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 The Modern Manhood Podcast features Adam Rozenhart.
- Jeff Samsonow stopped by CBC’s Edmonton AM to talk about his new site, Edmonton Quotient. The site officially launched on February 7. Here’s a bit of a behind-the-scenes on the site’s headlines feature.
- Elise Stolte has started a newsletter called the EJ Urban Insider. “This newsletter is a new attempt to make sure you don’t miss our best urban affairs/planning/city hall related reporting,” she wrote in the first edition.
- Email newsletters seem to be catching on in the local media! Check out Stuart Thomson’s Alberta politics 3 minute recap too.
- Here are the latest blog and podcast roundups from Seen and Heard in Edmonton.
- James Gardner, who some in Edmonton will remember as Sheila Gardner, “is a much happier man after undergoing the first of three gender-affirmation surgeries” funded through the B.C. Medical Services Plan.
- This guy really doesn’t like The Gateway.
- Vue Weekly is looking for a staff writer and also a listings coordinator. Both listings close in a month.
- Wild TV is looking for a Human Resources Coordinator. Launched in 2004 and based here in Edmonton, “Wild TV has access to over 14 million linear household subscribers in Canada alone.”
- Here is Paula Simons, Jana Pruden, and Dave Breakenridge talking with Stacey Brotzel on CTV Edmonton about Trump and the media. Warning: you’ll need Flash to watch the video.
And here is some slightly less local media stuff:
- This Toronto Life interview with Postmedia CEO Paul Godfrey is something else. “Are our papers as good as they used to be? No, but they haven’t become unacceptable,” he said. Way to set the bar real high there Paul!
- February 22 is Pink Shirt Day and until then Shaw is donating $1 to support bullying prevention programs for every ise of the #PinkShirtPromise hashtag on social media.
- The Local News Lab has relaunched with a brand new website. Looks great, and I look forward to plenty of new content there too!
- Here’s some interesting data from Mark Blevis and David Coletto about the media and the Internet. “Facebook is closing in on television as the breaking news source for Canadians and is already the leading source among those under 45 years of age,” they found.
- From the National Post: Will Cineplex, Canada’s largest cinema chain, be next in line to roll up its sleeves and produce its own content? Netflix and Amazon may leave them no choice.
So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!
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