Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- Congratulations to Omar Mouallem and Jana Pruden on their National Magazine Award nominations! “Edmonton freelance writer Omar Mouallem leads all creators with 4 nominations for 4 different stories published in 4 magazines (Avenue, Hazlitt, Sharp, University Affairs),” they wrote.
- Omar and Damian Asher will be at Chapters in West Edmonton Mall on Tuesday, May 9 to discuss their new book on the Fort McMurray wildfires.
- In the latest Edmonton Quotient newsletter, Jeff highlighted the power of investing in independents. “We can now directly fund journalism, criticism, publishing, podcasts and whatever comes next,” he wrote.
- Global Edmonton’s Kevin Karius was doing a live-hit from Ford Hall at Rogers Place when the Oilers scored the winning goal in overtime of Game 5! Awesome. Here’s more on this from NHL.com.
- 630 CHED’s play-by-play announcer Jack Michaels hollered the word “overtime” for six seconds after that goal was scored!
- Karen Unland will be speaking at PodSummit in Calgary about how to build a podcast network.
- Marty Forbes is launching a podcast called Media in YEG in which he will “chat with some of the leading broadcasters and journalists in Edmonton about their careers and lives in media.” Sounds great!
- Here are the latest blog and podcast roundups from Seen and Heard in Edmonton.
- The Bonnyville Nouvelle and Lakeland Regional is looking for a general assignment Reporter/Photographer.
- The TELUS World of Science is looking for a Digital Marketing Specialist.
- The Writing Stick is a conference that will “foster conversations on editing and publishing Indigenous stories and writers.” It takes place June 8-10 at the University of Alberta.
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And here is some slightly less local media stuff:
- From The Atlantic: Yahoo’s Demise Is a Death Knell for Digital News Orgs
- Sounds like the FTC is starting to crack down on celebrities posting sponsored items on Instagram. It’s not enough to use #sp nor is it okay to put the #sponsored hashtag right at the end.
- “The shift from advertising to subscription models is a revolutionary moment for our craft,” writes David Skok.
- Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is launching a crowd-funded news platform called Wikitribune that will attempt to combat fake news with volunteer fact checking.
- Reuters has launched a new initiative called Backstory that aims to provide more transparency around its reporting process.
So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!
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