Media Monday Edmonton: Update #16

newsAnother week off! Can you tell it’s summer? Here is my latest update on local media stuff:

I want to finish by highlighting a couple of posts from the edmontonian. If you don’t read their daily headlines, you’re missing out. Here’s a great discussion from August 10:

Newsrooms could also have mentioned to their audiences the Journal had a story about a late-night bus on Whyte, and worked on their own stories the rest of the day. Instead, they assigned reporters, editors, producers, video editors, and camera operators to produce the same story for Tuesday night and Wednesday.

One of the topics I love to rant about. Those same newsrooms will in the same breath complain to you about how times are tough and resources are stretched.

Here’s another great one from August 17:

The race to get the story into the news machine first damages everyone involved. It hurts the credibility of the media outlets who commonly treat factual inaccuracies as no big deal, and it fails the citizens who trust these outlets for information that shapes their reactions to the world around them. Reporting the news is a tremendous responsibility, and not just a game of  ‘who had what story first.’

Couldn’t have said it better myself. That’s why I linked!

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!

7 thoughts on “Media Monday Edmonton: Update #16

  1. Also, the digital TV conversion deadline is coming up. Almost all of the Edmonton TV stations are broadcasting over-the-air in a digital signal, meaning that HD programming is available to everyone via rabbit ears.

      1. A little bit more of what’s going on with the digital transition in Edmonton: Global Edmonton has officially completed its digital transition, shutting down analog channel 13 AND its temporary low power digital channel 47, replacing it with their FULL power digital signal on channel 13. Reports on have stated that Global Edmonton’s over-the-air HD signal can be received as far as Spruce Grove, and even Red Deer (probably through a roof-top antenna).

        Meanwhile, CTV Edmonton has signed on its digital channel 12 signal. I’m not sure about CTV’s analog channel 3 signal, but it’s probably still on until Aug. 31.

        Citytv, CBC, Omni, and CTS are already broadcasting over-the-air in digital. Radio-Canada will sign on their digital signal on channel 47 (Global Edmonton’s old digital channel) by next week.

        *A side-note about Radio-Canada. Because Radio-Canada Alberta’s production facilities are in Edmonton, CBC/Radio-Canada will be setting up a digital transmitter only in Edmonton. Radio-Canada viewers on antenna in Calgary will be out of luck, as the R-C analog transmitter will sign off at the end of the month without a digital replacement.

  2. i got Global until Sept 1, now i dont have it…i cannot get it on channel 13..but im getting all the other digital channels because my tv has a digital tunner..whats going on?

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