Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- CBC Edmonton “has been found not guilty of criminal contempt for refusing to remove news stories from its website that were published before a judge ordered a publication ban.” This is in relation to a series of stories published in March 2016 about the death of a 14-year-old girl. Here’s the story about Justice Terry Clackson’s ruling.
- Congrats to Jesse Lipscombe who joins Courtney Theriault as permanent co-host of Dinner TV. Last month was Jason Strudwick‘s last on the show – he is now “daily wingman” to Jason Gregor on TSN 1260.
- Congrats to local startup SAM on powering the new AP Social Newswire which will “find, vet and verify content generated by users on social media and elsewhere.”
- Global Edmonton’s Shallima Maharaj is returning home to Ontario to join Global Toronto as a digital broadcast journalist.
- Last night was CBC Edmonton’s last show in the local control room. They’re now based out of the control room in Toronto.
- Episode 66 of the Seen and Heard in Edmonton podcast features Ben Yendall of Tales from the Hydian Way and Trina Shessel from the Northern Nerdcast.
- Karen is going to be on CBC’s Edmonton AM early Tuesday morning to talk about the Alberta Podcast Network. If you want to chat about it with her in person, don’t miss the Edmonton Podcasting Meetup coming up on May 28.
- Freedom Mobile announced it is expanding its new LTE network in both Calgary and Edmonton. The network is aiming for a full rollout by the end of 2017.
- CKUA and the National Music Centre are hosting an evening with Holger Peterson on June 1.
- Andy Michaelson died May 10th in St. Albert. He began his career at 630 CHED and also worked at CJCA Edmonton before heading west to work in Vancouver.
- Glass Buffalo Publishing is looking for an Editorial Intern. The deadline to apply is May 31.
- Postmedia is looking for a full-time, permanent Multimedia Journalist here in Edmonton to work at the Journal/Sun. The deadline to apply is June 2.
- Couple of marketing/PR jobs to mention: Top Draw is looking for a Digital Marketing Strategist, and ATB Financial is looking for a Social Media Strategist.
- The next Art of Conversation event, hosted by Rob Christie and Graham Hicks, is coming up on May 31 at Vivo Downtown.
- There’s a tribute to Jay Hamilton, aka Jungle Jay, taking place on June 28 at MKT. “All funds raised will go towards supporting Jay and assisting with ongoing costs for medical needs and care.”
Premier Rachel Notley at the Nagar Kirtan Edmonton event, photo by Premier of Alberta
And here is some slightly less local media stuff:
- This is encouraging news for independent media creators: Patreon says it now has 1 million monthly active paying patrons and 50,000 active creators. “It’s now on track to pay out $150 million to creators in 2017.”
- I really like The Wirecutter which is now owned by the New York Times, so I’m happy to see they are expanding this type of “reader-service” journalism.
- Medium is going to start offering audio versions of some of its stories for paying members. Some will be narrated by a professional voice actor, others will be narrated by the original authors themselves.
- Well look at that, “for the first time in its history, MSNBC ranked number one in both total viewers and the key adults 25-54 demographic during primetime for a full week among the big three cable news networks.”
- Roger Ailes died Thursday at 77. “He was the longtime chairman and chief executive of the Fox News Channel, building it over two decades into a politically influential juggernaut until his abrupt ouster last year amid sexual harassment allegations.”
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!
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