manifesto for the Edmonton arts scene a couple weeks ago. I’ve only causally followed the response, but I did sense that some of it was pretty intense. Turns out it was pretty bad, and so she is leaving Edmonton sooner than planned. Always disappointing to lose valuable voices like Zoe’s.
* Former Global Edmonton anchor Lynda Steele is making another career move, this time from CTV Vancouver to the radio at CKNW. She makes the jump in September.
* Linda is back with another roundup of social media notes! She notes that YouTube has launched something called Newswire to verify eyewitness footage of breaking news.
* Google made another news-related announcement today: a new initiative called News Lab aims to provide resources for journalists. You can learn more in their blog post here.
So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!