Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- Charles Adler interviewed 630 CHED’s Bob Layton. “Layton the Legend”, he tweeted.
- Jason Roberts, formerly of up! 99.3 FM, has announced he is joining 100.3 The Bear FM. His first day on-air will be August 14.
- We’re writing an election roundup at Taproot Edmonton regularly from now until the election in October. Here’s the last edition, and we’ll send a new one this week. You can sign up for our mailing list here to get it delivered to your inbox.
- Happy birthday to Grant Ainsley! He used the opportunity to reflect on local media growing up in the 1960s and 1970s.
- The latest Seen and Heard in Edmonton newsletter clarifies how the popular blog and podcast fits in with the new Alberta Podcast Network. “I’ve been the public face of both Seen and Heard in Edmonton and the Alberta Podcast Network, and it might be helpful to understand what each is for and where they differ and converge,” Karen wrote.
- Here’s a tip from Tom Braid: former Edmonton Sun editor Gary Poignant has released a self-published book called 11-21-83 which explores the unsolved deaths of Murray Sparrow and Kathy Gilligan. He wrote about the case in the Sun back in 2014.
- Congratulations to Colleen Murray on being named one of the top 100 genealogy blogs by Feedspot!
- InHouse, an infill division of the Beaverbrook Group of Companies, is looking for a Social Media and Marketing Coordinator.
And here is some slightly less local media stuff:
- Tweet of the year contender from The Beaverton in commenting on the new hosts of The National: “CBC splits single white man’s salary between two women, two minorities”. Here’s the story.
- Here’s a great feature on Patreon, a platform that allows you to support independent creators.
- Netflix has made its first acquisition, buying comic publisher Millarworld, the company founded by Mark Millar.
- BuzzFeed News is launching a new morning show on Twitter later this year. It’s a bit of an experiment for both BuzzFeed and Twitter.
- Columbia Journalism School is launching a new master of science degree in data journalism. It will be aimed at students who want “practical, hands-on training essential to producing deeply reported data-driven stories.”
So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!
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