Media Monday Edmonton: Update #51

Here is my latest update on local media stuff:

  • “Premier Alison Redford, centre, her daughter Sarah, left, Minister of Culture Heather Klimchuk, and Speaker of the Alberta Legislative Assembly Gene Zwozdesky, right, examine an Edmonton newspaper from the early 1900’s that was retrieved from a time capsule buried at the Alberta Legislature building in the same period. The opening of the capsule was part of the Alberta Legislature building’s 100th anniversary celebrations in Edmonton September 2, 2012.”

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You can follow Edmonton media news on Twitter using the hashtag #yegmedia. For a great overview of the global media landscape, check out Mediagazer.

So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!

You can see past Media Monday Edmonton entries here.

4 thoughts on “Media Monday Edmonton: Update #51

  1. Thanks for mentioning the food photo post, Mack. It really floors me how in denial people are about wanting to see photos of food. I mean, that’s one of the biggest conversations I have with people: food – where have you eaten lately, what did you have, was it good and where do you want to go and eat now?

  2. As a younger person with no children, perhaps you don’t realize the enormous number of “mommy blogs” out there (many with tons of corporate sponsors and ads because they have many many readers) that do exactly what Liz Withey and the Journal are doing, ie. “chronicling the birth of her child and her first year of parenthood”. It wouldn’t surprise me if her columns, online at least if not in print form, drew a large number of readers from the demographics who read these other blogs, and that the Journal is trying to capitalize on that.

    1. Sorry Jen, nice try, but I really don’t think it has anything to do with being a younger person and no children at the moment. I raise the issue precisely for the reason you mentioned: if everyone is doing it, what value does the Journal add? What’s so great about having that kind of content, content that you can find anywhere, in the newspaper?

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