Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- After 26 years Cam Tait has found himself back at the Edmonton Journal building downtown. A lot has changed in that time obviously, but not Cam’s passion for telling stories.
- Puget Sound Radio is reporting on cuts across the board at Newcap Radio, with the Morning Show Operator position being eliminated at Capital FM.
- Here’s an interview with Marty Forbes on Engaging Humans, hosted by Daryl Hooke.
- In CANADALAND’s 47th episode, Omar Mouallem was a guest and spoke about “perceptions of disproportionate media coverage on the attacks in Paris and Beirut, the photoshopping of Veerender Jubbal, and mainstream media’s coverage of the attacks.”
- The latest episode of The Unknown Studio features Samantha Power talking about “journalism, where it’s going, what they teach you in J-school,” and of course, Star Trek.
- The late Harry Farmer, who was musical director at CTV Edmonton for 15 years, was recognized at tonight’s 2015 Salute to Excellence Performance and Citation Awards.
- Seven local filmmakers are getting $10,000 grants to make digital short films through the TELUS Storyhive program. Their films will be distributed on Optik TV after which you’ll be able to vote for the top two.
- Quinn Ohler is back with the weekend crew on Global Edmonton. Everyone is back to their usual timeslots now that Carole Anne Devaney is back! Looks like they’re all having fun.
- Episode 19 of the Seen and Heard in Edmonton podcast features Kat Griffiths, one of the hosts of the Verity! podcast.
- Terry David Mulligan’s show Mulligan Stew has now been on CKUA for 20 years!
- Edward Polanski died on October 7 at the age of 82. Here’s a Life and Times feature on Ed from the Journal.
- Uh oh, Santa says that CBC’s Edmonton AM host Mark Connolly is on the naughty list!
- Here is the latest Edmonton blog roundup and in case you missed it, here’s the latest Edmonton podcast roundup.
- If you haven’t already watched Kimberly Wynn’s latest promo for CTV Morning Live, check it out, it’s pretty funny!
And here is some slightly less local media stuff:
- Bell Media layoffs are taking place across the country, but so far there’s no word on cuts here in Edmonton. I have heard that Alberta Primetime could be affected, but that’s just a rumor, nothing has been confirmed.
- Speaking of Primetime, they interviewed Jay Onrait in a recent episode.
- Here are Linda’s latest social media notes. Link of the week has to be Belgium’s national outbreak of cat photos!
- This is pretty cool: former Citytv Edmonton journalist Sunny Lenarduzzi now has 10,000 subscribers on YouTube!
- I see that Jenny Adams has a new show on Shaw TV called Your Turn. Here’s the teaser for the first episode.
- I’ll admit I like flipping through to see which movies are playing on Movie Central or Encore Avenue, but I won’t be able to do that anymore. Those channels are going away as Corus is leaving the pay TV business, selling its rights to Bell. That means The Movie Network should be coming west.
- Zite is shutting down on December 7 and users are being asked to migrate to Flipboard.
- I’ll definitely check this out: Wired Magazine to debut show on Netflix next year.
- Journalists with the Donald Trump campaign are not happy about the way they’re being treated, and that has led to conference calls between several television networks to discuss a possible response. Look at Trump bringing people together!
Premier Rachel Notley unveils Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan, photo by Premier of Alberta
So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!