Media Monday Edmonton: Update #274

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

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Premier Notley speaks at AAMDC conference, photo by Premier of Alberta

And here is some slightly less local media stuff:

  • In a recent report, the CRTC said “that last year, almost half of Canadians subscribed to some sort of online video service, such as Netflix, CraveTV and others.” And: “Among those between 18 and 34 years old, almost two-thirds subscribe to such a service.”
  • They say it started before Jeff Bezos came along, but increasingly the Washington Post is a software company, offering its Arc Publishing system to other publications as a service.
  • BuzzFeed writes about podfasters, “a subset of podcast obsessives who listen to upward of 50 episodes a week, by…listening extremely fast.” I like to watch videos and listen to some podcasts at 1.5x, but that’s about my limit. Many of these folks listen at speeds of 2x or higher!

You can follow Edmonton media news on Twitter using the hashtag #yegmedia. For a great overview of the global media landscape, check out Mediagazer.

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

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You can see past Media Monday Edmonton entries here.