Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- Corus Entertainment and the Edmonton Eskimos have agreed to a multi-year deal that will keep the Eskimos on 630 CHED through 2021. “The 2016 season is CHED’s 23rd straight season as the Eskimos flagship.”
- A fundraising campaign to save Connect2Edmonton has raised more than $8,000 so it sounds like the site will live on. Metro has the story.
- The latest episode of Avry’s Sports Show features an interview with Gene Principe. “We chewed the fat on the Oilers, his career, the changing landscape in sports media and his encounters with Michael Jordan and Wayne Gretzky.”
- Episode 44 of the Seen and Heard in Edmonton podcast features Marcia J. Hamm, the wine lover who explores her passion and makes educated but accessible recommendations on her blog, Joy of Wine.
- The Edmonton Journal/Edmonton Sun is looking for a digital editor “to help drive traffic and engagement on our website and mobile apps.” The deadline to apply is July 6.
- The Edmonton Examiner is looking for a multimedia journalist for a 12-week summer intern position.
- NAIT’s Radio and Television program has an opening for an instructor in the television stream. The opportunity is “a one-year temporary position with the possibility of extension.”
- Here’s a bit of CFRN-TV-Radio ephemera from 1957, courtesy of Vintage Edmonton.
- The July issue of Avenue Edmonton includes an advertorial feature on Global Edmonton’s Su-Ling Goh and Laurel Gregory.
- From The Journal: “The Alberta First Responders Radio Communications System (AFRRCS) will be activated July 1, allowing police, emergency medical services, fire departments and government agencies to access and communicate on the same network instead of the standalone systems they use now.”
Alberta First Responders Radio Communications System, photo by Premier of Alberta
And here is some slightly less local media stuff:
- It’s official: George Stroumboulopoulos is out and Ron MacLean is back at Hockey Night in Canada. But Strombo wasn’t the only one cut – Glenn Healy, P.J. Stock, and five others all lost their jobs too.
- In her latest social media notes, Linda highlights the focus on video from Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and of course YouTube. I love that Vine has expanded from a 6 second limit to 140 seconds.
- In his latest column, Marty Forbes shares some thoughts on the impact of digital on the media landscape.
- Canadians consider websites of major daily newspapers as the most prestigious media environments, according to the Context Matters Consumer Study, conducted by Rogers Insights in partnership with the Canadian Marketing Association (CMA), Marketing magazine and Globe Media Group.
- This is a pretty interesting read from CJR. Who owns the news consumer: Social media platforms or publishers?
- Brexit is one of those events that is perfectly suited to a roundup of newspaper front pages the day after.
So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!