Posts Tagged: media

Taproot Edmonton: An update to kickoff 2017

Happy New Year! Time for an update on where we’re at with Taproot Edmonton and our quest to build a sustainable future for local journalism in Edmonton and beyond. Photo by Ampersand Grey We’re closing in on eight months since we announced Taproot. We started with just an idea. We shared it and received valuable… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #236

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Larry Langley, a longtime CBC broadcaster and three-term city councillor, has died at the age of 83 after a long battle with cancer. Here’s his obituary and here’s the story at CBC. There are plenty of challenges but also opportunities ahead for local media. Karen had the… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #235

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Karen was on Edmonton AM last week to talk about Taproot Edmonton! Some of Edmonton’s most well-known Twitter users shared their “social media golden rule” with Danielle at The Social Pen. Great roundup! Congratulations to Omar on the big book news to start 2017! CBC Edmonton’s Mark… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #232

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: The Edmonton Sun’s court reporter Tony Blais is the latest confirmed Postmedia depature here in Edmonton – he’s taking this opportunity to retire. “Thanks to all who helped me,” he tweeted. The Edmonton Justices of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta called him “a true professional”… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #231

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Edmonton Journal columnist Paula Simons wrote a plea on Facebook to support Postmedia. “Cancelling your subscription to spite Postmedia won’t help you to get better local reporting,” she wrote. While I agree that there are still some fantastic journalists at Postmedia, including Paula herself, I don’t see… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #230

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: The changes resulting from the latest round of buyouts and layoffs at Postmedia are starting to trickle out. Long-time theatre critic Liz Nicholls is leaving the Journal. Her last day is December 2 and she is reportedly starting her own theatre review website called 12thnight.ca in the… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #228

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: We’re starting to see the impact of the looming additional layoffs at Postmedia. First up: the Saturday books page will be produced nationally and the Journal is going to stop publishing the Edmonton weekly bestsellers list. Michael Hingston, who was the Journal’s books columnist until earlier this… Reads more »