Posts Tagged: journalism

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #159

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: The latest radio ratings for Edmonton have been released by Numeris, and once again, NOW! 102.3 FM leads the pack. Their lead over CBC Radio 1 has increased from 0.3 to 1.8 points. Once again in third is Capital FM though they are now tied with 630… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #158

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Karen Unland has announced that she is leaving Capital Ideas and the Edmonton Journal to attend the 2015 Beat Business training program at the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at CUNY. Jeff Samsonow will be taking over her responsibilities at Postmedia. Very exciting, congratulations Karen! Don’t miss… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #157

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: After 190 weekly editions, the St. Albert Leader has shutdown. The final issue was published on May 28, 2015. Editor Rob LeLacheur wrote: “Unfortunately, there is not much room for a small independently owned newspaper these days, especially in a major metro market.” Our region’s newest radio… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #156

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: The Alberta Film & Television Awards, better known as the Rosies, were handed out on the weekend. Edmonton’s CTV Morning Live, Aquila Productions, Prairie Dog Film + Television, and Dirt City Films were among the winners. Congratulations to all, and especially to Stacey Brotzel who took home… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #155

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Eric Neville has died at the age of 76 from a sudden heart attack. Known as Klondike Eric, he was the host of children’s show Popcorn Playhouse which aired every weekday afternoon on CFRN TV. “He was an unstoppable force of positive energy, happiness, and humour,” his… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #154

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: On Thursday, Rogers Media Inc. cut 110 jobs from its broadcast television operations bringing Breakfast Television here in Edmonton to an end as well as ending all OMNI newscasts. Former BT Edmonton host Ryan Jespersen was among the first to tweet the news, and I have heard… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #153

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Major election-related news today: Edmonton Journal editor-in-chief Margo Goodhand confirmed to CANADALAND that her paper was asked by Postmedia to make the endorsement of Jim Prentice and the PCs. You can read the endorsement here. I have not seen comment from the Calgary Herald, but presumably the… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #152

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Congratulations to all of the local RTDNA Canada Award winners! They tweeted the winners yet somehow their website hasn’t been updated since 2013. Bob Layton won the Sam Ross award, CBC Edmonton won six awards including the large market best radio newscast, the Gord Sinclair award for… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #151

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: CBC has officially eliminated another 241 positions across the country, bringing the total number of cuts over the last year to 1,400. A total of 18 people here in Edmonton received redundancy notices last week. Here’s the monologue that CBC Edmonton’s Tim Adams delivered on the cuts…. Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #150

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Ryan Jespersen has been on air at 630 CHED for three months now! Time certainly does fly. The latest episode of The Unknown Studio features Ryan. He talks a bit about the differences between radio and television. Check it out! Alex Hindmarch has left 92.5 Fresh Radio… Reads more »