Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- The Yeggies are back! Nominate your favorites from 2013 until the end of February. There are five new categories this year, including “Best in Photography” and “Best in Public Service”. I’m very happy to be joining the organizing committee this year (so no nominations for me please).
- NASH76, the Canadian University Press’ 76th national conference, wrapped up yesterday. Held at the Chateau Lacombe downtown, it attracted hundreds of young journalists from across the country. This year’s theme was MASH UP, “a nod to the union of journalism and entrepreneurship, with sessions on new media, start-ups and self-employment.” Here are some highlights from the event. Ezra Levant was there, and he didn’t disappoint.
- Media-related thread on Reddit today: what’s your favorite radio station?
- The first Art of Conversation for 2014 is taking place on January 23 at The Parlour, co-hosted by Rob Christie and Audie Lynds! The event starts at 4:30pm and goes until, whenever!
- The Edmonton Senior and Calgary Senior newspapers are looking for a reporter/editor to join the team, based in St. Albert.
- Happy belated birthday to Ziyah Karmali!
- Here are Linda’s latest social media notes.
- Via Karen, an interesting article on campus journalists in Canada.
- Here’s an Ode to CTV Morning Live by Jason Lee Norman.
- Marty Forbes teases the return to Edmonton of “an old radio pal”. Any idea who he’s talking about?
- In her latest social media column, Allison Salz explores online personas. I say, just keep the 1% rule in mind.
- The next Capital Ideas Edmonton event takes place on January 22 at the Edmonton Journal.
- Speaking of Capital Ideas, Karen posted two parts in a “looking back, looking ahead” series a couple weeks ago. Here’s part one, and here’s part two.
- Another quick reminder about the ONA Yeg Conference taking place on February 22.
- Are any of you still watching HBO’s The Newsroom? It’s third season, set to air this fall, will be the last.
- Postmedia reported a loss of $11.8 million in the first quarter. Calgary has been hit hard lately, with production of the Herald being outsourced and a classifieds call centre being shutdown.
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!