Media Monday Edmonton: Update #160

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

* Here’s a Philadelphia-based journalist on Edmonton: “I had been reasonably convinced by my friends north of the parallel that Edmonton was boring,” referring to the Canadian journalists he follows on Twitter. So what did he think after actually visiting? “I would glady argue that Edmonton is not boring.”
* There are lots of American journalists in town at the moment because of the US game against Columbia which took place this evening. Apparently there’s a lot more interest in the team south of the border this time around.
* Karen’s latest roundup of local blog posts was filed from New York City, where she is learning how to be an entrepreneurial journalist.
* As Karen noted, Sunil Agnihotri of The SuperFan is joining The Copper and Blue. He’ll be posting there semi-regularly, while still maintaining his current efforts at The SuperFan.
* Congratulations to Erin Isfeld on ten years with CTV Edmonton!
* The latest edition of Postscript talks about covering the FIFA Women’s World Cup here in Edmonton.
* Here’s a pretty interesting feature on Shaun Donnelly, a Sherwood Park-based TV producer who might also be Edmonton’s elusive porn producer.
* I linked to Zoe Todd’s manifesto for the Edmonton arts scene a couple weeks ago. I’ve only causally followed the response, but I did sense that some of it was pretty intense. Turns out it was pretty bad, and so she is leaving Edmonton sooner than planned. Always disappointing to lose valuable voices like Zoe’s.
* Former Global Edmonton anchor Lynda Steele is making another career move, this time from CTV Vancouver to the radio at CKNW. She makes the jump in September.
* Linda is back with another roundup of social media notes! She notes that YouTube has launched something called Newswire to verify eyewitness footage of breaking news.
* Google made another news-related announcement today: a new initiative called News Lab aims to provide resources for journalists. You can learn more in their blog post here.

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!

You can see past Media Monday Edmonton entries here.

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