Media Monday Edmonton: Update #57

Here is my latest update on local media stuff:

  • Some very exciting news from Startup Edmonton: the new Creators Studio is opening in January 2013. It’s an open co-working space for “creative entrepreneurs and freelancing graphic designers, industrial designers, fashion designers, production designers, writers, playwrights, illustrators, filmmakers, musicians, video game developers, photographers, storytellers, producers, and publishers.” I’m guessing more than a few of you fall into that list, so check it out.
  • A similar thing (though perhaps more conceptual at this stage) seems to be happening in Winnipeg with an announcement from New Media Manitoba.
  • Sounds like the Edmonton Sun’s annual Charity Auction was another big success this year, raising more than $210,000 for four local charities.
  • Halloween marked the one year anchor anniversary for Global Edmonton’s Gord Steinke and Carole Anne Devaney. Congrats!
  • There are a bunch of local media men participating in Movember, which you can see here. Ryan Jespersen and BT Edmonton are leading the way so far!
  • Don’t forget, the Christmas Bureau’s Campaign Launch is coming up on November 13. There’s still time to register your team.
  • Great to hear that Ed Mason returned to work on October 29!
  • Venture Publishing is looking for a Managing Editor to join the Custom Publishing Division.
  • David Johnston’s latest Relinked column takes a look at how to cover big stories like Hurricane Sandy or Halloween.
  • BlogWest has announced a “save the date” for their 12 Days of Christmas Twitter Party.
  • Cool event coming up at the end of the month: Miss Representation. “Join us for at 6:30pm for a wine and dessert reception, followed by the 90 minute screening of Miss Representation; a film that explores the impact media has not only on women but society as well. After the film our panel discussion will prompt us to think critically and further examine the limitations that sterotypes place on our society. This dynamic panel will be moderated by local journalism consultant and educator, Karen Unland. Panelists include Brittney LeBlanc, Paula Simons, Dr. Michelle Meagher, and Mackenzie Martin.”
  • Tomorrow evening at City Hall are the Salvos Prelorentzos Peace Awards. The guest speaker is David Climenhaga, and Paula Kirman is being honored.
  • CKUA raised a little over $475,000 during its Fall 2012 Campaign!

Shout Out Out Out
Shout Out Out Out at CKUA by Mike Friel. See more photos of the CKUA Fall 2012 Campaign.

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.

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