Media Monday Edmonton: Update #85

Here is my latest update on local media stuff:

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  • It’s an odd decision. Assuming the Journal and Postmedia understand the importance of digital to their future, then the only logical reason to let Kerry go would be if they felt someone else was a better fit. If that’s the case, then I’d expect them to bring someone on board who lacks a traditional media background (Kerry was a journalist & editor for more than a decade at the Journal before taking on digital). Another possibility is that Postmedia is planning to centralize digital, which I’m not sure is wise. Of course, there could be some sort of internal politicking going on too, but that seems unlikely given that the Journal is currently without a publisher or editor-in-chief.
  • Rick Harp’s last day as host of Edmonton AM on CBC was today. He’s returning to Winnipeg to reunite with his family. Best of luck Rick, can’t wait to see what you’re up to next!

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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.

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