Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- At 3pm on Tuesday, Corus Radio flipped the switch and iNews880 became Global News Radio 880 Edmonton. “Global News Hour at 6 will now be heard on the radio as well as Gord Steinke, Carole Anne Devaney and Jesse Beyer deliver a full hour of news to those looking for a full recap of the day.”
- Congratulations to the winners of the 41st annual National Magazine Awards! Omar Mouallem won the gold medal for Personal Journalism for his story “Homeland for the Holidays” in Eighteen Bridges. Alberta Views and Avenue Edmonton each took home one silver medal.
- After a 30-year career, Mark Harvey is retiring from CBC Edmonton where he has worked since 2002.
- Congratulations to Paula Simons, one of this year’s Alumni Honour Award recipients in the University of Alberta’s Alumni Awards! The ceremony will take place on September 24 at the Jubilee.
- The Gateway is “seeking submissions of art and design-related work and creative writing.” Each monthly issue will have a theme, so consider those when pitching work. The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 22.
- The Yards Summer Salon takes place on Thursday, June 7 evening at CKUA.
- Ryan Jespersen shared that his show will air province-wide until June 12 while Danielle Smith is on vacation.
- The Alberta Podcast Network has added three new podcasts, bringing the total to 36. Here is the latest podcast roundup.
- Kari Skelton is speaking about building community around your brand through social media on Wednesday, June 6 at the Rogers Small Business Centre.
- A reminder that the Edmonton Radio Reunion is coming up on June 23 at Local Public Eatery.
- Hey photographers, Linda Hoang and Brittney Le Blanc are hosting the first Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton Photo Walk of 2018 on Saturday, June 23. RSVP on Facebook.
- Save the date: I’ll be speaking about podcasting & smart speakers at the next Edmonton Podcasting Meetup on Sunday, June 24.
- And looking much further out, 630 CHED’s Bryan Hall will celebrate his 65th anniversary in radio at the Edmonton Broadcasters Club luncheon on October 17.
And here is some slightly less local media stuff:
- In a new report, the CRTC recommends that ISPs and foreign streaming services should contribute to media funding in the same way that cable providers do.
- The Hidden Costs of Losing Your City’s Newspaper: “Without investigative daily reporters around to call bullshit on city hall, three years after a newspaper closes, that city or county’s municipal bond offering yields increased on average by 5.5 basis points, while bond yields in the secondary market increased by 6.4 basis points—statistically significant effects.”
- The Wall Street Journal reports on The Athletic, which says it now has more than 100,000 subscribers and 150 employees. “The Athletic has shown flexibility around its paywall in attempts to hire big-name writers.”
- Plex, a popular service for managing and streaming media, has added support for podcasts. “Podcasts are also a great fit for the media platform we’ve built here at Plex, which is probably why people have asked us to add them for years.”
- New data from Chartbeat suggests that “the number of mobile readers visiting news sites directly has surpassed the number visiting from Facebook.”
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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