Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- Adrienne Pan is the new host of CBC Edmonton’s afternoon drive show, Radio Active, starting Tuesday, July 3. Congrats! She has been anchoring the local TV newscasts for the last seven years.
- Tyler Dawson is moving to Edmonton from Ottawa to serve as the National Post’s Alberta correspondent.
- The Edmonton Journal’s Emma Graney has been awarded an APF Canada Media Fellowship. She will be travelling to China to investigate artificial intelligence.
- Congratulations to Paula Simons on winning the National Newspaper Award for column writing! Edmonton Journal photographer Larry Wong and cartoonist Malcolm Mayes were also honored by the National Newspaper Awards.
- Congratulations to Omar Mouallem on winning the Mindset Award for Workplace Mental Health Reporting!
- To mark World Press Freedom Day, Paula Simons wrote about the Edmonton Journal’s Pulitzer Prize win back in 1938. “Eighty years later, it seems as though debate is raging everywhere about the meaning of freedom of expression and the definition of fake news.”
- There are a number of Edmontonians recognized as finalists in the 2018 National Magazine Awards. The winners will be announced on June 1.
- Fantastic to see Kevin Kossowan recognized for his web series From The Wild at the James Beard Media Awards recently!
- A provincial judge has awarded $3,500 in damages to Rebel Media’s Sheila Gunn Reid after a man struck her camera at a Women’s March in January 2017.
- Here is the latest Alberta Podcast Network Roundup.
- Glass Buffalo Magazine is looking for a summer editorial intern to start June 1. The deadline to apply is May 11.
- CBC Edmonton is looking for a Director of Journalism & Programming “to oversee all news content, radio current affairs, performance programming, and specials” in our city.
- Friday is the deadline to apply for the St. Albert Gazette’s Assistant Editor position.
And here is some slightly less local media stuff:
- Montreal-based Stingray Digital Group is buying Newfoundland Capital Corporation, which owns Newcap Radio, for $508 million. The deal “will make Stingray the largest public independent media company in the country” once the CRTC gives its blessing.
- Corus Entertainment has announced Global’s Royal Wedding Week with special broadcasts all week long from May 14 to 21.
- From the Toronto Star’s Public Editor: Why journalists interview grieving families.
- Nicholas Kristof writing in the New York Times: “We in the commentariat complain about President Trump, but we’re locked in a symbiotic relationship with him. News organizations, especially cable television channels, feed off Trump — like oxpeckers on a rhino’s back — for he is part of our business model in 2018.”
- FYI: You will be receiving a notification on your phone at 1:55pm on Wednesday, May 9 as part of a nationwide test of a new alert system for Emergency Preparedness Week. The test will also be broadcast over radio and television.
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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