Media Monday Edmonton: Update #219

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

2016 Municipal Census
The media room at City Hall

And here is some slightly less local media stuff:

  • CBC’s Peter Mansbridge will retire from The National next summer after anchoring special Canada Day coverage celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary. “Mansbridge’s storied career has spanned nearly five decades, including 28 years at the helm of the desk as anchor and chief correspondent.”
  • CTV’s Canada In A Day takes place on September 10. They are encouraging Canadians to “grab their cameras or smartphones and film their lives.” The footage will be used in a film to be aired as part of Canada’s 150th anniversary next year.
  • John Doyle in the Globe and Mail discussing CRTC’s recent decision on Canadian content: “To make Canadians care there needs to be an example of a much-loved show that would not have been funded and made under the new system.”
  • The Newspaper Association of America is renaming itself the News Media Alliance. Writes the NY Times: “There is one obvious reason behind the change: The number of newspapers continues to drop, which has a way of depressing the association’s membership.”
  • Margaret Sullivan argues in the Washington Post that “news organizations should fix online comments rather than ditch them.” She says there’s value there that can’t be replicated on social media.
  • Although the number of full-time editorial cartoonists is dwindling, “the narrative of decline excludes a whole host of people stretching the form online in ways that weren’t possible just a few years ago.” The future looks bright for the editorial cartoon.

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!

You can see past Media Monday Edmonton entries here.

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