Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- There’s still time to register for Journalist Interrupted on Thursday evening! Brian Gorman will moderate a panel featuring Jorge Barrera, Linda Solomon Wood, Kelly Toughill, and Karen Unland. “Whether you are a working journalist, a former journalist, a blogger, a podcaster, a student, a communications pro or simply a citizen interested in how to create an informed public, you will come away with a better understanding of the current challenges and new ways to imagine what comes next.” There’s even a Twitter account!
- Karen Unland was on Dinner TV recently talking about changes to the media landscape and what happens to journalism as a result. She gives a preview of the panel too.
- Edmonton is going to be full of journalists this week, with the Canadian Association of Journalists’ annual national conference taking place from May 27-28.
- Also taking place this week is the 2016 National Conference, “co-hosted by Newspapers Canada, the Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association (AWNA) and the Association de la presse francophone (APF).”
- Here is the final Dress Me Dearly post. The fashion blog has been a staple in Edmonton since 2009. As previously noted, Janis is now going to focus on her PR agency Publicity Room. She’ll also do some freelance writing on the side. Congrats and best wishes Janis!
- NAIT’s techlife magazine featured Meg Morrison, Liam Johnson, Tyson Dolynny, Brandon Rhiness, and Su-Ling Goh, all graduates of the Radio and Television program.
- Here is Michael Hingston’s final book review for the Journal. He wrote at the end: “After some four years on the job as the Journal’s books columnist, I’ve decided to step away from the position as of, well, today. This was my last one! I’m off to focus on other kinds of writing. If you’re so inclined, you can always reach me through the below-noted channels. Thanks for reading.” You can follow him on Twitter here.
- Great photo of the CTV Morning Live crew saying farewell to Kim Wynn, who is off to CTV Vancouver.
- Haven’t been able to find anything else on this yet, but Marty Forbes reports that Dave Simmons, a former DJ with 630 CHED, has passed away.
- Metro Edmonton is looking for both a Reporter/Photographer and a Digital Sales Specialist.
- Clothes But Not Quite is planning a return to regular blogging starting June 1! Joelle’s blog went on hiatus back in 2014 while she dealt with a recurring medical condition. Glad to have you back!
- Local photographer Melissa Trotter is getting quite a bit of attention for her striking photo called “Blood Dress”.
- Seen and Heard in Edmonton is on break this week, but here is the latest blog roundup and the latest podcast roundup. Lots to explore!
Premier Rachel Notley meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the Provincial Operations Centre in Edmonton on May 13, 2016. Photo by Premier of Alberta.
And here is some slightly less local media stuff:
- In her latest social media notes, Linda highlights that Reddit will now make it easier to embed posts around the web. The front page of the Internet, everywhere!
- FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said that the TV business us at a “make or break” point last week at INTX, an “annual event held by the National Cable and Telecommunications Association.”
- Here’s Margaret Sullivan in the Washington Post: “I’m especially drawn to the need for journalism that is transparent, honest, aggressive and deep, using all the new tools and with a great sense of openness on how to present the work to an ever-more-digital audience.”
- BuzzFeed is building a new team to experiment with news video. “In the same way that BuzzFeed started out focused on lighter content like listicles and then moved into narrative and investigative journalism, the company is taking steps to insert more news into its video operations.”
- Talk about a winning deal: starting in September, “Netflix will become the exclusive U.S. pay-TV home of the latest films from Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar.”
So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!