Happy Canada Day! Tune into CKUA on July 1 at 11pm to hear the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra perform “O Canada” as the High Level Bridge is officially lit up!
Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- Congratulations to SAM, which launched to the public today! SAM is a social media asset management system that supports team curation and collaboration. SAM is located at Startup Edmonton and was founded by James Neufeld. Follow SAM on Twitter and check out their introductory video here:
- Outgoing Edmonton Sun editor-in-chief Steve Serviss is off to Kingston after this week. He was here for about two and a half years. Check out this farewell cartoon from Chad Huculak. Best of luck Steve!
- Christine Chomiak is one of the victims of CBC’s cuts – last week was her last. She also got a farewell cartoon, from Matthew Kupfer.
- I don’t know about you, but I’m excited that Elise Stolte is back after a year on maternity leave. Congrats and welcome back Elise!
- The July 2014 edition of Avenue Edmonton features a different take on the 25 Best Things to Eat list (and Mayor Iveson on the cover). Instead of having judges select the items, Avenue asked 25 prominent Edmontonians what their favorite dishes are. Included on the list are Global Edmonton’s Jennifer Crosby (she enjoys grilled Alberta beef flat iron steak) and Mike Sobel (he chose sate beef soup).
- Here’s another great roundup of local blog posts from Karen!
- Cool, Transcend Coffee’s Poul Mark is going to be doing monthly features on coffee on CBC’s Edmonton AM. Here’s his first.
- These days, nothing goes unnoticed! Copper & Blue’s Derek Zona caught TSN with an inappropriate tweet on the crawl. They quickly removed it and apologized.
- Wow, here’s an old school aircheck for 630 CHED!
- In her latest social media column, Allison Salz talks about sexting and the need for education.
- Season 3 of Inglorious Hipsters has come to an end. Good time to catch up on the archives!
- The latest episode of The Unknown Studio features former Gateway news editor Cosanna Preston.
- CBC announced plans to cut between 1000 and 1500 jobs by 2020 in an effort to make the organization more sustainable and financially stable. The Globe has more on the story. Postmedia’s Scott Stinson says CBC’s broadcast days may be numbered.
- Find out what has been happening in the world of social media with Linda’s latest notes.
- This article caught my eye: Newspapers That Aren’t Dying. It seems there are some very successful immigrant presses out there. I wonder if that holds for Edmonton?
So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!