Here is my latest update on local media stuff:
- Big props to Tamara Stecyk for organizing another very successful Meet the Media Tweetup! In her recap post, Tamara said “it appears that a themed tweetup like Meet the Media is overwhelmingly popular and in demand.” Here are some photos from the event.
- Edmontonian Mark Marek has been in the news lately because of his website Best Gore, which features graphic video and images of murders, suicides, and more. He hosted a video allegedly showing the the murder of Jun Lin by Luka Rocco Magnotta, which was so popular he had to take it down because the site couldn’t keep up. Apparently it was viewed more than 300,000 times in a four hour span on Thursday. Global Edmonton has an interview with Marek here, and here’s the full transcript.
- Global Edmonton is expanding its news programming this summer. Starting August 27, the Early Morning News will air at 5am. The Sunday Morning News will also be extended by an hour, starting at 7am starting September 2.
- After fourteen years with the Edmonton Eskimos, media relations director Dave Jamieson has resigned. Terry Jones wrote: “There’s almost certainly a story in there somewhere but Jamieson is good enough at his job that he’s not going to go there. He intends to go out the door an Eskimo.”
- Here is the latest edition of the Unknown Studio’s Edmonton Blog Watch. I’ve really been enjoying this feature!
- In an update on the Edmonton Experiment, Karen clarified that they are focusing on “entrepreneurs”. Here’s an update from Brittney too.
- The St. Albert Leader is looking for an Advertising Sales Rep to join their team.
- In case you missed it last week, here is Linda Hoang’s first social media column in the Edmonton Sun. Her next column should be up tomorrow!
- I’m not really sure what to make of this Relinked column on the death of the Sunday edition. David Johnston writes: “Don’t think that because the announcement has been made, the conversation is over.” I can’t see the Edmonton Journal returning to printing on Sundays, but I suppose there could be other changes on tap.
- Speaking of the death of Sunday’s paper, check out this post by Maurice Tougas. “The Journal Sunday paper is a shadow of its former self. Oh, there’s still good stuff in it on a good Sunday, only a whole hell of a lot less.” Well said.
- Congratulations to the finalists in the 2012 Digital Alberta Awards.
- GIG CITY has an interview with Edmonton editor Peter Midgley, who was shortlisted for the $2000 Tom Fairley Award by the Editor’s Association of Canada.
- Don’t click this link. It links to a CBC article that includes an embedded 10.4 MB image. Internet connections are getting faster, but not that fast! You should never embed an image that big.
- I did like this CBC article though. The embedded Google Map features moose icons! Love it!
- CTV is now Canada’s most-watched network in total viewers and all three key adult demographics for a complete decade.
- I just came across this article in the Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune. “Maybe it’s because of Edmonton media over-exposure in our neck of the woods, but they’re always whining.” The rest of it is even worse. Someone sure doesn’t like Edmonton.
So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!