Media Monday Edmonton: Update #265

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

Fort Edmonton Park
Inside the Edmonton Bulletin building at Fort Edmonton Park

And here is some slightly less local media stuff:

  • Marc Edge, author of The News We Deserve: The Transformation of Canada’s Media Landscape, wrote in The Tyee that the “Netflix tax” is a misnomer used to smear a great idea.
  • Also in The Tyee, Peter Menzies writes that “an ad-free, better-funded CBC that shares its reporting could help keep local journalism alive” here in Canada.
  • ProPublica has created a Facebook Messenger bot to collect stories from readers about hate speech. They hope it might also double as “another form of storytelling.”‘
  • Jack Shafer writes in Politico that the op-ed pages in the New York Times have returned to their roots, when “the whole idea was to trigger reader insurrections with outrageous views.”

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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