Here is my latest update on local media stuff:
- Northlands has partnered with the Edmonton Journal and Global Edmonton on the Name Your Fair Contest. Think you can do better than Capital Ex for the name our city’s annual fair? Submissions close on June 29. “A selection group including representatives from the Edmonton Journal, Global Edmonton and Northlands will review all the submissions and then choose the final top six for the community to vote on.”
- It sounds like the media screwed up when reporting on how Premier Redford would participate in Saturday’s Pride Parade. She was never going to be in the parade according to Kim Misik, press secretary to the premier, despite reports to the contrary. The premier did deliver the opening remarks in Churchill Square as planned.
- I haven’t listened to this yet, but I will soon: an interview with the Edmonton Journal’s Editor-in-Chief Lucinda Chodan on “the future prospects of print media in Canada.” Also on the show is Karen Unland!
- Here are some great stats on the “No Zero Policy” story that made headlines last week. A simple tweet from a fake account seems to have kicked things off.
- Ziyah Karmali is the newest addition to the BT Edmonton team!
- I have to agree with Linda: friends can be found online.
- Want to work at the Edmonton Sun? They’re looking for a mobile multi-media journalist. The deadline to apply is June 29.
- The Spruce Grove Examiner/Stony Plain Reporter is looking for a full-time journalist.
- Here’s another update on the Edmonton Experiment from Karen. I like the idea of starting with a list of beliefs.
- Brittney and Karen also took part in a live chat at J-Source to discuss the experiment, which has been archived here. Here’s a great excerpt from Karen: “No, this isn’t about news. This is about finding a way to enable everyone in our community to share their expertise. It’s about becoming a different kind of source of information.”
- Maurice Tougas has joined Metro Edmonton!
- The provincial election might be over, but that hasn’t stopped Dave from continuing to focus on Alberta politics. Great stuff Dave, keep it up!
- Kelsey Lehman is following in her father’s footsteps by pursuing a career in radio. She now hosts the Kelsey Show on 104.9 Virgin Radio.
- It seems that Global Edmonton’s Global 1 helicopter helped police catch a suspect early Sunday morning. The helicopter was able to keep on the woman’s trail, and police said it “played an integral part in the apprehension of the suspect.”
- Plenty of local media celebrities participated in the 5th annual Big Wheels Deliver Meals event on Friday. They joined local politicians and delivered meals in one of almost 30 vintage vehicles.
- Congratulations to all the winners of the 35th annual National Magazine Awards! You can see the full list in PDF here. Local mag Eighteen Bridges picked up a gold and a silver, plus 8 honourable mentions.
- I’m going to link to this because the media has a role to play in telling the story of our city: Chris suggests “Room for Big Ideas” as a potential new brand.
So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!