Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- Jana Pruden wrote about Ruth Kelly and Venture Publishing at the Globe and Mail in a piece called The death of Wonder Woman. “Ruth’s steadfast belief that she could somehow power through it, that the business could still turn around and recover, had become unhealthy; her optimism not an asset but a trap, like a gambler desperately trying to make back money already lost.”
- This year’s edition of the ATCO Edmonton Sun Christmas Charity Auction raised $102,333.25. Nice work!
- CJSR 88.5 FM raised $107,863.52 in the latest FunDrive that wrapped up on Sunday, beating the goal of $105,000.
- Episode 77 of the Seen and Heard in Edmonton podcast features musician Doug Hoyer who was a guest at the October edition of the Edmonton Podcasting Meetup.
- Ryan Jespersen and Carrie Doll are two of the Edmontonians who will be selecting the top ten Edmonton Project ideas.
- Global Edmonton has created a 2018 charity calendar called Global News Hounds, with proceeds going to Give Me Shelter in support of Edmonton’s Women’s Shelters. Here are some behind-the-scenes photos of the calendar.
- Congratulations to CTV Edmonton’s Carla Turner who has started her maternity leave.
- CBC Edmonton is looking for a TV News Producer and a Weekend Producer. Both are full-time positions.
- The Pembina Institute is looking for a Communications Lead here in Edmonton. The deadline to apply is November 15.
- This Twitter exchange between Mark Spector and David Staples made me chuckle. The comments from everyone else are great too.
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.”
So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!
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