Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- Greyson Knutson was one of the local victims of Bell Media’s latest cuts. “After agonizing for an entire week as to whether or not I was going to stay with CTV, I have decided to walk away,” he wrote.
- Omar Mouallem has been working on a new book called Inside the Inferno with Fort McMurray fire captain Damian Asher about last year’s devastating wildfires. It goes on sale May 2 and is available for preorder now.
- Marty Klinkenberg’s book The McDavid Effect: Connor McDavid and the New Hope for Hockey is one of the shortlisted nominees for the 2017 Alberta Literary Awards.
- The Edmonton Broadcaster Club’s Spring Luncheon takes place on Wednesday and features 630 CHED’s Bob Layton.
- Jonny Wakefield is one of the newest reporters at Postmedia here in Edmonton. He was most recently at the Dawson Creek Mirror.
- Mitch Goldenberg is moving from the Spruce Grove Examiner/Stony Plain Reporter to work for Postmedia in Edmonton at the Journal/Sun/Examiner. “I hit the jackpot landing my first full-time job in such a bustling, welcoming community,” he wrote.
- Here are the latest blog and podcast roundups from Seen and Heard in Edmonton.
- Cam Tait reflects on three years of writing Tait on Eight. “Deep down I had always wanted to work for the Sun because of my newspaper mentor and hero, Paul Rimstead,” he wrote.
- More than $9,000 was raised to support the Alberta Cancer Foundation at Global Edmonton’s fourth annual wardrobe sale on the weekend. Any clothes not sold “will be donated to women’s shelters around Edmonton.”
- The Alberta Music Project showcases music videos from Alberta on Shaw TV.
- Here is Media Mag’s April 2017 newsletter.
- Apparently April 4 was National Hug a News Person Day? Global Edmonton didn’t miss it.
Successful school nutrition program going provincewide, photo by Premier of Alberta
And here is some slightly less local media stuff:
- Postmedia says additional cuts are on the way after posting a 13.5% drop in revenue in its latest quarterly financial report. “We must continue to work towards a cost structure that reflects the revenue reality that we face,” said CEO Paul Godfrey. This is despite reaching the previously announced 20% salary cost reduction target.
- Elizabeth Renzetti wrote in the Globe and Mail that when local news outlets shutter due to cuts, we all lose.
- Here are the winners of the 2017 Pulitzer Prizes.
- Vassey Kapelos has taken over The West Block, which Global calls “Canada’s #1 Sunday political TV show”.
- Dave Winer wrote last week about a home for news on the open web. “I know I can’t convince journalism to give up on getting the tech industry to make it easy for them, so I’m pitching a different idea,” he wrote. “Have a backup plan, in case it doesn’t work out with Facebook.”
- Here is the full TV schedule for the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
- That feeling when you’re caught daydreaming at work!
So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!