Media Monday Edmonton: Update #260

I was in London a couple of weeks ago and then last week the jetlag wiped me out so it has been a little while since my last media update! Let’s take a look at what’s been happening throughout July:

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Premiers meet with National Indigenous Organization leaders, photo by Premier of Alberta

And here is some slightly less local media stuff:

  • Andree Lau, who wrote the very popular food blog are you gonna eat that?, is the new editor-in-chief at Huffington Post Canada. Congrats!
  • Here’s a glimpse of what’ll be possible in the very near future. Gives a whole new meaning to the term “fake news”.
  • The Conversation Canada published its first POINT/COUNTERPOINT articles recently, and they chose the issue of “fake news” and licensing journalists. Here are the arguments for and against.
  • Now that TV networks are expanding their local news offers in response to CRTC requirements, the question remains, will they be successful? “It’s a good thing, I just don’t understand how it makes money,” said Richard Stursberg, a former CBC executive who heads the writers’ group Pen Canada.
  • Speaking of the CRTC, Ian Scott will take over as chair of the regulator starting in September.
  • “The Mooch” was in and out of the White House faster than I could blog about it!

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So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!

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