Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- The Edmonton Sun’s annual Christmas Charity Auction runs November 4-6! There are 11 “Fun with The Media” items up for auction. This is the 23rd year that the auction has been held. Proceeds support the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, Sign of Hope, the United Way of Alberta, and the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton.
- Danny Hooper marks the 60th anniversary of CFCW: the station first went on the air on November 2, 1954.
- Marty Forbes notes in his latest column that Daryl Hooke is leaving Corus and as I mentioned last week, that Bryn Griffiths is back on the airwaves at Newcap.
- Here’s the official list of Top 40 Under 40 for 2014 profiles. Congrats to Mosaic Entertainment’s Camille Beaudoin and Shannon Blanchet, former Global Edmonton troubleshooter Julie Matthews, writer Omar Mouallem, World FM 101.7’s Naz Sohni Uppal, and all the other amazing Edmontonians featured!
- Kathleen Smith (aka @KikkiPlanet) has filed a defence that states the lawsuit brought by AUPE is an attack on her freedom of speech.
- The next Art of Conversation, co-hosted by Graham Hicks, takes place tomorrow evening at The Bothy on 124 Street.
- CTV News at Five with Erin Isfeld and Joel Gotlib launched tonight! Here’s a promo video:
- Also starting today, Mosaic Entertainment’s Tiny Plastic Men is launching online first via YouTube. It’ll come to pay TV via Super Channel in a few months.
- I’m not sure if this is new exactly, but the Journal’s printed letter page on Friday included comments made online.
- Happy belated birthday to CTV Edmonton’s Daryl McIntyre!
- Congratulations to Global Edmonton’s Jennifer Crosby who reports, “baby girl is doing well”.
- The deadline to apply for the Edmonton Journal’s open Media Journalist position is Wednesday!
- Have you seen the new CTV Morning Live commercials? They are pretty funny, and encourage you to “wake up to some real personalities!” Here’s one featuring Stacey Brotzel.
- Here is Karen’s latest roundup of all the great stuff local bloggers are sharing!
- Here is Linda’s latest social media notes. One of the things she mentions is that ads on Instagram have come to Canada – I haven’t seen one yet!
- What do you think about the idea of charging people for access to the comments section of news articles? Trent Wilkie discusses this novel way to save print media.
- Rogers & Shaw are set to launch their new on-demand service called Shomi tomorrow. The service will offer access to more than 12,000 hours of content.
- If you’d rather not watch the Grey Cup this year, you can listen to the Grey Cup Radio Network, which six TSN Radio stations along with 13 others across the country are participating in.
- I’m sure you’re sick of reading about Jian Ghomeshi by now, but I really enjoyed this piece by Paula Simons. Her take on the magic of radio is definitely worth a read.
- Here are a couple of “future of news” posts for you to digest. Gavin Sheridan says the future of news is software, while SAM’s James Neufeld says the future of news is storytelling.
- And while we’re thinking about tech, here’s a good piece on the changing face of technology journalism.
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!