Here is my latest update on local media stuff:
- Global Edmonton has a social media roundup of the PC Leadership candidates. And they’re hosting a debate between the three remaining candidates on September 28, starting at 6:30pm.
- Here is Karen’s latest Edmonton New Media Roundup. As she notes, Jeff is now blogging at his own site.
- Karen is leading a workshop on citizen journalism at the Edmonton Journal, scheduled for the morning of October 29.
- CBC Edmonton is holding an open house at its City Centre studios on October 1st from noon until 5pm.
- Also on October 1 – the Jerry Forbes Centre for Community Spirit is hosting fundraiser called the 2011 Mardi Gras Dinner & Auction.
- The 2011 University of Alberta Alumni Recognition Awards are coming up this week, and former Edmonton meteorologist Claire Martin is one of the five Distinguished Alumni Award recipients.
- In case you missed it: the City of Edmonton Book Prize has been renamed to honour Robert Kroetsch (PDF).
- Marilyn has a good roundup of local media moves. She points out that Merge Magazine’s comeback was short-lived.
- Rogers Radio is launching a new national countdown show called “HitStorm”. You can hear it on 91.7 The Bounce.
- Here’s a clip from CTV Edmonton explaining CKUA’s move down Jasper Avenue to the rebuilt Alberta Hotel:
- I thought Karen (pictured below with Clay Shirky in the background) did a fantastic job at Pecha Kucha Night 11, talking about what journalism needs now. She told journalists to “french kiss change” and to “hump change’s leg”. Here’s my recap, in case you missed it.
- Tonight was the opening reception for the 2011 GoMedia Canada Conference at the Art Gallery of Alberta. This is the first time Edmonton has hosted the event. More than 120 travel journalists are attending and will get the next few days to experience Edmonton and the capital region.
- Tomorrow is the first meeting for The Journal’s new Community Advisory Board. Looking forward to it! Members include myself, Tamara Stecyk, Andrew Otway, Dianne Allen, Valerie Spink, Karen Lynch, Todd Crawshaw, and Samuel Brooks. UPDATE: The full list of members is here.
So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!