Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- There has been a lot of love on Twitter for the media’s coverage of the Fort McMurray wildfires. Today journalists were given an escorted tour of the city along with Premier Rachel Notley.
- Here’s a behind-the-scenes on how CTV News is covering the Fort McMurray wildfires featuring Breanna Karstens-Smith and Bill Fortier.
- From CBC Edmonton, here are some of the stories behind the coverage with Briar Steward, Trevor Wilson, Rick Bremness, Terry Rieth, and Marion Warnica.
- Elise Stolte wrote about social media as “the unofficial emergency broadcast system of the Fort McMurray wildfire crisis.” Here’s another feature on the Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s Twitter account.
- If you haven’t aleady read it, don’t miss Theresa E Wells’ piece on the wildfires. She had just ended her local Fort McMurray blog called McMurray Musings a few days before the wildfires struck.
- Like many other organizations, plenty of media companies have stepped forward to offer assistance to those affected by the wildfires. For instance, Corus teamed up with the Edmonton Food Bank for #FeedTheFort and Shaw announced it will credit all Fort McMurray customers for one month of service.
- Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 ROSIE Awards. Tiny Plastic Men’s Mark Meer and Blackstone’s Jordyn White both won best performance awards.
- Here’s a Hall of Fame tribute to Patrick Cardinal presented by Rogers Imaging.
- Episode 39 of the Seen and Heard in Edmonton podcast features Nathan Terlesky, “one half of the soccer-loving duo that chats about FC Edmonton and other football-related matters on the Loyal Company of the River Valley podcast.”
- Apparently Edmontonians throw out 51,000 TVs every year. Is that because we’re all upgrading or because we’ve switched to mobile devices?
- Culinaire Magazine launched in Edmonton on Thursday evening. Liane has the scoop.
- Venture Publishing is looking for a Managing Editor “to support titles in its contract publishing division.”
- WHERE Edmonton has openings for both an editorial intern and a photography intern. May 13 is the deadline to apply for both opportunities.
- Here’s another friendly reminder to register for the Journalist Interrupted event taking place on May 26!
Premier Rachel Notley talks to reporters outside the Anzac evacuation centre, photo by Premier of Alberta
And here is some slightly less local media stuff:
- In her latest social media notes, Linda links to a great read on the importance of social media in times of crisis.
- BCE Inc. has agreed to buy Manitoba Telecom Services for $3.9 billion. MTS is the largest phone, internet, and wireless company in Manitoba. Critics say the deal will mean higher prices for consumers.
- Here is the Government of Canada’s pre-consultation questionnaire for the Strengthening Canadian Content Creation, Discovery and Export in a Digital World initiative. It will be available until May 20.
- To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017, CTV has ordered “the two-hour event broadcast CANADA IN A DAY, from Vancouver-based Screen Siren Pictures.” The show will be “comprised entirely of footage shot by Canadians across the nation on a single day later this year.” Follow @canadainaday on Twitter for updates.
- Google has announced the introduction of a new Local Source tag in Google News to help shine a light on local news reporting.
- From Gizmodo: Here’s what happened when Facebook hired some journalists.
So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!