Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- The Alberta Film & Television Awards, better known as the Rosies, were handed out on the weekend. Edmonton’s CTV Morning Live, Aquila Productions, Prairie Dog Film + Television, and Dirt City Films were among the winners. Congratulations to all, and especially to Stacey Brotzel who took home Best Television Host! Here’s a clip from CTV on their wins.
- Congratulations to the Edmonton Journal’s Sarah O’Donnell who won the Editorial category in the National Newspaper Awards. Here is the Postmedia write-up.
- Today was Warren Dean’s second last broadcast with CBC as he is moving back to Calgary and leaving the industry. I am hearing that Tanara McLean will be taking over. Best of luck Warren!
- The Edmonton Journal has launched a new arts podcast called Dirt City Limits which features Liz Nicholls, Fish Griwkowsky, Sandra Sperounes, and guests. You can listen on SoundCloud.
- The Dinner TV crew made it through their first week! Did you watch? What did you think? I hope they sort out posting the clips online soon. Also, looks like Jennifer Rollins will be a regular guest Tuesdays at 6:15pm.
- Cam Tait remembers Paul Rimstead, a columnist who came to Edmonton in 1978 to help the Sun get off the ground.
- Global Edmonton weekend News Hour producer Nikki Wiart is leaving to go back to school. Best of luck!
- Venture Publishing is once again looking for an Assistant Editor for Alberta Venture magazine.
- The deadline to apply for the Edmonton Examiner’s student reporter internship is Thursday.
- The deadline to apply for the St. Albert Gazette’s City Hall Reporter position is Friday.
- Here is Karen’s latest roundup of local blog posts! She notes the launch of a new podcast on comics and pop culture called Yegs & Bacon. Love it!
- I suppose I should mention that Kaitlyn Bristowe, originally from Leduc, was named The Bachelorette after more guys voted for her during last week’s episode than Britt Nilsson.
- Remember Kevin Crull, the former president of Bell Media who resigned because he tried to influence CTV’s coverage of the CRTC? Well he found a new job, as chief marketing officer for Sprint.
- We’re less than two weeks from the kickoff match here in Edmonton for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 and TSN has now launched its online hub for complete coverage.
- Facebook has launched an Amber Alert delivery system here in Canada in partnership with police authorities across the country. They’ve had a similar system in the US since January.
- Apparently Twitter has been in talks to acquire Flipboard at a valuation north of $1 billion.
- That’s nothing compared to the $55 billion that Charter Communications is said to be buying Time Warner Cable for. They previously tried to make the acquisition early last year.
- And another story that could shakeup the media world in a big way: Sumner Redstone is 91 and “clearly ailing” and that leaves the future of Viacom and CBS in doubt.
So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!