Media Monday Edmonton: Update #280

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

Ryan Jespersen
Ryan Jespersen hosted the 2018 EEDC Impact Luncheon, photo by EEDC

And here is some slightly less local media stuff:

  • Corus Radio is launching a new late-night national talk show called The Shift with Drex. Hosted by Justin “Drex” Wilcomes, the show launches January 22.
  • According to new research from NPR and Edison Research, one in six Americans now own a smart speaker. “30 percent of smart speaker owner said the device is replacing time spent with TV. They’re also listening to more audio (71% are), including news and talk radio or podcasts.”
  • After Trump described a bunch of countries as “shithole” countries, media organizations had to decide whether to use the word or not. “What mattered much more was what Trump’s words really meant, and what the responsibilities of journalists were in conveying that meaning in some sensible way,” wrote Margaret Sullivan.
  • The Guardian has redesigned its website and apps “for our global readership online – to create a beautiful new design that works for readers across mobile, apps and desktop.” Looks good!

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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