Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- The Wanderer is running an Alberta BoostR campaign to launch a print publication. “To celebrate our five-year anniversary, we are publishing our FIRST-EVER print publication! This magazine will not only celebrate The Wanderer, but also Edmonton as a whole.” They have raised $575 of the $7,500 goal so far.
- Greg Shannon starts alongside Stella Stevens on CFCW’s morning show tomorrow!
- The Yards Magazine is hosting its Spring 2018 Salon & AGM on Thursday at CKUA. The event features writer Danielle Paradis hosting a panel on Women in the Core.
- iMEDIA is back again at MacEwan Univeristy on March 9 and 10. You can learn more about the social media marketing conference here.
- The Province plans to begin broadcasting its new TV channel called Legislature TV on March 8.
- The Alberta Podcast Network presents Doug Hoyer Band & Strings on March 17 at CKUA. It will be “an evening of music and whimsy in celebration of the fans of Alberta-made podcasts!”
- Here is the latest roundup of local podcasts from the Alberta Podcast Network.
- Bell Media’s 104.9 Virgin Radio is looking for an Afternoon Drive Announcer. The deadline to apply is March 8.
- CBC Edmonton is looking for a new host for Radio Active. “As the Host of Radio Active, you will be an editorial leader, helping shape the content and format of the stories the show delivers to its audience.”
- From earlier this month, here’s a CBC feature on GRadio, “an internet radio station dedicated to the city’s local music scene.” It was started by Jeff Williams “in part to his disdain for FM radio stations.”
- Here is Zoe Todd on the media’s approach to Indigenous people. “The way Indigenous people are expected to perform our grief for mainstream Canadian media is EXTRACTIVE.”
- From Vintage Edmonton, here’s an old newspaper ad for a series of radio talks on CJCA in 1928.
Premier Notley at the Alberta Pipe Trades College, photo by Premier of Alberta
And here is some slightly less local media stuff:
- Rebel Media has teamed up with Wells Asset Management to launch an RRSP fund “geared toward Canadians who want to invest in the highly controversial and conservative online news site.”
- From The Outline: Surveying the past, present, and future of marijuana journalism.
- Variety reports that CBS is launching free 24-hour sports streaming site called CBS Sports HQ.
- The next billion users are the future of the internet, writes Google’s Caesar Sengupta.
So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!
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