Posts Tagged: journalism

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #100

Today’s post is a milestone for me. I started my Media Monday Edmonton series almost exactly three years ago, with this introduction: Like many others, I’m interested in the continual evolution of journalism and media. And given my passion for Edmonton, I’m particularly interested in that evolution at a local level. Where have we been,… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Editorials & Endorsements

Should news organizations write editorials? Should they endorse political candidates? I think the answer to both questions is yes. Perhaps they should do it differently than newspapers have historically written editorials and endorsements, but I think both are important activities for news organizations today, and even more so for news organizations of the future. To… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #99

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: The 2014 Corus Radiothon supporting the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation took place on January 22 and 23. A total of $1.42 million was raised, up from $1.25 million in 2013. Since it started, the radiothon has raised more than $16 million! The Olympics in Sochi are coming… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #98

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: The Canadian Magazines blog reports that Joyce Byrne, “the long time second-in-command” at Venture Publishing, is leaving to take on the role of publisher at Avenue Calgary. Emil’s latest “A Few Minutes With” feature is with Go! Edmonton host Dana Giesbrecht. Sounds like she really loves Winnipeg!… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #97

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: The Yeggies are back! Nominate your favorites from 2013 until the end of February. There are five new categories this year, including “Best in Photography” and “Best in Public Service”. I’m very happy to be joining the organizing committee this year (so no nominations for me please)…. Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #96

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Harvard Broadcasting announced a new format and brand for CKEA-FM, switching from Lite 95.7 to 95.7 CRUZ FM. Their gimmick is that they guarantee no repeat songs all day long, and they’ll pay $10,000 if you catch them breaking the rule. Here’s how the press release introduced… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #95

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: CBC launched its Aboriginal news site today. Looks like a great start, congrats! Scott Johnston remembered the 20 year anniversary of 630 CHED on December 1. As he said, time flies! Shawna Randolph, who is the new co-host of Alberta Primetime, has joined Twitter as @ShawnaCTV. She… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Gastropost Alberta & the Future of Newspapers

In the summer of 2012, Postmedia launched two experiments to explore the future of newspapers. One launched here in Edmonton, and their task was as ambitious as they come: to transform the way the Edmonton Journal does business. They’ll operate much like a tech start-up, with no pre-determined outcomes. They’ll be testing some theories about… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #94

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Though I generally get annoyed at how early the Christmas stuff comes out, I am thrilled with the return of the Shaw Fire Log! Watch it on channels 222 (HD) and 165 (SD). Speaking of Christmas taking over media, Lite 95.7 will switch to all holiday music… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #93

Veterans Affairs Canada adopted Twitter to help commemorate Remembrance Day this year, encouraging Canadians to use the hashtag #ShowYouRemember. That and #LestWeForget were popular on Twitter today. Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Global Edmonton’s Vassy Kapelos is leaving for Ottawa where she’ll work for Global National. Her last day here is on… Reads more »