Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- Things are changing at The Wanderer Online! Editor and co-founder Emerson Csorba is passing the torch to Blue Knox. You can read her first piece as incoming editor here. And if you’re interested in getting involved, they are now accepting applications for editorial positions.
- Guess who was inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame on Friday? Hall of famer Rod Phillips, who spent 37 years as “voice” of the Oilers.
- Don’t miss Karen’s latest roundup of local blog posts.
- Global Edmonton has surpassed 100,000 likes on its Facebook page, an impressive milestone! The next closest local media property is 102.3 Now! Radio with just under 95,000 likes.
- Congratulations to Karen Kleiss, Stephanie Coombs, Paula Simons, Shaughn Butts on winning National Newspaper Awards for the Edmonton Journal. Former Edmonton Sun employee Amber Bracken also won an award, which the Journal celebrated with her!
- Amber recently did a photo shoot with Journal crime reporter Jana Pruden. Wicked photos! You can see Jana’s updated bio page here.
- The City of Edmonton’s auditor says his organization needs to do more work updating and overseeing its social media presence. Really? What does the City’s auditor know about social media? For the record, I think the folks who run @CityofEdmonton are doing a great job.
- Would have been great to have been a fly on the wall at Alberta Primetime’s recent strategy session. I wonder what is coming up?
- The next Meet the Media is coming up on June 13. If you reserved a ticket but can no longer attend, go ahead and cancel it – there’s a growing waitlist!
- Social media strategist Adam Rozenhart was among those recognized with a 2014 Alumni Award from the University of Alberta. No doubt he has the best reaction video though:
- Speaking of Adam, he and Unknown Studio co-host Scott C. Bourgeois closed out BT Edmonton’s Bloggers Week on Friday. Looks like they had fun!
- Kathy Kirby, a well-known member of Edmonton’s music scene, was recently diagnosed with cancer. A benefit concert called “Be Here Now” has been organized for June 10-11. Kirby has written for both See Magazine and GigCity.
- Alberta’s NDP Opposition is looking for a Communications Officer. The deadline to apply is June 16.
- The Edmonton International Airport conducted a full-scale emergency response exercise last week, and Twitter did indeed play a role. But that’s pretty much where the article stopped being interesting or accurate.
- On Friday, the local media were invited to get in the game to help promote the World Triathlon Grand Final. Looks like they had fun sprinting and doing a few laps on a tricycle in front of City Hall.
- The Edmonton Sun’s social media columnist Allison Salz says that hashtag campaigns are a mixed bag. They promote discussion, but do they actually result in change?
- Here are Linda’s latest social media notes.
Was there anyone in the media not at the Rogers Place construction update today?!
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!
2 thoughts on “Media Monday Edmonton: Update #114”
Thanks, Mack. Traditionally, Edmonton journalists don’t always fare well at the National Newspaper Awards – so this was a very special thing, for Shaughn, for Amber, and for all of us involved with the Fatal Care series. (We were sorry Amber couldn’t be with us in Charlottetown, but Shaugh arranged a special event for her in our newsroom yesterday.)
I think the people who run @CityofEdmonton are doing the best possible job they can given their resources. However, if the city auditor is suggesting more resources need to be dedicated to the city’s social media, then I totally agree.
Also, thanks for the shout-outs Mack!