Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- The first episode of the new Seen and Heard in Edmonton podcast is up and it features food blogger Michelle Peters-Jones. I thought it was great! Can’t wait for more stories with local content creators.
- Michelle has been nominated for a Taste Canada award for bloggers, by the way. Congrats!
- The latest Edmonton blog roundup is here. In addition to blog posts, Karen has rounded up some podcasts too.
- Have you subscribed to How to Douglas? It’s a weekly newsletter where you can learn about “what’s good this weekend in Edmonton + music you should be hyped about.” It’s run by Douglas Dollars. I love the concept!
- The Wanderer is now accepting applications for the 2015/2016 team, “including visual editors, content editors, managing editors, and marketing and communications ninjas!” The deadline to apply is Monday, July 20.
- The latest edition of Postscript is of course about the Metro Line LRT uproar.
- Here are Linda’s social media notes for the past week. Lots of Facebook and Reddit news recently.
- As mentioned previously, you have until July 27 to apply to contribute to The Noteworthy.
- Jenna Marynowski has an open call for Fringe 2015 media releases. Want to be featured on the award winning After the House Lights blog? Email her your news release!
- The Edmonton Journal is looking for a full-time newsroom reporter. The deadline to apply is July 22.
- ICYMI: Lincoln Ho is now @yegventures on Twitter. He promises “great things coming.”
- You may have seen this opinion piece on Edmonton in the Sparks Tribune from Sparks, Nevada. It was written by Jake Highton, “an emeritus journalism professor at the University of Nevada, Reno.” I guess it is appropriately labeled as opinion, but it seriously contains stuff like this: “Entering the science museum we found the hall blocked by kids sketching and painting. To get to the bathroom we had to push instructors out of the way.” Our city is too accommodating to children for this guy!
- Recoil Creative Films and Television Production Inc. is looking for an experienced full-time editor and camera operator.
- Postmedia folks should expect another $50 million in cuts coming by the end of 2017 due to the Sun Media merger.
- Edmonton-based AutoCanada has joined the SiriusXM Canada pre-owned vehicle program that offers a complimentary three-month subscription to anyone who buys a pre-owned vehicle outfitted with a satellite radio. Do people to listen to SiriusXM any other way?
- Starting January 1, 2016 any Canadian with an Internet connection will be able to subscribe to CraveTV, the Netflix competitor from Bell. The same will happen with Shomi once it leaves beta before the end of the summer.
- From The Verge: Why are the most important people in media reading The Awl?
- A recent survey in the US found that “two-thirds of new local online news sites make $100,000 or less a year, with more than half generating $50,000 or less.”
- I have definitely noticed this disappointing trend: News Sites Are Fatter and Slower Than Ever.
Local media got to check out Ice HQ today
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So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!
3 thoughts on “Media Monday Edmonton: Update #163”
Thanks for your kind words, Mack. This machine runs on support like yours!
That article in the Sparks Tribune…I don’t even know what to say about that!
Aw thanks for the shout-out!