Media Monday Edmonton: Update #287

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

Red Bull Crashed Ice 2018 - Edmonton
Red Bull Crashed Ice 2018, photo by IQRemix

And here is some slightly less local media stuff:

  • Farhad Manjoo, writing in the New York Times, took two months off from digital media and read news only in printed newspapers. Predictably, he says that getting a physical newspaper is pretty great. “I know what you’re thinking: Listening to a Times writer extol the virtues of print is like taking breakfast suggestions from Count Chocula.” On the other hand, I really do like his Michael Pollan-inspired news diet: “Get news. Not too quickly. Avoid social.”
  • Apple has acquired Texture, the virtual magazine newstand. “Apple is acquiring the full company, including employees, and the deal is expected to close very soon.” No word on the price tag. “Financial terms of this deal are not being revealed, and Texture has never disclosed its valuation.”
  • National Geographic asked “a preeminent historian” to audit its archives for the special issue called The Race Issue. “It hurts to share the appalling stories from the magazine’s past. But when we decided to devote our April magazine to the topic of race, we thought we should examine our own history before turning our reportorial gaze to others.”

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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