Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- February 28 was Ken Regan’s final day at CKUA. He’s retiring after 18 years leading the organization as CEO. Check the post for a great collection of memories from his time at CKUA.
- Marty Forbes has the latest on local media community efforts. He also caught up with Ken Regan and asked him what’s next: “Honestly, a short break just to breathe a bit and then I’ll be looking for a new adventure and opportunity to make a contribution to something I can be passionate about – hopefully in the realm of arts and culture.”
- The Edmonton Community Foundation is collaborating with LitFest and Eighteen Bridges magazine on an anthology and salon series to mark Canada’s sesquicentennial. The project will feature 12 writers including Paula Simons, Anna Marie Sewell, Lynn Coady, and well-known Edmontonians.
- WHERE Magazine editor Matthew Stepanic was on Global Edmonton recently to discuss the new issue.
- Episode 61 of the Seen and Heard in Edmonton podcast features “Lauren Dary, an Edmonton photographer and one-half of the team behind That’s So Maven, a podcast by, for and about female entrepreneurs.”
- Capital Ideas says that podcasts “are a growing source of information and inspiration for many business owners” and is asking for suggestions on podcasts that help you become a better entrepreneur.
- Metro Edmonton is looking for freelancers for April.
- More bad press for the Edmonton Catholic School Board: Catholic school chair censures trustee for speaking to media over contract vote.
- The Rotary Roast of Rob Christie takes place at the River Cree Resort on Wednesday evening. The event will be emceed by Bruce Bowie and Sean Burke.
- The iMEDIA Social Media Conference takes place on Friday and Saturday this week at the Robbins Health Learning Centre.
- If you liked our latest Taproot Edmonton story on 104 Street, we would love for you to become a member to help us put even more great stories about our city into the world.
Mayor Don Iveson speaks to the media Ambrose Place
And here is some slightly less local media stuff:
- Radioplayer Canada is a new app that features more than 400 Canadian radio stations. You can learn more in this article. The app is a partnership between CBC, Corus, Harvard Broadcasting, NewCap, Rogers, and a dozen or so other companies. The only one missing is Bell Media.
- Steven Spielberg will direct a new movie called The Post featuring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep centered on the Washington Post’s publication of the 1971 Pentagon Papers.
- From the New York Times Magazine: Why the Internet Didn’t Kill Zines.
- BioWare’s Aaryn Flynn is calling on the provincial government to provide a tax credit to keep talented game developers here in Alberta.
The New York Times is revamping its A2 and A3 pages and will start to use the space to highlight some of their reporters’ activity on Twitter.
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!