Here is my latest update on local media stuff:
- Don’t miss Marty Forbes’ local media summer roundup. Lots of news tidbits there, especially radio ones!
- Best of luck to longtime Edmonton reporter Mario Annicchiarico, who has decided to move on to the Times Colonist in Victoria. He shared the news on June 29.
- Here are some photos and a bit of a recap of last month’s HOT 107 Switch Party with David Guetta. Apparently about 5000 people attended.
- Which morning radio show is the funniest in Edmonton? Pepper & Dylan, says GIG CITY.
- Theatre Alberta is looking to hire a new Communications Coordinator. The deadline to apply is August 5.
- GIG CITY has a great interview with Jeremy Die and Gregg Beever, the duo behind new webcomic Inglorious Hipsters.
- I wanted so much more from this TSN press release announcing that they’re providing multi-platform live Indy coverage.
- Found this one via Adam: CTV’s Quebec City Bureau Chief Kai Nagata explains why he quit his job. Definitely worth a read.
- Another must read, as usual, from Clay Shirky: Why We Need the New News Environment to be Chaotic.
- The last episode of the edmontonian presents aired on Sunday evening, called History. Congratulations to Jeff & Sally on a fantastic series! Here’s their thank-you post. And here is the last episode on YouTube:
I wonder how much people actually like “link” or “notes” posts. They seem to be quite prominent in the local blogosphere lately. I usually do my Edmonton Notes and these media notes, Sharon does her food notes, Scott does Hitting the Links, Karen usually does a media roundup, Linda has been posting her Clicks of the Day, Dave posts Alberta Political Notes, the edmontonian posts headlines each weekday, The Charrette posts a weekly news roundup, and I’m sure there are more that I’m missing. They’re not necessarily easier to write than single-topic posts, in fact they can actually take quite a bit of time and effort. They are easy to consume, however. Thoughts?
You can follow Edmonton media news on Twitter using the hashtag #yegmedia. For a great overview of the global media landscape, check out Mediagazer.
So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!
10 thoughts on “Media Monday Edmonton: Update #13”
I find “link” or “note” posts great because of its ease of consumption, as you say! That’s as a blog visiter. As a blog, “links”-type of writer, I agree it takes a lot of time out of my day but I find it’s worth it. It’s surprising how many people have told me they like my clicks (even though I never get any comments, lol!) I love your media notes, Mack!
I found the same, that my roundup-style posts receive far less comments than other posts. Thanks for reading, keep up the great work!
I really like the ‘links’ posts – I look forward to your weekly roundup and the Edmontonians daily posts.
Thanks for reading 🙂
I like roundups because they save me time and bring my attention to stuff I wouldn’t have seen otherwise. Twitter is still the best aggregator of links I want to read, but I consistently read Media Monday, your weekly Edmonton notes and the edmontonian to catch up.
Two possible reasons you might not get a lot of comments on roundups: 1. You’re providing utility rather than something to chew on, so there’s not much to comment on; 2. You might be linking to such interesting stuff that you lose your readers, temporarily. I find myself going down the rabbit-hole sometimes. I don’t think that’s a big deal, because as long as you’re useful to me, I’ll come back.
Send them away to bring them back! 🙂
Timely notes on the roundups (for me anyway) since tomorrow is my second year of doing the Headlines. I’ve found that they don’t always get much in the way of comments, except from a handful of regulars, but that they are always something mentioned when people talk to me about the website.
I’ve also found that whenever I try to engage readers on something outside of the stories being linked to (such as whether they use RSS to access the site, what kinds of stories they’re interested in, etc…) I get a larger response in comments and tweets. They’re out there.
I also appreciate that you mention these kinds of posts aren’t any easier to write than stories. I could churn out a full newscast for radio before finishing up the Headlines.
There’s also room for all of the roundup posts you mentioned (and others yet to come) because they all focus on something different or specific. I wonder if anyone is doing a sports one…
There are all kinds of topics that I’d love to see in recaplet form…sports, fashion (which City & Dale has started doing), non-profits, etc.