Media Monday Edmonton: Update #272

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

Red FM Radiothon
Premier Rachel Notley participates in the 4th annual radiothon held by RedFM in Calgary, photo by Premier of Alberta

And here is some slightly less local media stuff:

  • Linda updated her social media frame Halloween costume again this year, this time paying tribute to Vine.
  • From AudienceInsights, here’s The Canadian Podcast Listener – a Landscape Study. The survey found that “nearly 10 million Canadian adults have listened to podcasts in the past year.”
  • CBC’s revamped The National debuted tonight. Here’s a look behind-the-scenes.
  • Big news today: 21st Century Fox has been holding talks to sell most of the company to Disney! My first thought? X-Men and Fantastic Four in the Marvel Cinematic Universe! Of course the deal, which is apparently no longer on the table, would really be about Disney gearing up to better compete with Netflix and Amazon.
  • Slate has a nice feature on breaking news push alerts from the New York Times and Washington Post since Trump was elected. “Something happened to the news this year. It wasn’t only Trump. It was the convergence of Trump and technology and the media landscape, with the invigorated news giants and hungry digital outlets duking it out for our bloodshot eyeballs.”

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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