Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- The Worst Show Ever is 100.3 The Bear FM’s new morning show featuring Scott McCord and Yukon Jack. It launches Tuesday, July 4 at 5:30am and Gig City has a preview.
- Here’s a recap of Part 1 of our Taproot Live event that focused on urban planning wishes! We’re aiming to publish part 2 this week.
- Edmonton Journal editor-in-chief Mark Iype shared his family’s Canadian story to help mark Canada 150.
- Episode 69 of the Seen and Heard in Edmonton podcast features Scott and Amy Fralick, “the smart and creative couple who are chronicling their adventure with pregnancy later in life on their new podcast, 40 & Knocked Up!” Scott is a broadcast journalist at CITY-TV.
- Steve Faguy reports that the CRTC has approved Bell Media’s request to shutdown CFRN-TV-11 in Jasper, a transmitter for CTV Edmonton.
- The 26th annual Kevin Karius Easter Seals Celebrity Golf Classic is coming up on Wednesday in support of the Easter Seals of Alberta and features a number of local media personalities. “To date, almost $1.5 million dollars has been raised through this event and the fundraising continues for people living with a disability.”
- Someone stole Smokehouse BBQ’s food truck but thanks to social media it was found and returned early Sunday! The thieves stole food, drinks, and the debit card machine from the truck.
- The Sherwood Park News is looking for a multimedia journalist. The deadline to apply is July 7.
- Rogers is looking for a video journalist as it gears up to expand Citytv news programming across the country.
- Watch out for birds in the newsroom!
- Maybe find-and-replace doesn’t work so well when there are line-breaks?
- I enjoyed listening to Jeff Samsonow and Karen Unland at the ATB Entrepreneur Centre’s Speakeasy last week! They shared their journeys as media entrepreneurs, and agreed that a story should be widely seen in order to do the most good possible.
And here is some slightly less local media stuff:
- Shannon Rupp tackles the idea of supporting newspapers in Canada with public funds in a new essay at The Tyee. “Surprisingly, the public seems largely unconcerned about subsidizing the rich,” she wrote.
- Was the social media reaction to Prime Minister Trudeau’s gaffe in forgetting to mention Alberta in his speech a bit over the top?
- Shaw said on Wednesday that it added 13,000 cable subscribers from March through May, the first net increase since the end of its fiscal year in 2010. “Shaw also attracted 21,000 new Internet customers in the third quarter,” the Globe and Mail reported.
- Bruce Buffalo is taking matters into his own hands in Maskwacis, Alberta and has setup two rooftop antennas to help make internet access for the community more affordable.
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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