Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- Big news over at 630 CHED: Ed Mason has announced his retirement! He started his career back in 1963, and came to Edmonton in 1975 where he hosted the morning news and served as news director on CHQT until 2005 when he made the move to CHED.
- Also, The Afternoon News with J’lyn Nye and Mark Scholz recently celebrated one year on the air. Congrats!
- Sharon Mallon announced her retirement from CFCW today. Her last day will be Friday. Taking her place is Stella Stevens, while A.J. Keller moves to the afternoons.
- Here’s a profile on HOT 107’s Lisa Evans. Apparently she got her start on Twitter where she tweets as @squeeb_slayer.
- The Journal’s Fatal Care series is a finalist for an Online Journalism Award. The winners will be announced in Chicago on September 27.
- Here’s issue 7 of the pulp. This one is focused on comics!
- Congrats to Claire Theobald – the NAIT grad is the new multimedia reporter at the Edmonton Sun.
- Allison Salz wrote about her move to the “dark side”. “The tone that some (mostly those who are still in the biz) have when reacting to my change in position is one of almost disgust.”
- Over at OilersNation, Steve Dangle breaks down “the seemingly never-ending war between the hockey blogosphere and the mainstream media.”
- The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge continues. Here are Global Edmonton’s Nicola Crosbie and Su-Ling Goh taking the challenge. BT Edmonton’s Ryan Jespersen had a pretty epic photo. Here’s CFCW’s A.J. Keller and Jackie Rae. Here’s up! 99.3’s Kari Skelton.
- Don’t miss Karen’s latest roundup of local blog posts. She always finds some gems!
- For the latest social media news, check out Linda’s weekly roundup of news and links.
- Congratulations to “reporter on the run” Otiena Ellwand on completing the Edmonton Half-Marathon and beating her goal!
- Happy belated 80th birthday to Bryan Hall! He spent his birthday on air, appropriately!
- I know the Fringe is over now, but I wanted to link to this story on BT Edmonton’s Bridget Ryan. She’s got the acting bug!
- Mayerthorpe, Alberta-born Kelcey Brade is moving from CTV Vancouver to host Sports Centre on TSN. He started his career at CFWX in Whitecourt. Congrats!
- A follow-up on the question about CBC’s programming! They will regularly switch from local to provincial radio news on holidays, and recently switched to provincial radio and TV news on weekends, produced out of Edmonton. That might be why there was some confusion.
- I was fortunate to be part of a small group of Edmontonians invited to meet with Bill Chambers, CBC’s Vice-President Brand, Communications, and Corporate Affairs, to discuss A space for us all, CBC’s strategy for 2020. One of the strategy’s key elements is a commitment to local news. I’ll be writing more about the meeting and the strategy in a future update!
- The CRTC is looking for feedback on the future of TV in Canada. You have until September 19, 2014 to submit your comments and suggestions.
- One of the 25 contestants on season 2 of The Bachelor Canada will be Trisha Vergo, an Edmontonian who lists her occupation as “beauty queen”. She’s the only contestant from Edmonton. The show premieres on September 18.
- From media thinker Clay Shirky – Last Call: The end of the printed newspaper.
BT Edmonton’s Block Party! Photo courtesy Lincoln Ho Yegventures. See more photos of the Block Party here.
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!
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Thanks for the shout out!