Posts Categorized: Media Monday Edmonton

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #245

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: CANADALAND has now picked up the story about Venture Publishing’s trouble paying freelancers. Apparently the situation is even worse than that though, with frozen accounts, the loss of health benefits, and an erratic publishing schedule all being alleged. Omar Mouallem shared his thoughts on Facebook, writing “VP… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #244

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Sandy VanRiper reminds us that EJ School is coming to an end this month. “After 5 years, 31 classes and amazing teachers and almost 800 students, it has been a wonderful experience of week-long, site-based inquiry,” she wrote back in January. Edmonton did well at the Canadian… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #240

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Congratulations to Amber Bracken on winning 1st prize in the World Press Photo’s contemporary issues category for her photo of pipeline protests at Standing Rock. “I don’t even have words for how grateful, and excited I am to be included,” she wrote on Facebook. Episode 23 of… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #239

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Stuart Thomson wrote about how an increasing number of press secretaries at the Legislature used to be journalists. “The path from journalism to politics is a well-worn one,” he notes. His colleague Graham Thomson argues that the real issue isn’t that they are switching sides, it’s “that… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #238

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Friday’s episode of The Ryan Jespersen Show featured Jana Pruden, Tristin Hopper and Jeff Samsanow talking about Trump and the future of journalism. Oh, and Garth Brooks. Jeff was also on the radio earlier in the week on 630 CHED’s Afternoon News discussing trust & the media…. Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #236

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Larry Langley, a longtime CBC broadcaster and three-term city councillor, has died at the age of 83 after a long battle with cancer. Here’s his obituary and here’s the story at CBC. There are plenty of challenges but also opportunities ahead for local media. Karen had the… Reads more »