Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- It’s Cam Tait week! Here are 20 questions with the local columnist and author.
- Here’s a CTV Edmonton feature on Cam Tait. “If you have fun on the job you’re never going to work a day in your life,” he says. Cam will be at Audrey’s Books on Saturday for his book launch.
- Cam sat down with Premier Jim Prentice in the Edmonton Sun newsroom last week!
- Here’s a Shaw TV feature on Linda Hoang which also features Yeggies co-founder Brittney Le Blanc:
- And of course, here are Linda’s latest social media notes.
- The April 2015 issue of Business in Edmonton magazine includes an EEDC-sponsored feature on SAM, which provides social media workflows for journalism.
- Former Edmonton journalist Dan Rubinstein has written a new book called Born to Walk and he credits Edmonton with helping him become an “urban walker”. He’ll be at Audrey’s Books on April 30.
- CTV Edmonton is looking to hire a writer/producer in the Advertising & Promotions department. The posting closes April 24.
- The next episode of The Unknown Studio is going to feature Ryan Jespersen. They recorded the podcast live using Mixlr. Can’t wait to check out the final product!
- Here is the final column from Rayanne Forbes as she is leaving to focus on her charity.
- The Spruce Grove Examiner is still looking for a multimedia news reporter. The deadline to apply is April 17.
- Have you see the TV series Hockey Wives, featuring Edmonton’s Jenny Scrivens? Here’s a clip from the show.
- From Sharon MacLean: How to pitch your story to bloggers and journalists.
- The Movie Studio on 109 Street will close on May 23, leaving the north end location as the last general-interest movie rental store in Edmonton. The Movie Studio opened in 1996. Sign of the times with Netflix, YouTube, and dozens of other online sources for movies.
- I am happy to be featured in Karen’s latest roundup of local blog posts! Lots of great stuff to read.
- Nearly everyone expects Premier Jim Prentice to call a provincial election tomorrow (Tuesday) especially given word that a “major announcement” is coming at 10:30am and media were invited to travel on the “leader’s bus” to Grand Cache for photo opportunities.
- TELUS plans to invest $4.2 billion in new infrastructure and facilities across Alberta through 2018. The company says its networks now reach 99% of the province.
- Rolling Stone is in full-on crisis after it was forced to retract its November 2014 story “A Rape on Campus”. No one has been fired though, to the surprise and dismay of many.
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!