Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- Congratulations to Jeff Samsonow, the new Product Strategist at Postmedia Labs. He made the announcement in a new blog post about building community. This is a great hire for Postmedia – I can’t wait to see what the team is able to accomplish!
- The nominees for the 2014 Yeggies have been announced. Congrats to all! The show will take place on Saturday, May 9. Karen collected them on Flipboard here and of course in her latest local blog roundup.
- The winners of the Alberta Magazine Awards were announced on March 5 in Calgary. Edmonton did fairly well – congrats to all!
- iMEDIA takes place this weekend at the Robbins Health Learning Centre. There’s a great lineup of speakers plus Linda is the emcee!
- And speaking of Linda, here are her latest social media notes.
- As you might expect, the latest Postscript column is all about mirrors.
- The Sun has a feature on Lindsey McNeill who was invited to the Cannes Film Festival.
- Andy Captain is now doing weekends on HOT 107 FM.
- I received the latest issue of The Yards today! Did you get yours?
- Are you a Breaking Bad fan? RJ Mitte, who played Walter Jr., is speaking at MacEwan on Thursday.
- Edmonton-born Natasha Mekhail is the editor-in-chief of Spafax Luxury Brands which publishes a portfolio of lifestyle and travel publications. She’s doing an online webinar on Nailing the Travel Feature on Friday, March 27.
- I watched the Phil Kessel interview in which he defended Dion Phaneuf. Ken Price thinks this is just the latest example of athletes telling the media, “you need us a lot more than we need you.” Pretty fascinating read.
- The other big sports media issue was the live tweet on TSN that caused the threat of legal action and led to TSN’s decision to stop airing tweets during live shows.
- Details about the Apple Watch were released today at Apple’s ‘Spring Forward’ event. Neiman Journalism Lab says there’s not much new detail for news organizations. It appears you’ll be able to get breaking news alerts on your watch.
- Totally unexpected for me: Gigaom is shutting down. It launched in 2006 when tech blogging was taking off.
- FiveThirtyEight’s new managing editor is 21-year New York Times veteran David Firestone. Key hire.
So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!