Posts Categorized: Media Monday Edmonton

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #228

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: We’re starting to see the impact of the looming additional layoffs at Postmedia. First up: the Saturday books page will be produced nationally and the Journal is going to stop publishing the Edmonton weekly bestsellers list. Michael Hingston, who was the Journal’s books columnist until earlier this… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #227

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Global Edmonton’s John Sexsmith is speaking out about his Stage 4 prostate cancer diagnosis to encourage others to get screened. John was diagnosed in August 2012 and has been battling the disease ever since. “My advice? Make regular doctor appointments and pay very close attention to your… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #226

Trick or treat! Apparently the earliest reference of that term can be found in an 89-year-old newspaper clipping out of Blackie, Alberta. Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: The ATCO Edmonton Sun Christmas Charity Auction runs from November 1-3 this week. As always, there are a large number of local media personalities that… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #224

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: CKUA CEO Ken Regan shared some thoughts on his upcoming retirement (and the station’s new fundraising drive) in the latest CKUA newsletter. “Our community of artists, donors, hosts, listeners and volunteers has created a home for music lovers like no other,” he wrote. Ryan Jespersen had a… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #222

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Mark Iype is the new editor-in-chief of the Edmonton Journal and Edmonton Sun, taking over from Lorne Motley who is now vice-president of editorial for Postmedia’s western region. Mark has served as the Journal’s City Editor since February 2014 and starts in the new role on October… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #221

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: A follow-up on last week’s news: a camera was allowed inside the courtroom for the Travis Vader murder verdict, a first for an Alberta criminal trial. Paula Simons explains how livestreaming of the decision – something local media outlets fought for the right to do – caused… Reads more »