Here is my latest update on local media stuff:
- Ok this isn’t local, but it’s scary stuff so I’m starting with it. Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger’s latest column shows just how far UK officials are willing to go to stop further reporting on the Snowden leaks. There’s an absolute ton of coverage of this story at Mediagazer.
- You’ll recall from a couple weeks ago that today was the start of big changes on 630 CHED. Tencer and Grose began today, as did the afternoon show with J’lyn Nye and Mark Scholz.
— J’lyn Nye (@JlynNye) August 16, 2013
- Speaking of Scholz, he’s finally on Twitter: welcome Mark!
- Here’s an interview J’lyn and Mark did with CTV Morning Live about the new show.
- Heather McIntyre will be leaving Metro Edmonton at the end of next week. After three years, she has decided to accept a role in communications and marketing at EPL. Congrats Heather!
- Here’s a Gig City feature on former journalist Scott McKeen, currently running for council in ward 6.
- The Journal launched its slimmer, shorter format today. They’re in transition over the next two weeks, after which the changes will be permanent across the city. The paper will then be solely printed by Great West Newspapers in St. Albert.
- Interesting approach from the Edmonton Journal this weekend:
- Here are a couple of media-related entries from Vintage Edmonton: 630 CHED Launch (1993) (new format anyway), and CJCA Shuts Down (1993).
- Linda Hoang in the Edmonton Sun last week: “We have a YouTube star in our midst, Edmonton.” Great story about Daniela Andrade.
- Grant Ainsley is providing media relations training on September 24 at the AGA.
- Undercover Boss has come to Edmonton! Northlands CEO Richard Andersen filmed an episode in March. It will air September 26 on W Network.
- Here’s a new publication I recently came across: Marker. Anyone know anything about it?
- Jake Ryan is back on the radiowaves in the evenings on HOT 107.
- Just a few days left to apply for the editor-in-chief position at the Edmonton Journal. It’ll be very interesting to see who fills the role.
- Twitter is now displaying headlines underneath tweets on permalink pages. The headlines are basically reciprocal links for sites that embed the tweet (though it’s not clear if all sites embedding a tweet will be included). Another step closer to becoming a news organization?
- It’s a bit long, but I enjoyed this video: Print Is Not Dead.
So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!