Posts Tagged: journalism

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #192

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Mel Priestley wrote about the future of journalism in Vue Weekly last week and concludes “the onus is on the journalists themselves to diversify their skill sets as much as possible,” given the rapidly changing media landscape. Former Edmonton Journal editor Margo Goodhand was a guest on… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #191

Congratulations to Moe Banga on winning the Ward 12 by-election this evening! You can see the full unofficial results here. The official results should be released later this week, with the swearing-in ceremony taking place Friday afternoon. Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: The big story of the week was Rebel Media’s fight… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #190

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Here are some thoughts on the shuttering of local news from CKUA CEO Ken Regan. “Acquiring and distributing reliable, fact-based news content in any professional media organization is labour intensive and expensive,” he wrote. “Real news after all does not arrive at the doorstep of the media.”… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #189

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: ICYMI: Here is Margo Goodhand’s article on Postmedia, an “inside look at the damage being done to Canada’s newspapers.” Sheila Pratt is the latest to announce her departure from the Edmonton Journal (as mentioned last week). And just a few days before that, it was Karen Kleiss… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #188

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: After 26 years, David Howell voluntarily left the Edmonton Journal this week. He wrote: “Sincere thanks to all colleagues and contacts over past 26 years. Onward!” And according to Brent Wittmeier tonight, Sheila Pratt is also leaving the Journal. He said she was “one of #yeg’s smartest,… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #187

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Last week’s merger by Postmedia of the Edmonton Journal and Sun newsrooms has resulted in a series of knock-on effects in addition to the original 35 layoffs. At least two of those were hired back – photojournalist Shaughn Butts and editor Paul Bacon. But there have also… Reads more »

Postmedia merges Edmonton Journal & Edmonton Sun newsrooms, lays off 35 including senior editors

Postmedia today announced it is merging newsrooms and cutting about 90 staff across the country. Here in Edmonton, the Journal and the Sun newsrooms have merged and 35 people have been laid off as a result, including Journal editor-in-chief Margo Goodhand. The Journal, photo by Channing McRae When today started, there were about 90 people… Reads more »