Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- A couple of weeks ago, Joel Gotlib announced he has “parted ways with CTV Edmonton.” He tweeted that “a new chapter has begun.”
- CBC did well at the RTDNA awards gala on the weekend. CBC Edmonton’s “investigative reporters Charles Rusnell and Jennie Russell won the Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting in the large market radio category,” while “reporter Roberta Bell was honoured in the long radio feature category,” and “sports writer Rick McConnell was recognized as the winner of the digital sports reporting category.”
- In his latest column in the Sun, Marty Forbes remembers some of the radio formats of the past.
- Congratulations to Boyle McCauley News editor Paula Kirman, honored with the Edmonton Social Planning Council’s Award of Merit for Advocacy of Social Justice.
- Global Edmonton’s Lauren Fink has moved from the helicopter to the morning show, at least occasionally.
- From Vintage Edmonton, here’s an old CFRN-TV broadcast from 1992, complete with commercials.
- Global Edmonton’s Sarah Kraus spent some time talking about being a reporter at Patricia Heights elementary school!
- The Edmonton Comedy Festival’s annual “Media Challenge” will take place on October 10. They have 11 confirmed competitors with just 4 spots left!
- Edmonton’s Duchess Bakeshop is appearing on one of France’s most popular reality baking shows. They are hosting a viewing party on June 11.
- Here is the latest Alberta Podcast Network Roundup.
- Save the date! I will be speaking with Karen Unland at the next Edmonton Podcasting Meetup on June 24. We’re going to be discussing smart speakers like the Amazon Echo and Google Home.
- There are a bunch of Edmonton connections in this CANADALAND deep dive into “CBC has learned”. They say that “CBC often appears to go out of its way to avoid crediting others’ scoops — by independently verifying information from another outlet, the CBC frequently sidesteps acknowledgement of the original source.”
And here is some slightly less local media stuff:
- From CJR: Are bots entitled to free speech? It’s a question that the courts will soon need to address as AI continues to advance.
- Global News picked up five network RTDNA awards, while CTV News anchor Sandie Rinaldo was honored with a lifetime achievement award.
- Everyone seems to be talking about journalist Elizabeth Hernandez’s Twitter coverage of a world record attempt for the tallest stack of waffles.
- Writing in the Washington Post about Elon Musk’s recent Twitter rant on media, Margaret Sullivan says: “Musk should stick with his plans for colonizing Mars with his SpaceX venture.”
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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