Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- We have launched the first version of the Story Garden at Taproot Edmonton! You can read about it in our latest newsletter. The Story Garden “is where members will seed ideas by asking questions, and cultivate other members’ ideas by expressing their level of curiosity and perhaps commenting with a direction or source to pursue.” We’re pretty excited to build on this now!
- Episode 10 of That’s So Maven features Karen Unland talking about Taproot, Seen and Heard, Capital Ideas, and many other interesting things!
- Episode 48 of the Seen and Heard in Edmonton podcast features Ben Yendall, “the storytelling, community-building co-host of Tales from the Hydian Way, a podcast about a role-playing game set in the Star Wars universe.”
- I should have mentioned last month the departure of senior assignment editor Kory Siegers from Global Edmonton. Thanks to Kerry for the tip.
- Last week 630 CHED was briefly off the air, which isn’t normally worth mentioning except that the responses to Ryan Jespersen’s tweet are pretty funny. Great example of the kind of social media we like to see!
- The lineup for the 2016 Edmonton Comedy Festival has been released! The 2016 Media Challenge features Dave Breakenridge (Edmonton Sun), Eileen Bell (630 CHED), Nancy Carlson (Global Edmonton), and Trent Wilkie (VUE Weekly), among others. It takes place October 5.
- Here’s a flashback to CJCA’s Bill and Bill Show, featuring Bill Matheson and Bill Jackson. It ran from 1976 to 1992 on 930 CJCA.
- Edmonton-born director Arthur Hiller died of natural causes last week at the age of 92. “He attended Victoria High School, where he was classmates with Leslie Nielsen.”
- Vintage Edmonton found an issue of Canadian Utilities Limited Home Service Magazine from 1950!
- If you manage to read this in the next 90 minutes, you still have time to vote for your favorite media personalities in Vue Weekly’s Best of Edmonton 2016.
102.3 FM Now! Radio’s trucksicle, photo by jasonwoodhead23
And here is some slightly less local media stuff:
- In her latest social media notes, Linda shares the news about Facebook’s new app Lifestage.
- From Tristin Hopper, here’s a journalist hate mail bingo card. LOL at “email is from a shared couple’s address (firstname.lastname@example.org)”.
- Aireum aims to preserve Canada’s broadcasting history. Here’s a feature on the effort.
- The New York Times is shutting down its NYT Now app starting next week, apparently because the main NYT platforms have incorporated “all its pioneering innovations”.
- And you thought your job was hard!
- Applications are now open for the Aboriginal Investigative Journalism Fellowship. The deadline to apply is September 18, 2016.
You can follow Edmonton media news on Twitter using the hashtag #yegmedia. For a great overview of the global media landscape, check out Mediagazer.
So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!