Posts Categorized: Media Monday Edmonton

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 »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #235

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Karen was on Edmonton AM last week to talk about Taproot Edmonton! Some of Edmonton’s most well-known Twitter users shared their “social media golden rule” with Danielle at The Social Pen. Great roundup! Congratulations to Omar on the big book news to start 2017! CBC Edmonton’s Mark… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #232

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: The Edmonton Sun’s court reporter Tony Blais is the latest confirmed Postmedia depature here in Edmonton – he’s taking this opportunity to retire. “Thanks to all who helped me,” he tweeted. The Edmonton Justices of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta called him “a true professional”… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #231

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Edmonton Journal columnist Paula Simons wrote a plea on Facebook to support Postmedia. “Cancelling your subscription to spite Postmedia won’t help you to get better local reporting,” she wrote. While I agree that there are still some fantastic journalists at Postmedia, including Paula herself, I don’t see… Reads more »