Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- The Edmonton Oilers aren’t the only local sports team making deals with Rogers Media: FC Edmonton has also signed a partnership agreement with Rogers to have 13 of 14 home games broadcast on Citytv Edmonton and 101.7 World FM.
- Here’s a wrap-up on the RTNDA and AMPIA awards I wrote about last week from Marty Forbes.
- Carrie Doll was the keynote speaker at last week’s Edmonton Broadcasters lunch.
- The next Social Media Breakfast Edmonton event is coming up on Friday at Startup Edmonton. The topic is “Your Digital Toolbox”, spring edition natch.
- Ever wonder what kind of shoes some of your favorite Edmonton Journal personalities like? Wonder no more.
- Here’s an interview with Alberta reporter Amanda Lindhout, who is still recovering from 15 months in captivity.
- Apparently Rod Phillips isn’t the only broadcaster to reach 3,542 games called – Medicine Hat’s Bob Ridley has reached the same milestone!
- If you’re a Windows 8 user, check out the new Metro Canada news app. It works well!
- What do you think about the “live” news feeds that many sites are starting to offer? CBC Edmonton is using ScribbleLive, the Edmonton Journal is just using Twitter, and it looks like 630 CHED has embedded Twitter into its home page.
- A bunch of local food bloggers had a tweetup at La Ronde last week (my Twitter feed was full of food photos that day). Here’s a recap from Wine + Dine.
- Here’s a recap of last week’s Capital Ideas Edmonton mixer.
- Edmonton Sun columnist Lorne Gunter says “the CBC is no more essential to Canadian democracy than any other media outlet” and feels the organization needs to pay its own way.
- Are you a photographer? You might be interested in International Underground Meet Day then, taking place on May 18. Here in Edmonton, participants will be snapping photos of the LRT system!
- Shaw Media is looking for a new Human Resources Advisor, based here in Edmonton.
- Following on the heels of Ezra Klein’s Vox comes The Upshot, a new “explanatory journalism” effort from the New York Times.
- I really enjoyed looking at the roundup of daily newspaper front pages at Newseum when I visted a few years ago. Now, after a campaign by the editors of many weekly newspapers, their front pages will be included too.
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!