Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- Congratulations to all the winners of the 2013 Yeggies which took place on Friday evening! The Local Good took home “Best in Edmonton” and Baconhound took home “Best Twitter Persona”. It was a fun night!
- Here’s a roundup of some Yeggies coverage: Gig City, Inglorious Hipsters, The Local Good, Finster Finds, VV Boutique Style, #yegfilm, and OilersNation.
- With the exception of perhaps Mayor Iveson, I have to say I think the media personalities bested the politicians when it comes to dance moves! Pretty cool and popular video by CTV Edmonton called #yeghappy!
- TELUS announced today that it will invest $2.6 billion in new infrastructure and facilities across Alberta through 2016. They’re broadening the reach of Optik TV and are deploying 700 MHz spectrum.
- Well that didn’t take long: Meet the Media Tweetup 5 is taking place on June 13 and it’s already sold out. Add yourself to the waitlist I guess!
- Don’t miss this fun interview with Brittney Le Blanc by Phil Wilson (aka Baconhound).
- And Brittney, this link is for you: one third of the roughly 400 reporters at the New York Times are women.
- Edmonton Journal reporter Otiena Ellwand is training to run in the Edmonton Marathon on August 24, and she’s planning to blog about her progress along the way. It’s called Reporter on the Run, and the fun video at that link was produced by Ryan Jackson.
- Many local media personalities participated in McHappy Day:
— GlobalEDM Community (@GlobalEdm_plus)
- The next Capital Ideas Edmonton event takes place on Wednesday, May 21 at the Edmonton Journal. The topic this time is mentorship.
- For all the latest news in the world of social media, check out Linda’s latest roundup!
- Looks like ATB Financial has found itself the target of a negative fake Twitter account. The account appears to be run by a disgruntled employee.
- I have been enjoying all of the #metro228 links that Karen Unland has been posting on Twitter. Follow her if you don’t already!
- Obsessed with screens? You might like the latest new media experiment, Glass.
So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!