Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- Corus Entertainment’s four Edmonton radio stations — 630 CHED, CISN Country 103.9, 92.5 Fresh Radio, and iNews880 — have been named the official radio partners of the 2018 Grey Cup Festival.
- CKUA has announced its spring fundraiser surpassed the goal, with a total of $679,218 raised. “Your unstinting support registers resounding here at CKUA and we’re committed to bringing you more of what you love.”
- Congratulations to Global Edmonton on winning two RTDNA Edward R. Murrow awards for 2018! They were recognized for “Excellence in Writing” and “News Documentary”. CBC Edmonton was the other local winner, picking up an “Investigative Reporting” award.
- “High school students at Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation are being given the opportunity to become community reporters,” thanks to a pilot project created in collaboration with CBC Edmonton. “The hope for CBC Edmonton is to grow and expand the project to include more First Nations going forward.”
- Mark Iype, Janice Johnston, and others in the local media are calling the Edmonton Police to task over their lack of transparency. “Unacceptable secrecy,” Iype tweeted. “#secretmurder in 2016 and again in 2017…not to mention all the victims’ names they now refuse to release,” Johnston added.
- TSN 1260’s Dustin Nielson, Dave Jamieson, and Tyler Yaremchuk will join colleagues from CTV Edmonton, Alberta Primetime, and 100.3 The Bear for Hockey Helps the Homeless on May 11.
- In a new interview with Avenue Edmonton, country superstar Brett Kissel gives props to a local media star: “I want to give a shout out to a great Edmontonian, Carrie Doll, who taught me what Facebook and Twitter are,” Kissel says. “She literally taught me in 2008 and said, ‘this is the future.’”
- Tanner Young Publishing Group is looking for an editorial intern for Where Edmonton. The deadline to apply is May 12.
- The St. Albert Gazette is looking for an assistant editor. The deadline to apply is May 11.
- Here is the latest Alberta Podcast Network Roundup.
- CJWE 88.1 FM will launch in Calgary in mid-June, featuring programming in Blackfoot, T’suutina, Nakoda, and Cree. The station is owned by the Edmonton-based Aboriginal Multimedia Society of Alberta.
- PodSummit is now sold out, but you can join the waitlist in case any additional tickets become available. I’ll be there on May 5!
Premier Rachel Notley at boom 92.7 in Slave Lake, photo by Premier of Alberta
And here is some slightly less local media stuff:
- According to a new report from Convergence Research Group, streaming services like Netflix will be more popular in Canada than cable TV by the end of 2020.
- From The Atlantic: The Slow, Awkward Death of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. And in the Washington Post, Margaret Sullivan wrote, “the 2018 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner should be the last.”
- Wow. The New York Times says its podcast The Daily has been downloaded 280 million times and averages about 1 million listeners a day.
- Get ready for even more video in your Twitter feed as the company has announced more than new or renewed 30 content deals. “Twitter’s video views have nearly doubled in the past year, according to the company, although it declined to provide specific numbers.”
Follow Edmonton media news using the hashtag #yegmedia and be sure to check out Mediagazer for the latest media news from elsewhere. You can see past Media Monday Edmonton entries here. If you have a tip or suggestion for future updates, let me know.
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