Trick or treat! Apparently the earliest reference of that term can be found in an 89-year-old newspaper clipping out of Blackie, Alberta.
Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- The ATCO Edmonton Sun Christmas Charity Auction runs from November 1-3 this week. As always, there are a large number of local media personalities that have supported the auction. Lots of great packages to bid on!
- CKUA managed to raise $639,251 in its fall fundraiser that wrapped up yesterday. “Not only did we reach our fundraising goal, but we broke records for the highest number of donors during a campaign: 4300. And we beat out new donor goal with 1133 new additions to the CKUA family is.”
- Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Denny Thomas ruled last week that TV cameras would not be allowed in the courtrom today for the mistrial decision in the Travis Vader case. He suggested that the September 15 decision was much more scripted and that the uncertainty of this latest decision made it inappropriate to allow the media to livestream it.
- CJSR’s FunDrive runs from October 28 to November 5. Last year they raised just over $100,000.
- Karen and I were thrilled that former Edmontonian Trish Audette-Longo wrote about Taproot Edmonton for J-Source.
- Ryan Tumilty updated his followers to say that Jeremy Simes is taking over for him at Metro Edmonton. Jeremy was most recently working at Metro Calgary (since June 2015).
- CTV Edmonton’s Daryl McIntyre recently celebrated a birthday and marked 30 years with CFRN/CTV this month along with John Hanson and Galen McDougall. Congratulations to all!
- CBC Edmonton’s Travis McEwan dressed up as Elmo today and quickly realized he was the only one in the office to wear a costume. He wasn’t alone though – hundreds tweeted their support and stories of similar situations at their own workplaces!
- Here is the fifth and latest edition of Top Edmonton Instagram Users to Follow from Linda.
- 88.1 The One in Parkland County is looking for an on-air performer for the midday show out in Stony Plain.
- Friday is the deadline to apply for the Editor/Reporter position at The Western Producer.
- A man has been charged in relation to an online threat made against MacEwan University on social media last week.
- Here’s a recap of the last Capital Ideas event. The next event is scheduled for Wednesday, November 16.
Premier Rachel Notley visits Fort McMurray during wildfire recovery, photo by Premier of Alberta
And here is some slightly less local media stuff:
- The latest CRTC report says “Canadians are consuming more audio and video content on digital media and over devices connected to the Internet.” You can read the full 2016 Communications Monitoring Report here.
- This is an interesting new development in Boston: the Globe has teamed up with three non-profits to fund a 10-month classical music critic.
- Pocket has started to highlught what people are saving through its new Explore page. I honestly thought they did this already with the Recommended tab, but this is great! Lots of opportunity with this feature.
- Those little ads that appear under web articles with eye-catching photos and clickbaity headlines could soon be less common as publishers like Slate and The New Yorker are removing them. Good riddance.
- From CBC: The “Drunk Teacher” saga is a cautionary tale for the social media age.
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!