Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- I’d love to see/hear more of this: Omar Mouallem vs. David Staples on Ice District, on CBC Edmonton.
- I like to start my week with Seen and Heard in Edmonton and I hope you do too. Here is the latest roundup of local blog posts and here is episode 2 of the podcast featuring Rev Recluse of Vintage Edmonton.
- Stephanie Dubois’ last day at Metro Edmonton was Friday. She is joining Alberta Primetime as a reporter/producer. “Thank you & awkward hugs to my Metro colleagues who were great,” she tweeted.
- Jennifer Martin is off to Vancouver, according to MediaInYeg.
- Regina’s Drew Dalby spoke with HOT 107’s Ryder for the latest episode of The Off Mic Podcast. He talks about “some of his infamous stunts, his interesting Vancouver experience, and how important it is to actually know your audience.”
- EEDC (or Make Something Edmonton, more specifically) is looking for a Digital Content Specialist to join the team.
- The opening in the Edmonton Journal newsroom for full-time reporter closes on Wednesday!
- In her latest social media notes, Linda highlights the latest update to Instagram on the web. You can now search and load tags. There are apparently 1.6 million posts tagged #yeg as of right now. That compares to about 865K tagged #edmonton.
- Corus reported 3rd quarter figures last week and posted an $8 million loss. Revenue was down 5% from the same period in 2014.
- I came across The Local Fix via Karen and so far I really like it. It’s “a weekly roundup of news and resources for local journalists” delivered by email.
- The Wall Street Journal has launched ten magazines on Flipboard. Will be interesting to see how they are received and if WSJ decides to expand the experiment or not. I’ve followed Ideas and Essays. Thanks to Bruce for the heads up.
- Are mobile apps succeeding because the mobile web sucks? Interesting argument by Nilay Patel at The Verge.
- Quebecor has submitted its “candidacy for the NHL expansion process in order to bring the Nordiques back to Quebec City.”
- More validation for streaming services: Netflix, Amazon get record Emmy nods. Netflix received 34 nominations compared to 126 for HBO.
So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!