Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- Erin Isfeld has been named co-anchor of CTV News at Six beginning Monday, October 23. She has been at CTV Edmonton since 2005.
- Good journalism really can make a difference in the world. Here’s Paula Simons with the latest on Serenity’s case.
- Grant Ainsley wrote about the local media’s coverage of the terror attacks here in Edmonton. “Twitter is great for giving you snippets of breaking news, but with a story like this, I needed more context.”
- Episode 76 of the Seen and Heard in Edmonton podcast features Sandra Sperounes and Agnes DeMarco, “the music writer and the rock-n-roll mom who shine a spotlight on creative people with their podcast, Agnes + Sandra’s Three-Way.”
- Kerry Diotte went on a bit of a rant about local journalists on Saturday night.
- Tim is looking for contributing writers for the winter edition of The Yards. Get in touch with him if you want to explore what’s best in the core!
- This year’s edition of the ATCO Edmonton Sun Christmas Charity Auction is taking place October 31 to November 2. Cam Tait is looking to collect 200 experience packages by October 25 and is up to 138 already!
- CISN Country 103.9 FM’s Yards for Hope radiothon in support of the Hope Mission blew past its goal of raising $110,000. Nice work!
- Big Brother Canada was in Edmonton last week with a casting call for the upcoming season.
- The Alberta Teachers’ Association is looking for a Communications Officer, News and Public Relations. The deadline to apply is October 18.
- A reminder that the next Edmonton Podcasting Meetup is scheduled for October 21 at Variant Edition Comics & Culture. The featured guest will be Douglas Hoyer talking about podcast music.
- Get up-to-date on all the election-related news with Taproot’s weekly election update and check out the election microsite to help get prepared for Election Day.
And here is some slightly less local media stuff:
- Forget the selfie: how portrait studios are upping everyone’s social media game.
- I was an early reader of Slashdot so I enjoyed this look back from founder Rob Malda on the site’s 20th anniversary.
- Facebook is testing a new “i” button that shows Wikipedia entries and additional related articles when they are looking at a link. It’s another effort by the company to provide greater context.
- Gather is a new project that aims to “support community-minded journalists and other engagement professionals.”
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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