Media Monday Edmonton: Update #259

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

Canada Day 2017 - Edmonton
Canada Day 2017, photo by IQRemix

And here is some slightly less local media stuff:

  • After 25 years at the station, Gord Gillies is moving from Global Calgary to News Talk 770 to host a new show launching on August 14. “A new co-anchor for Global News Hour at 6 will be announced in the coming weeks.” Imagine if Gord Steinke moved over to 630 CHED.
  • Postmedia reported its 3rd quarter results last week. “Revenue for the quarter was $194.0 million as compared to $218.3 million in the prior year, a decrease of $24.3 million (11.1%).” The company will “continue to identify and undertake ongoing cost reduction initiatives in an effort to address revenue declination in the legacy print business.”
  • Here’s a tweetstorm from ProPublica demonstrating how community participation led to a big story about Donald Trump and his son Eric Trump.
  • The Atlantic is making a bigger bet on niche media with a revamped CityLab. The new site is “designed to better reflect CityLab’s increased understanding of its core audience of urban decision makers and influencers.”
  • The New York Times interviewed Jay Leno about The Tonight Show and the “challenges of being a political joke-teller in a polarized environment.”

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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You can see past Media Monday Edmonton entries here.

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