Here is my latest update on local media stuff:
- Last week Emerson Csorba posted ten lessons learned from year one of The Wanderer. I really like #2: “Good leaders are composed, yet they live with a sense of urgency.”
- Here’s an awesome blast from the past: Bill Matheson’s Farewell Show from November 1999. Gotta love the old school map and marker. Also, look at Gord Steinke in that clip! Gord hosted Global National tonight.
- Have you heard Gary James on Lite 95.7 this week? He’s filling in for the vacationing hosts, reports Marty Forbes. Check out his column for lots of other radio news too.
- Tell us what you really think Terry Jones!
Why do the Edmonton Eskimos keep doing dumb media stuff to keep bringing attention to themselves as dysfunctional organization?
— Terry Jones (@sunterryjones) July 15, 2013
- The Westlock News has an interview with departing Edmonton Journal editor-in-chief Lucinda Chodan. “I grew up reading the Journal, in addition to the Westlock News. It’s kind of your hometown newspaper, and to be invited to be the editor was a huge thrill,” she said.
- Here’s an open letter to Paula Simons and the Edmonton Journal from Edmonton SlutWalk.
- The next Capital Ideas Edmonton event takes place on Wednesday at the Edmonton Journal. This time the theme is how to make money while doing good.
- I remember thinking that ham radio was so cool when I first learned about it in elementary school. These days amateur radio is used for all kind of things, including emergency relief.
- Local media celebrities are just like us! They visit markets and draw things!
Celebrity sighting at #mercercollective! @rickharpcbc stops by and doodles a llama. #yegmedia pic.twitter.com/BCnie5N4IM
— Brittney Le Blanc (@britl) July 13, 2013
- Happy belated birthday to Heather McIntyre!
- Shaw Media is looking for a Programming Manager here in Edmonton. The application deadline is July 31.
- This may be of interest to some of you: the Edmonton Oilers are looking to hire a Website Content Coordinator.
- Here’s a piece on journalists waiting for news of the royal baby from former Edmonton Journal columnist Jennifer Fong, now freelancing in London.
- From the EFF’s Jillian C. York: “Since Snowden revealed his identity, the focus of US media has been overwhelmingly on him, rather than the legality or constitutionality of the NSA’s surveillance programs.”
- A new study from Oxford University found that even those over 55 years of age prefer the web to print newspapers. Yikes!
- The Newsroom is back! Dan Rather calls it “downright terrific.” I still haven’t watched the second season premiere, but will soon.
- Paula E. Kirman is producing a short film about life in the McCauley neighbourhood. Here’s the trailer:
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!
2 thoughts on “Media Monday Edmonton: Update #83”
Looks like the news just came down from Quebecor that more cuts are rolling out across the Sun newspaper chain. 360 more jobs, 11 publications, including Edmonton’s 24 Hours (the commuter paper in the orange box).
Eight full newspapers are being closed, not sure yet if any are around Edmonton. And Steve Ladurantaye reports buyouts are being offered to make up a large portion of the 360 jobs, so Edmonton may not yet be done with the cuts.
I did see the news today, thanks for the update here! Hopefully will have more detailed information the Edmonton impact for next week’s entry.