Media Monday Edmonton: Update #266

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

Helping more Albertans get good jobs
Helping more Albertans get good jobs, photo by Premier of Alberta

And here is some slightly less local media stuff:

  • From Politico: The Rise of the Twitter Thread, “The compelling, incendiary literary form of the Trump era.”
  • With all the hurricane news on TV right now, the debate about dangerous stand-ups is raging. “Some critics wondered whether they are unnecessary and overly sensational spectacles” but others “insist that the visuals from the storms are essential in persuading people to take hurricane threats seriously and getting them to leave the area.” I’m not so sure.
  • Plenty of video coverage of Hurricane Irma came not from cable news, but from sites like the Washington Post. They’re staffing up and expanding their video capabilities.
  • The Guardian has a feature on The Wall Street Journal’s Trump problem. “Dozens have left the paper in the past year and interviews with current and ex-staffers show outrage over pressure from management to normalize Trump.”

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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