Here is my latest update on local media stuff:
- Here’s your must-read post of the week: Stacey Brotzel recounts the experience of having a bomb sent to A-Channel about 13 years ago. Thank you for writing that Stacey.
- Yesterday was the final Sunday print edition of the Edmonton Journal. Dave wrote a goodbye post and said, “Cutting off the eyes, ears, and noses of a local newspaper to save the face of a newspaper corporation will make me less likely to turn to that newspaper as a source of local information.”
- Congratulations to CTV Edmonton on receiving the Best Newscast award in the RTDNA Canada awards for its coverage of the Slave Lake Disaster.
- The Edmonton Journal is looking for help with its Heritage Project, an effort to highlight Edmonton’s immigrant population. They’re looking for one immigrant from all 250 countries around the world, living here in the Edmonton region.
- On June 15, Capital FM and the Edmonton Sun raised money and awareness for the Make-A-Wish foundation. Last year the event raised $50,000 and this year their efforts raised $70,700.
- Think you have what it takes to be Yelp Edmonton’s Next Community Manager? Brittany Kustra has decided to move on from the role, which means whoever gets it has big shoes to fill!
- Have you seen CTV Edmonton’s new project My Edmonton Is…? “Our goal is to make this website a celebration of everything that makes Edmonton great…the big things and the small things.” Looks like you can upload video and photos, or record something using your webcam. Looks like it uses the same system, called Filemobile, as Global Edmonton’s Ground Force.
- Congratulations to all the recipients of the 2012 Western Magazine Awards! Eighteen Bridges was named Best New Magazine as well as Magazine of the Year for Alberta/NWT.
- CTV2 is looking for a Web Producer to join the team here in Edmonton. The closing date is July 6.
- These are some staggering numbers: CKUA has to move 60,000 CDs, 72,000 LPs, and 11,000 78s from its current location to its new office in the rebuilt Alberta Hotel, not to mention normal office stuff. Yikes!
- Awkward and funny: Global Edmonton’s Quinn Ohler takes a stab at which generation Kevin O’Connell is part of.
- CTV is now accepting nominations for the 2012 CTV Citizen Of The Year Award. “Created in 2011 by CTV Edmonton in partnership with the Edmonton Heritage Festival Association, the CTV Citizen Of The Year Award recognizes one person each year who has contributed to the promotion, awareness, understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity in Edmonton.” The deadline for nominations is July 20.
- Ryder debuted on Hot 107 this morning. Here’s a video with the new guy.
- The latest edition of Edmontonians, now published quarterly, is available. Grab the PDF here.
- We know of course that the Oilers selected Nail Yakupov first overall in the NHL Entry Draft, but that makes this article all the more interesting. Author Ryan Lambert says that since early May, “the Edmonton media has very much gone on a campaign against Yakupov in various ways, most often by way of endlessly praising defenseman Ryan Murray…”
- The Lunch Rush column in tomorrow’s Metro will be the last edition – the feature has been pulled across the country. You can read it here.
- This has got to be the most intense media launch ever. To celebrate being halfway to Christmas and to announce that Edmonton’s Food Bank and 630CHED Santas Anonymous are the charities for this year’s Singing Christmas Tree, a dozen skydiving Santas dropped into Louise McKinney Riverfront Park this morning:
So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!