Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- The ATCO Edmonton Sun Christmas Charity Auction launches tomorrow at 9am and runs through 7pm Thursday. There are a number of Fun with the Media packages available for you to bid on! You can follow the auction, which supports the Christmas Bureau, Adopt-a-Teen, Sign of Hope, and the Stollery Children’s Hospital, on Twitter.
- David Climenhaga found himself in the middle of a war of words with the Wildrose Party and Derek Fildebrandt. He turns the question over to his readers: “Have I been unfairly beating Derek Fildebrandt, the Wildrose Party’s finance critic, like a piñata for his now-famous observation that Alberta’s NDP government misled voters by actually implementing its campaign promises?”
- The media just can’t get enough of Connor McDavid! The young star will be featured in an upcoming episode of 60 Minutes.
- From Vickie at Adventures in Fashion, here are some tips on how to beat blogger burnout.
- Sportsnet’s Mark Spector has launched a book called The Battle of Alberta. It’s a story that needs no introduction, but it could still be an interesting read.
- Episode 15 of the Seen and Heard in Edmonton podcast features Chris Tse of Blitz Conditioning. Here are the latest podcast and blog roundups! It’s incredible how much great content is created each and every week.
- Here’s a recap of CFCW’s 25th Annual Listener Appreciation Party. From Stella Stevens: “Thank you to all the listeners that made it an enjoyable and memorable night! We cannot thank you enough for allowing CFCW to be a part of your lives and families.”
- After nearly five years, Sarah Hoyles has left CKUA. “Thank you all for your ears and engagement over my time at the station,” she wrote. Good luck Sarah on your next adventure!
- Global Edmonton’s Carole Anne Devaney and Jennifer Crosby hosted the 2nd annual Global Baby Shower at Kingsway Mall earlier this month. Here are some photos from the event!
- This year, CTV’s Good Neighbour Fund Luncheon will take place on Thursday, November 12 at the Fantasyland Hotel. “The CTV Good Neighbour Fund is a registered non-profit charitable organization that considers limited assistance to those individuals/families requiring support in exceptional cases not covered by other funding.”
- Movember is rapidly approaching, and the local media are getting ready. Here’s the Global team and here’s the video and story about it.
- Ed Polanski passed away peacefully at the age of 82 on October 7. He was the founder of QCTV Ltd. which installed and managed cablevision systems in 32 Alberta cities and towns.
- I wrote about West Edmonton Local when it launched back in 2011. It didn’t last unfortunately, and now it seems the domain has been taken over by spammers. This is what happens when you let your domain names expire! Too bad.
- Venture Publishing is looking for “a dynamic and motivated director of custom content”.
- Here’s a feature on UrbanYEG which highlights local photos on Instagram.
Photo-op with Finance Minister Joe Ceci, photo by Premier of Alberta
And here is some slightly less local stuff:
- As noted when the Edmonton Journal debuted its new look, it seems that Postmedia has given up on the tablet edition.
- Here’s an interview with CJAY92’s Gerry Forbes. His father made quite the impact here in Edmonton, launching Santa’s Anonymous at 630 CHED, among other things!
- CBC/Radio-Canada has secured the Canadian broadcast rights for the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games and the 2024 Olympic Games.
- Corus Entertainment reported falling revenue and profits in its latest quarterly results. “For the year, Corus posted a loss of $25.2 million versus a profit of $150.4 million in the prior year.”
- According to BuzzFeed, more users share articles from the BuzzFeed app via SMS than any other method, including Twitter and email.
- I’ve been following the back-and-forth between Amazon and the New York Times with great interest. Here’s an overview and analysis from Stratechery.
- Twitter is already the focus of TV debates and now CBS is making it official with a partnership for the November 14 Democratic debate.
So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!