Happy Birthday to my favorite food blogger – Sharon! Yeah, I know I am biased 😉
Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- Dave Breakenridge is the new editor-in-chief at the Edmonton Sun. He was formerly the online editor of the Calgary Sun, though he got his start in Edmonton as an anchor at 630 CHED. His brother Rob wished him congrats on Twitter!
- The Edmonton Eskimos have decided that members of the media are no longer welcome in the dressing room. Predictably, many journalists are upset. Here’s another take from John MacKinnon: “It’s the reasoning behind the policy change that doesn’t hold up to even mild scrutiny,” he says. Here’s what Terry Jones had to say.
- Like airchecks? You’re in luck this week! Here are vintage airchecks (generally a demonstration recording) from: CFRM-AM 1260 (1976), CJCA, CHED (1974-78), CHED (1977), Power 92 FM (1993), K-97 (1981), and CFCW.
- Is the media going to get increased access to Daryl Katz now that the arena is moving ahead? He’s headlining E-Town in September, an unusually public appearance.
- Douglas Mitchell is hosting the new Shaw TV show Edmonton Unplugged, which features live performances by local musicians. You can check out the show at 2pm and 11:30pm daily on Channel 10, or online.
- Hot 107 FM is looking for a new Program Director.
- The latest edition of The Pulp is now online! One of the features this time is on hackers.
- There’s a new NDP bill aimed at ending the exploitation of unpaid interns in Canada, such as 22-year-old Andy Ferguson, who died in 2011 in a head-on collision after working excessive hours as an unpaid intern at a radio station here in Edmonton.
- Here’s another entry in the Reporter on the Run series by Otiena Ellwand.
- What do you think, is a rebrand for one of the Rogers radio stations in Edmonton on the way?
- Can you believe they are already at #35? Don’t miss the latest Social Media Breakfast event, taking place on Friday, June 27 at Startup Edmonton from 8:30am to 10:30am.
- After just seven months on CTV News Channel, Kevin Newman Live has been cancelled. Sounds like the format was poorly received, though no official reason for the cancellation was given.
- Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy was sentenced to seven years in prison by an Egyptian court. The Ottawa Citizen editorial board tackles the issue.
- Here’s a glimpse into the NYTimes CMS, known as Scoop.
CTV Edmonton’s Josh Classen on location a few weeks ago at the Mercer Superparty (I really wish I had moved so the no-parking sign wasn’t there…sorry!)
So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!