Posts Tagged: journalism

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 »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #149

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: It’s Cam Tait week! Here are 20 questions with the local columnist and author. Here’s a CTV Edmonton feature on Cam Tait. “If you have fun on the job you’re never going to work a day in your life,” he says. Cam will be at Audrey’s Books… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #148

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Twitter erupted yesterday when Vassy Kapelos (who now works for Global National in Ottawa) posted a screenshot of a text message conversation she had with Danielle Smith. After asking about ruling out public roles in the future, Smith replied “Piss off Vashy.” Smith later apologized. Clearly Smith… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #147

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Wednesday, March 25 will be Nicola Crosbie’s last day on Global Edmonton as she is making the move to CRUZ FM 95.7 where she’ll co-host the morning show with Lochlin Cross. Here’s the statement she posted to Facebook: “I have loved my job at Global and have… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #146

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Legendary Edmonton sports announcer Al McCann passed away last Wednesday at the age of 85. He served as sports director for CFRN radio and TV for more than 30 years. Here’s a tribute video from CTV Edmonton as well as their obituary. Cam Tait also remembered Al,… Reads more »