Media Monday Edmonton: Update #283

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

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Premier Rachel Notley news conference, photo by Premier of Alberta

And here is some slightly less local media stuff:

  • The Globe and Mail is launching a new Visual Journalism department and is looking for pitches for “ambitious, diverse visual stories from across the country.”
  • Have you seen Seth Meyers’ parody of journalism films? “Newspaper Movie” is pretty darn funny. I kept thinking of State of Play while watching it. Hilarious!
  • It’s that time of year again: Valentines for Journalists.
  • Sounds like some relatively big changes are taking place at CNN: “CNN, a key property in AT&T’s planned takeover of CNN’s parent company, Time Warner, is targeting big savings on the digital side, with as many as 50 jobs around the globe scheduled to be eliminated this week, according to people familiar with the matter, who noted the exact number could still be in flux.”

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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