Media Monday Edmonton: Update #173

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

  • CBC Edmonton hosted an event last week to share information on its latest programming changes. Starting today, you can watch Edmonton AM on TV from 6-7am every weekday. The radio studio has been outfitted with video cameras and has been “spruced up” a bit for TV.

CBC Edmonton Radio

  • The reason for this new radio-on-TV approach is that they’re cutting an hour from the news in the evening (but they are mandated to have a certain number of hours of original local content…so this seems like a clever skirting of the intent of that requirement, but I digress). Starting October 5, CBC News Edmonton will run for just 30 minutes starting at 6pm (it currently runs 5-6:30pm), and will “focus more on context” while also pushing social media so viewers can “see themselves and be a part of the newscast.” The late night newscast will run from 11-11:30pm and will be anchored by Sandra Batson. The TV set is getting an update too.

Gary Cunliffe

And here are some less-local notes I wanted to share:

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.

2 thoughts on “Media Monday Edmonton: Update #173

  1. That’s a jam-packed Media Monday, Mack! Thanks for the links back to my stuff, and for all the great info put in one place for easy access.

  2. Jody Mitoma, the man who started Shoutout Edmonton, an anonymous user-driven posting site, is expanding across Canada to 12 other cities. Shoutout Calgary just started. He plans on expanding to all the States as well.

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