Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- To help mark the 50th anniversary of NAIT’s Radio & TV program, here’s an “Across the Dial” description of Edmonton radio and TV in 1968 from the Edmonton Broadcasters Club.
- An anniversary reunion took place on Saturday at NAIT. Check out the #RTA50 hashtag for highlights.
- A memorial scholarship is being setup for students entering NAIT’s Radio & TV program in Bev Munro’s name. He passed away on April 4 this year.
- Congratulations to the winners of the Alberta Film & Television Awards. Thousand Yard Stare, a second World War drama by Edmonton’s Aaron Kurmey, won for best dramatic feature or made-for-TV movie.
- Paula Simons on the Edmonton Police Service: “For almost 18 months now, the EPS has been hiding behind a misguided, legally obtuse reading of Alberta’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, known as FOIP, in order to keep essential information from the public.”
- Bryce Crittenden has launched Overdue Finds, the first podcast from the Edmonton Public Library. He’ll be “chatting all things pop culture and letting you know about hidden gems at EPL.” Check it out here.
- Episode 2 of The UnDad Podcast features Global Edmonton’s Laurel Gregory talking “about being a parent and why pot is overrated.”
- Margeaux Maron is back from maternity leave and will serve as community reporter for Global Edmonton.
- Here is the latest Alberta Podcast Network Roundup.
- Postmedia is still looking for “a number of exceptional multimedia journalists for paid summer intern positions.” There are openings in Greater Edmonton, which includes Lacombe, Spruce Grove/Stony Plain, and Wetaskiwin, as well as in Northern Alberta.
- ICYMI: This Jana Pruden tweet is just great. Out damn spot!
And here is some slightly less local media stuff:
- From The Walrus: Inside the Toronto Star’s Bold Plan to Save Itself.
- Netflix will air the SCTV reunion special in 2019 everywhere but Canada, where it will premiere on CTV.
- Here’s a feature on Colette Watson, VP of Broadcast Television at Rgoers Media. “Everyone says television is dead. I don’t believe that for a second.”
- I got a test emergency alert on my phone on Wednesday, but many Albertans did not. You can check if your phone is compatible at Alert Ready.
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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