Posts Categorized: Media Monday Edmonton

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #7

Here is my latest update on local media stuff: Conservative leader Stephen Harper has won a majority government in today’s election. Check out local media coverage: Edmonton Journal, Edmonton Sun, daveberta, Global TV Edmonton. Some local stories include: Peter Goldring’s campaign kicked the Edmonton Journal out of his office Election day nears end in Edmonton… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Results of the Twitchell Coverage Survey

In last week’s update, I included a survey on the media’s coverage of the Mark Twitchell trial. As of this morning a total of 73 responses were recorded. Here are the results: It’s the reasons why people are or are not paying attention that I was really interested in, however: Clearly there’s a difference between… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #5

Here is my latest update on local media stuff: As mentioned previously, Tim Spelliscy is set to receive the 2011 RTNDA Lifetime Achievement Award for the Prairie Region at the awards banquet in Saskatoon on Saturday. Global Edmonton will also receive awards in the Diversity, Indepth/Investigative, Continuing Coverage, and Editorial Commentary categories. Here’s an interview… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #4

I’ve decided to rename the “week in review” posts to simply “update” because I don’t do them every week! Here’s my latest update: CKUA has been shortlisted for the opportunity to receive a $100,000 grant from Pepsi Canada. If they win, they’re going to establish a Songwriter-in-Residence program. You can vote for them here. The… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Week in Review #2

Here’s my second week in review: Vue Weekly is no longer “Edmonton’s 100% Independent News and Entertainment Source.” If you check the fine print on the Vue Weekly masthead, you’ll find the following: “Vue Weekly is a division of Postvue Publishing LP (Robert W. Doull, President) and is published every Thursday.” Representatives of Doull’s BC-based… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: How fast are local media websites?

On the web, page speed matters. If your site takes too long to load, people will go elsewhere. Google proved this by purposefully slowing down its search engine. They found that even just half a second caused fewer searches. Bottom line: users love fast sites! With that in mind, I decided to look at local… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Meet the new West Edmonton Local

Last week a new media organization launched here in Edmonton, one that is quite unlike any of the others. West Edmonton Local is a project of Grant MacEwan University’s journalism program focusing on news in the west end of our city. It’s a website, an experiment in hyperlocal news, and a fantastic learning tool for… Reads more »