Media Monday Edmonton: Update #168

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

  • Edmonton Journal editor-in-chief Margo Goodhand and Edmonton Sun editor-in-chief Dave Breakenridge spent some time on Ryan Jespersen’s show on Friday. They kept things pretty civil, reaffirmed they are editorially independent, and said that they aren’t supposed to know much about the business side. On endorsements, both stated the Prentice endorsement was the prerogative of the publisher, Postmedia, even if such endorsements are written locally. They both agreed the most addictive tool for editors is Chartbeat while acknowledging that often it’s clickbait that climbs the charts. On that note, Dave confirms the Sunshine Girl isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. They also shared some thoughts on the future of newspapers and the impact of digital.
  • While they may keep separate editorial teams, the business sides of the papers are getting cozier. Journal subscribers can now add the Sunday Sun for an additional $4.99 per month. I can’t imagine that’ll be a popular offer, but interesting nonetheless.

sunday sun offer

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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