Media Monday Edmonton: Update #263

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

Partial Solar Eclipse - Edmonton, Canada - August 21, 2017
Partial Solar Eclipse – Edmonton, Canada – August 21, 2017, photo by Kurt Bauschardt

And here is some slightly less local media stuff:

  • BBC World Service is adding 12 new language services to the 28 it already publishes in around the world, its biggest expansion in more than 70 years.
  • Axios reports that Steve Bannon “sees a massive opening to the right of Fox News, raising the possibility that he’s going to start a network.” For now he’s back at Breitbart.
  • GoDaddy, Google, and Cloudflare have dropped the Daily Stormer, a move which the Electronic Frontier Foundation calls “dangerous” while noting the situation is “deeply fraught with emotional, logistical, and legal twists and turns”. They’re worried about the precedent it will set, writing that “every time a company throws a vile neo-Nazi site off the Net, thousands of less visible decisions are made by companies with little oversight or transparency.”
  • Reddit has rolled out the ability to upload and view videos of up to 15 minutes in length directly on the site.

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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