Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- CKUA welcomed new CEO Marc Carnes by “sitting him down & having David Ward grill him on camera”. Check out the video here.
- RTDNA Canada has announced the winners of the 2017 RTDNA Canada Network Awards. Global Edmonton won the award for Large Market National Digital Media and three other awards. CBC Edmonton won the Ron Laidlaw Award for Continuing Coverage, part of CBC News’ total haul of 44 awards. Congrats to all involved!
- Congratulations to Global Edmonton’s Gord Steinke on receiving the Governor General Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers for his dedication to the community.
- Congratulations to CTV Edmonton’s Josh Classen on receiving NAIT’s Alumni Award of Excellence. He’s the first ever to be presented with the award “to recognize his significant contributions to his profession as a meteorologist and broadcaster and his dedication to mentoring future students.”
- Here are the latest blog and podcast roundups from Seen and Heard in Edmonton.
- In case you missed it: Karen spoke about the Alberta Podcast Network on Edmonton AM.
- The Yards is holding its summer issue launch party & salon on June 22 at CKUA Radio. The theme of the event is Canada 150 and a discussion on “a narrative of Edmonton that truthfully includes the indigenous histories that we have marginalized in the past.” Tim Querengesser served as editor for the new issue.
- The deadline to apply for Glass Buffalo’s paid internship is Wednesday, May 31.
- Windspeaker.com/CFWE-FM is looking for a full-time Community News Reporter.
- The St. Albert Gazette is looking for a full-time Reporter. The deadline to apply is June 12.
- Friday is the deadline to apply for the open Multimedia Journalist position at Postmedia here in Edmonton.
- The Province has introduced $3 million in new grants to “help cover labour costs for post-production and digital media companies, particularly for new hires.” One is for Interactive Digital Media, the other is for Post-production, Digital Animation and Visual Effects. Eligible companies can apply for funding at the Alberta Media Fund site.
Alberta boosts digital media, post-production sectors, photo by Government of Alberta
And here is some slightly less local media stuff:
- Here are the four key elements of a successful fake news story, according to Ben Nimmo, information defense fellow at the international affairs think tank Atlantic Council.
- A sign of things to come? The Washington Post is using augmented reality to let audiences explore iconic buildings with their iPhone.
- Another trend to keep in mind: premium content. Britain’s The Times has launched a premium website for legal readers called The Brief. “It will cost £4 a week for new subscribers, and an additional £1 a week for existing ones.”
- From The Guardian: NYT’s publication of leaked Manchester material reveals transatlantic differences. “When it comes to making decisions about national security coverage, US journalism follows a different set of priorities.”
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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