Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- Friday was Portia Clark’s last day behind the microphone on CBC Edmonton’s Radio Active. “The Radio Active crew went behind Clark’s back, collecting goodbye messages from columnists she has worked with over the years and roping in other columnists to share tips and advice for her new adventure out east.” Best of luck!
- Ted Bauer announced on Twitter that Thursday was his last day at Global Edmonton. “I will be announcing future plans shortly,” he tweeted, saying he was staying in Edmonton. He has been with the station since October 2005.
- Postmedia sports columnist Terry Jones is among those being inducted into the Edmonton Hall of Fame this year. Congrats!
- CBC Edmonton, by virtue of being at cbc.ca, has rolled out its redesign that has been in beta for the last few months. “Editorially, our content output is not changing.”
- Episode 87 of the That’s so Maven podcast features Kari Skelton talking about her journey from broadcaster to blogger.
- Episode 32 of Shane Fennessey’s City of Champions podcast features Josh Miller, the first CEO of the Edmonton Screen Industries Office.
- Here is the latest Alberta Podcast Network roundup.
- Postmedia is looking for a Multimedia Journalist to join the Journal/Sun newsroom. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 2.
- CJSR is looking for a part-time News Coordinator. The deadline to apply is March 28.
- Metro Edmonton is looking for a Reporter/Photographer. The deadline to apply is April 20.
- The National Post is looking for an Alberta Correspondent, based in either Calgary or Edmonton. The deadline to apply is April 20.
- Gary Slaight was presented with the 2018 Humanitarian Award at the JUNOs on the weekend. He was born in Edmonton, notes Marty Forbes.
- King Bridge Studios and the King Motion Picture Corporation apparently want to repurpose the Coliseum as a sound stage.
Improve transit in Edmonton metro region, photo by Government of Alberta
And here is some slightly less local media stuff:
- Gerry Forbes will hang up his headphones at CJAY92 in Calgary this week. “My father was a broadcaster and one of the best at radio station 630 CHED in Edmonton. I was fortunate enough to get to work with him when I was a punk kid and loved everything I saw at the radio station.”
- The CRTC says it will consult on new ways to make cellular services more affordable, “but stopped short of mandating a model that would have forced large wireless companies to resell network access to startup carriers that don’t build their own networks.”
- YouTube TV will be the first-ever presenting sponsor for the NBA Finals. “The NBA was the first pro sports league to partner with YouTube with the launch of its own channel way back in November 2005.”
- Spotify goes public next week and has said it expects to grow to 96 million paid subscribers with revenue of $6.6 billion this year.
So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!
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