I’m looking forward to Wednesday evening’s DIYalogue. Sharon and I will be “speed mentors” along with Mary Bailey, the publisher of The Tomato, and a number of other “local food luminaries”. Should be fun!
Here is my latest update on local media stuff:
- I’m so glad I was able to attend the live recording of The Unknown Studio’s third season finale last week. Held at Happy Harbor Comics, the show featured Dana DiTomaso, Apocalypse Kow, Liam Crewick, Erica Viegas, Todd Babiak, and Trent Wilkie. It was lots of fun, and I think everyone in the audience really enjoyed themselves. I know it must have been a ton of work to pull off and I hope Adam and Scott feel that it was worth it. Congratulations guys on an amazing live show – can’t wait until the next one! Linda wrote about the event in her weekly column too. You can check out more photos here.
- Have you seen CTV Edmonton’s new website? It’s cleaner and much easier to read now. I do not particularly like that they have gone with a custom video player, instead of using something like YouTube – there’s no way to embed or share these videos. Otherwise, I quite like the site!
- GIG CITY has also launched an updated design for its site. I always thought that the yellow on black was unique, but the new colors are much easier to read.
- The Bear (100.3 FM) has started selling t-shirts emblazoned with the words “Calgary sucks” to mark 20 years on the air. I wrote on Twitter about my distaste for the idea, but it’s worth repeating here. Yes there’s a healthy rivalry when it comes to our sports teams, but why does that have to extend to everything else? Calgary and Edmonton are not big enough to constantly slag one another. I don’t care that proceeds go to charity or that it’s just for fun. This kind of campaign does more harm than good.
- We should see an update on the Edmonton Experiment this week. Keep an eye on this site and give @CapitalIdeasYEG a follow on Twitter.
- The Journal has launched a mobile web app for events called EJ Events. Built in-house by Donald Allen, it appears to have just two upcoming events at the moment.
- It’s not online yet, but the July issue of Avenue Edmonton has a feature on the Edmonton Journal’s Nick Lees. I bet he really likes the photo!
- Speaking of Nick, he has this great story: “The 90-year-old secret of where two infamous murderers are buried has been uncovered by Global TV producer/anchor Gord Steinke.”
- The Journal has released an e-book called Homicide: Beyond the Numbers that looks at last year’s record homicide rate. I haven’t read it yet, but I did buy it for my Kindle ($4.44).
- mediamag has a feature on Meagan Kelly’s film Grace and a profile of BT Edmonton’s Ziyah Karmali.
- Kerry Campbell, host of the midday show at 96.3 Capital FM, was unable to come to terms on a new agreement with the station has decided to move on.
- Venture Publishing is looking for a Managing Editor “to develop and manage titles in its custom publishing division.” The deadline to apply is July 31.
- Kevin Zahara, Assistant Program Director/Music Director for Newcap Alberta’s North West group of stations, has resigned to take a position in Premier Redford’s communications office.
- La Nouvelle Beaumont News, a weekly Sun Media newspaper, has an immediate opening for a multi-media journalist.
- The premium content that used to be in the Sunday edition of the Journal has now been moved to the Friday and Saturday editions.
- The St. Albert Leader is looking for a print/web journalist to join the team.
- Congratulations to the Prairie Belles Podcast on reaching 100 episodes! To celebrate, the 100th episode is a videocast:
So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!