Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- Congratulations again to all the nominees and winners of the inaugural Edmonton New Media Awards (aka The Yeggies). I’m so thrilled to have won Best in Edmonton! Here’s a recap from The Wanderer.
- Big news for Postmedia last week. The latest management shuffle has John Connolly out as the Edmonton Journal’s publisher (and he won’t be replaced). Alan Allnutt has been appointed Senior Vice President of the Prairie Region at Postmedia, and is responsible for “transformation initiatives” at the Journal and other western publications. Here’s what John tweeted:
- Congratulations to Ed Kaiser on winning a National Newspaper Award in the Sports Photography category. David Staples and David Evans both were runners-up in their respective categories. Here is the Journal’s story, complete with Ed’s winning photo.
- According to Ryan Jespersen, BT Edmonton is the only morning show that grew in the 25-54 demographic over the fall/winter ratings season. The show has the youngest audience in town, with an average age of 45 (which still sounds high to me).
- A windstorm on April 27 is to blame for the end of the Journal’s goosecam. You’ll know I was never a fan of the feature!
- Look who started a blog! Welcome Cam Tait to the blogosphere.
- Sounds like NewCap is no longer exploring a possible sale of its western radio stations. "We appreciate our employees being patient and understanding during this process and I am proud to tell them they are still a part of the Newcap family," commented Rob Steele, President and Chief Executive Officer.
- Here’s a really emotional post from Jennifer Banks on why even bloggers can get writers block.
- CBC Edmonton meteorologist Stephanie Barsby did a talk at LogiCON on the weekend on what it takes to put together a weather forecast!
- In case you missed it, here’s “a candid conversation” with Omar Mouallem. He recently picked up the Emerging Artist award at the Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts!
- The 2013 Alberta Film & Television Awards are coming up on Saturday, May 25 at the Winspear Centre! The full list of nominees is available in this PDF.
- I’m liking the new format of the Relinked column. Here’s the April 29 edition, and here’s this week’s edition.
- The CBC Edmonton presence on Twitter is growing! Edmonton AM now has its own account – follow @EdmAMCBC.
- Happy Birthday to Global Edmonton’s Vassey Kapelos!
- As Marty Forbes noted, former Edmonton media guy Pat Kiernan has a small cameo in Iron Man 3!
- This move caused a bit of an uproar in the Canadian media world: Kristine Stewart, CBC’s executive vice president of English-language services, is leaving to become Twitter’s first ever hire in Canada.
- The crazy guys are leaving for Fox Sports! TSN announced on May 3 that Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole are leaving the network for “exciting new broadcast opportunities on U.S. television.”
- I love that CTV Edmonton posts behind-the-scenes stuff on Twitter:
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!