Posts Tagged: news

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #240

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Congratulations to Amber Bracken on winning 1st prize in the World Press Photo’s contemporary issues category for her photo of pipeline protests at Standing Rock. “I don’t even have words for how grateful, and excited I am to be included,” she wrote on Facebook. Episode 23 of… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #239

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Stuart Thomson wrote about how an increasing number of press secretaries at the Legislature used to be journalists. “The path from journalism to politics is a well-worn one,” he notes. His colleague Graham Thomson argues that the real issue isn’t that they are switching sides, it’s “that… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for February 5, 2017

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The ceiling of the pedestrian walkway on the new Tawatinâ LRT bridge will feature 400 paintings by MĂ©tis artist David Garneau. Transcend Coffee is closing its Mercer Warehouse location as of February 26, blaming a lack of traffic from Rogers Place for the failure of the cafe. A… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #238

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Friday’s episode of The Ryan Jespersen Show featured Jana Pruden, Tristin Hopper and Jeff Samsanow talking about Trump and the future of journalism. Oh, and Garth Brooks. Jeff was also on the radio earlier in the week on 630 CHED’s Afternoon News discussing trust & the media…. Reads more »

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 »

Edmonton Notes for January 15, 2017

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines So much for being a winter city. Edmonton’s main tourist information centre has been closed since mid-December and won’t reopen until April. Edmonton Tourism plans to pilot mobile tourism kiosks though, to meet tourists in high traffic areas. Should we require new businesses to have parking? This could… 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 »