Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- Wednesday was Otiena Ellwand’s last day at the Edmonton Journal. She confirmed she is leaving to “pursue an adventure abroad.” Best of luck Otiena!
- Global Edmonton news director Michael Fulmes is off to Saskatchewan after more than 10 years with the station. Here’s an interview I did with Michael back in 2014.
- Here’s a clip of Dan Tencer, Karen Unland, and Tristin Hopper on Alberta Primetime discussing the rebuild in Fort McMurray and other recent stories.
- Maria Orydzuk has some great photos of Gary James as he heads into retirement after 37 years.
- Here are the latest blog and podcast roundups from Seen and Heard in Edmonton.
- GigCity announced that Colin Maclean, Mel Priestley, and others are reviewing Fringe plays this year,
with a goal of reviewing of all 200+ shows. “Think of GigCity as a lifeboat,” they wrote, commenting on the recent changes in local media.
- Here are reviews of Fringe show Radio Star from the Edmonton Journal and After the House Lights. It’s a 1940s detective radio play.
- Capital Ideas and ATB Financial have teamed up for an event called The Art of Business featuring Marty Chan, Holger Petersen, and Annie Dugan.
- The Terra Centre is looking for a Communications Coordinator.
- The University of Alberta’s Faculty of ALES is looking for a Director of Communications.
- Edmonton-born YouTube star Mike Tompkins has made waves with a music video in support of Hillary Clinton.
Throwback to the Edmonton Bulletin, photo by Bill Burris
And here is some slightly less local media stuff:
- Via Marty Forbes, here is an interesting slide on the shift in media consumption by generation.
- Arianna Huffington announced this week that she is stepping down from the company she co-founded 11 years ago.
- Perhaps Donald Trump’s favorite adversary is the media and he has “increasingly organized his general-election effort around antagonizing the press.”
- Anil Dash has written about the lost infrastructure of social media. As someone who has been blogging for nearly 13 years now, I can certainly see where he’s coming from.
- Here are the Q1 2016 results for newspapers and magazines from Vividata.
- Are alt-weeklies in Canada nearing their end? Now Magazine in Toronto has run into issues, and there was an exodus recently at Vue Weekly here in Edmonton.
So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!