Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- Avenue Edmonton is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the September 2016 issue. “Publisher Orville Chubb and associate publisher Trudy Callaghan remember how one conversation led to bringing this magazine to print in 2006.”
- The Edmonton Broadcasters Club fall luncheon takes place on October 12 and will feature Dave Cutler.
- Marina Endicott is MacEwan University’s 24th writer in residence. “Starting September 12, Marina will be on campus to share her experiences and knowledge, give readings, help other writers and work on a major project of her own.”
- Edmontonian Tracy LaRose was featured in a recent episode of HGTV’s Tiny House Hunters.
- From Vintage Edmonton, here’s a John Berry weather forecast on CFRN TV from October 1991.
- Episode 49 of the Seen and Heard in Edmonton podcast features Jim Bilodeau, “a NAIT instructor with a passion to help artists make money online, and the man behind The Museum Project.”
- Hannah of Honey & Betts has a roundup of some of Edmonton’s top fashion bloggers.
- The latest episode of Matt Cundill’s podcast features 100.3 The Bear’s Yukon Jack and “his story of bringing a recently emigrated Nigerian family who fled the Fort Mac flames last May.”
- Avenue Edmonton is looking for an editorial intern for a paid six-month term, beginning October 1. The deadline to apply is September 14.
- The Radisson Hotel and Convention Centre is looking for a full-time Social Media Coordinator.
- CBC Edmonton is looking for a Reporter-Editor to work in radio. The deadline to apply is September 18.
- Marty Forbes reports that Ursula Phillips, who has “spent the last few decades at CTV Edmonton”, is the new VP Marketing at the TELUS World of Science. Congrats!
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.
So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!