Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- Here’s an update from Movember on John Sexsmith. “I haven’t lost my positive attitude,” he says in the video.
- Former Edmonton Journal sports writer Joanne Ireland has a new book on the Edmonton Oilers called 100 Things Oilers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die. She was interviewed by Global Edmonton about it!
- Cam Tait has a recap of Kelly Hrudey’s recent visit to Audrey’s Books here in Edmonton to discuss his new book Calling the Shots.
- Here is Chris Scheetz, Matt DeBeurs, Jacqueline Sweeney, Quinn Ohler, and Kent Morrison representing Corus at the rodeo. Great photo!
- CBC Edmonton is looking for a Producer to join its Radio Current Affairs team here in Edmonton.
- Congrats to Linda Hoang and Tyler Jack Butler on the one year anniversary of their podcast, Don’t Call Me a Guru.
- The Alberta Podcast Network is now up to 21 members with the addition of 5 more podcasts.
- Here’s a feature on how the City of Edmonton is using podcasts for recruitment. “Deputy city managers and city councillors have all recorded podcasts to help recruit top talent.”
- Buried in the middle of Don Braid’s column about the strange resignation of Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark, there’s this: “Thus began a movement to join the Alberta Party, build it, and — for some — find somebody fresh and new to lead it. One person often mentioned is Ryan Jespersen, the host of a popular talk-radio show with 630 CHED in Edmonton.”
- Two years ago, 92.5 Fresh FM and 96.3 Capital FM both switched to Christmas music on the same day, November 13. Last year, Fresh FM got the jump making the switch on November 12. This year, it’s Capital FM that made the switch early, going all-Christmas-all-the-time on November 7! Fresh FM has teased its own change is coming “very soon”.
- The Shaw Fire Log, another media staple at this time of year, should be back by the end of the month. Apparently it is “the most watched channel over December” beating even the Weather network.
- The Christmas Bureau is launching its 2017 campaign on Tuesday with the annual Gingerbread House Decorating Challenge, “a long-standing tradition with the Edmonton charity’s media partners.” This year the Christmas Bureau will be providing assistance to over 60,000 Edmontonians.
Service of Remembrance at the Alberta Legislature, photo by Premier of Alberta
And here is some slightly less local media stuff:
- Twitter has expanded the character limit for tweets to 280 characters.
- From the Membership Puzzle Project: Why supporters pay for journalism (hint: it’s not about exclusive access).
- Amazon has given a new “Lord of the Rings” TV series a multi-season production commitment. Amazon is apparently also developing a freemium version of Prime Video.
- Ugh. Hannity Fans Destroy Keurig Coffee Makers After Company Pulls Advertising: “It was the second time this year that Mr. Hannity has faced the threat of an advertiser exodus of the type that helped cement Bill O’Reilly’s exit from Fox News. But this time, Mr. Hannity’s online supporters fought back in numbers against the advertisers — even, in some cases, destroying their coffee makers.”
So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!
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