Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- Calder Bateman’s Catrin Owen is leaving for a new role at the City of Edmonton. I’ve not yet seen confirmation of this, but it is very likely she will be the new Deputy City Manager of Communications and Engagement, the position that Carolyn Campbell left late last month. Congrats Catrin!
- After 35 years with CBC Radio-Canada, Rodney Lamarre has retired from his position as Operations Manager.
- The Edmonton Screen Industries Office is hoping a new $4 million taxpayer-backed fund can reboot the industry. “We have to staunch the bleeding of people,” said Josh Miller, executive director of the ESIO.
- Rob Williams is celebrating 18 years at CTV Edmonton.
- Carly Kincaid started a new position today at Corus Entertainment, and will be working at both 92.5 Fresh FM and CISN Country 103.9 FM. She was previously with the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group’s up! 99.3 FM until February.
- Postmedia’s Hina Alam took part in the 2018 Transit Skills Competition at the ETS Centennial Garage. “I’ve ridden roller coasters and hiked through some steep gorges — but driving big hulking pieces of metal is not really my thing.”
- CBC Edmonton’s next YEG Walk takes place on Tuesday evening. The event is “a monthly tour of downtown Edmonton, served up by the one and only Mark Connolly; host extraordinaire of Edmonton AM.”
- The Kevin Karius Golf Classic raised $102,000 for the Easter Seals of Alberta today!
- Sounds like IABC’s session on pitching the media had some useful information. “Make it easy for the media to cover your story – make sure it’s worth / anticipate visual support & have it ready,” tweeted Teresa Sturgess.
- There was “an absolute ton of radio history” present at the Edmonton Radio Reunion on Saturday. The event was organized by Mark Summers.
- Here is the 30th Alberta Podcast Network Roundup!
- CKUA is looking for a Marketing & Communications Coordinator. The deadline to apply is June 28.
- Avenue Edmonton is looking for an Assistant Editor. The deadline to apply is July 13.
- The Winspear Centre is looking for a full-time Communications & Campaign Manager.
- ICYMI: The #yeg hashtag turned ten years old last week.
And here is some slightly less local media stuff:
- Congratulations to Kathy Le, recipient of the 2018 Spirit of NAIT Alumni Award.
- Irene Gentle has been appointed Editor of the Toronto Star, the first female to hold the position in the Star’s 126-year history.
- “Three years in, the Winnipeg Free Press’ attempt to get readers to pay by the article is still producing less than $100,000” but they hope to use the data it is generating for more targeted upsells.
- Google introduced its new podcast app for Android called Google Podcasts. “The Podcasts app is integrated with Google Assistant, meaning you can search for and play podcasts wherever you have Assistant enabled.”
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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