Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- The Local Good is looking for a new social media consultant as Breanna Mroczek is moving to Calgary to take over as editor of Where Magazine. Congrats Breanna!
- The Wanderer Online is back with a new website and a new team.
- The Noteworthy has featured writer Omar Mouallem. His journalism advice is to learn how to listen!
- PrairieSeen, which is a great blog focused on the local arts scene, has launched a new magazine called PrairieSeen Notes. Check out the first issue here.
- If you’re reading this, you probably already know Brittney Le Blanc, but just in case you don’t, get to know her with this feature from APEX PR.
- E-Town takes place on Thursday and Friday this week, and event partner Capital Ideas Edmonton is hosting a workshop on how to get your story told. Sounds like a great lineup of speakers too!
- From Marty Forbes, here are some updates on recent moves in the local media scene.
- The second season of Food Network’s Donut Showdown debuted tonight and features two local donut-makers: Bliss Baked Goods and Moonshine Donuts.
- I really admire Adam’s dedication with his video adventures! He participated in VEDA, which is Vlog Every Day in August. Here’s what he learned.
- Stantec’s new building might have made a splash here in Edmonton, but it failed to capture the attention of journalists in the rest of the country.
- There are still some Ice Bucket Challenges coming in. Here’s one from Avenue Edmonton editor Steven Sandor.
- Fun photo to celebrate Global Edmonton’s 40th anniversary! In case you missed it, here’s my contribution to the anniversary celebrations.
- Edmonton animator Riley Beach will be developing a new video series called Sterile Atomic Fly. You can check out the pilot on YouTube here.
- There’s a new web miniseries called “7 days of YEG fitness” that highlights Edmonton’s fitness community.
- I’m loving all the great blog posts that Karen highlights in her weekly roundup. Here’s the latest.
- Catch up on all the latest social media news in Linda’s weekly roundup.
- Well look at that, a comic on local radio from Chad Huculak!
- Sun Media is looking for a multimedia reporter to join the Leduc Rep. They’re also looking for a special sections reporter here in Edmonton.
- Rogers and Shaw are teaming up to launch shomi, a new subscription video-on-demand service that will be available on mobile, the web, and consoles and set top boxes. It’ll launch in November at a price of $8.99 per month, and will feature 14,000 episodes from 340 TV series as well as 1,200 movies. You can learn more here.
- If you can’t beat them in the marketplace, try the courtroom. At least that’s what the CRTC appears to be doing on behalf of traditional broadcasters. They’re also looking at “pick-and-pay” options for TV, which everyone else just calls a la carte television. You can see all the latest news from the CRTC’s Let’s Talk TV event here.
- The CRTC also released its 2014 Communications Monitoring Report, which is essentially its state of the broadcasting sector. The report shows that in 2013, time spent watching traditional TV declined across all age groups.
Lots of cell phones in the scrums these days!
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!
One thought on “Media Monday Edmonton: Update #125”
Mack, thanks for including me in your update. VEDA was a very interesting and exhausting exercise, but it’s certainly helped me to further hone in on what I want to be doing with YouTube. I’m still not 100% certain, but I’m further along than I was.