Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- Congratulations to all of the RTDNA Canada nominees for the Prairie Region! CBC Edmonton, Global Edmonton, and CTV Edmonton all received numerous nominations.
- Global Edmonton’s Gord Steinke will be honored by RTDNA Canada with a lifetime achievement award. “Steinke, who has worked at Global Edmonton for 24 years, will take home the Prairie Region Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s awards ceremony in Medicine Hat on April 23.” Global Edmonton earned a total of seven nominations.
- CBC Edmonton’s Mark Connolly will emcee the Canadian Association of Journalists banquet and awards gala on May 28. The CAJ conference will take place Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 28 at the Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel.
- Here’s a feature on Edmonton Journal reporter Otiena Ellwand. “To cover holes left by cuts, young journalists must define their own roles in the newsroom.”
- Episode 127 of The Press Gallery includes a discussion about Heather Boyd’s report on media access at the Alberta Legislature.
- Pamela Kirby has joined 100.3 The Bear. She was most recently with 100.5 CRUZ FM in Fort McMurray.
- Brayden Haydamack has been hired by Virgin Edmonton for late night and weekends. He was most recently with Q99 in Grand Prairie.
- “The way in which pedestrian collisions are reported in the media negatively affects public perception, says a pedestrian safety advocate.” If they’re even reported, that is. This is definitely a problem.
- Lincoln Ho got a neat look at the quality control room for Telus TV. So many screens!
- More than 50 people have already registered for Meet the Media Tweetup 6 taking place on Friday, April 15.
- The Local Good has launched a podcast!
- The Edmonton Woman’s Show is coming up in mid-April and will feature reality TV stars Joe Anglim from Survivor and Nick Viall from The Bachelorette.
- Here is the latest local podcast and blog roundups from Seen and Heard in Edmonton.
And here is some slightly less local media stuff:
- Here are Linda’s latest social media notes. The big news today seemed to be the changes to Instagram, which resulted in “an endless sea of meaningless posts asking you to turn on post notifications.” For the rest of us, algorithmic feeds will probably turn out to be a good thing.
- Periscope is now a year old and has been used for more than 200 million broadcasts.
- Jian Ghomeshi was acquitted on all counts this week, a verdict that many called disappointing.
- The CRTC has approved the sale of Shaw Media to Corus Entertainment for $2.65 billion. The transaction is slated to close April 1.
- Facebook has started shipping Oculus Rift VR headsets so the search for a killer app is on. Sounds like it won’t be news.
So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!