Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- It’s official: Tim Querengesser is taking over as managing editor of Metro Edmonton in a few weeks. Congrats Tim!
- Congratulations to the Edmonton Journal’s Larry Wong, Ed Kaiser, and a team led by Ryan Jackson on your nominations from the News Photographers Association of Canada.
- Congratulations to Ryan Jespersen and Kari Skelton! Thrilled for you!
- The March/April issue of YEG Fitness Magazine features CBC Edmonton’s Mark Connolly. Read it online to see how he keeps in shape!
- Venture Publishing is now looking for a Deputy Editor for Alberta Venture magazine.
- Congratulations to host Jaamac and the team at CJSR for ten years of Somalis in Edmonton. The celebration took place yesterday. A half-hour TV show on Omni launched in September and the plan is to expand it to an hour.
- Gig City reports that Tiny Plastic Men, Edmonton’s sole representative at the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards, was shut out during Sunday night’s ceremony. Here’s an interview they did with TV, eh? before the awards show.
- Join Paula Simons and Jana Pruden on Thursday, March 26 for His Girl Friday, a 1940 film described as “Howard Hawk’s classic screwball comedy about a woman, a man, and a scoop.”
- The latest Postscript column looks at Ryan Jackson’s feature on the ice road up to Fort Chipewyan.
- Here is Karen’s latest Edmonton blog roundup.
- And fresh from a trip to Disney World, here is Linda’s latest social media notes!
- As Linda points out, iMEDIA returns on March 13 and 14 to cover the latest developments in the world of social media.
- Rayanne Forbes reports that she’ll be leaving the Edmonton Examiner at the end of the month.
- Another month, another complaint about edmontonjournal.com. The latest annoyance is the autoplay video ads that appear in the middle of the article as you scroll down the page! Are you kidding me?! And you can’t skip or silence them for 5 seconds.
- Ready for a blast from the past? Here’s an Edmonton TV commercial for K97 from 1993!
- I had the opportunity to tour CKUA recently with none other than Ken Regan himself. Really informative and tons of fascinating history!
CKUA’s CEO Ken Regan
- It’s crazy, but #TheDress made all kinds of headlines last week. It may have started on Tumblr, but with more than 25 million views in a single-day, perhaps it’s Buzzfeed that capitalized on it best. I agree with Paul Ford: Buzzfeed is “an organization at the peak of a craft they’ve been honing since 2006.” I mean, they published 31 articles about the damn dress. That said, Tumblr had incredible numbers too.
- Bloomberg is planning to launch a Canadian TV channel sometime this year. Reuters says it will “feature content from bureaus in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Montreal, Vancouver and Winnipeg.” Why not Edmonton?
- The Columbia Journalism Review has relaunched its website, but the cool thing is that the redesign was led by students!
So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!