Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- “We love working in Edmonton, and the work we do costs money,” tweeted StarMetro Edmonton’s bureau chief Alex Boyd in reference to the new paywall.
- Four new podcasts have joined the Alberta Podcast Network! Here is the latest podcast roundup.
- The Edmonton Journal’s Dave Breakenridge had to defend the name of his new Postmedia podcast after it was highlighted that there’s already a data journalism website with the name 10 and 3. “In trying to offer a show highlighting stories of national interest, featuring work from across the country, we wanted to come up with a name that represented Canada,” he told Canadaland. “After brainstorming a list of names, the consensus among the group involved with the project was 10/3.”
- Cam Tait is taking his blog in a new direction and will be telling stories of people with disabilities. “For too many years, I think, there has been a mysterious silence from people with disabilities on issues, programs and services available,” he wrote.
- Glass Buffalo editor Matthew Stepanic has been making the rounds, talking about the summer 2018 issue on Global Edmonton and about his new book of poetry on CBC’s Edmonton AM and with StarMetro.
- The Family Matters podcast from Global Edmonton featuring Laurel Gregory has now posted 50 episodes. Nice work!
- Hockey Night in Canada broadcaster Harnarayan Singh was at the University of Alberta last week to talk about being “the first person to broadcast pro hockey in Punjabi.” Here’s a Q&A he did with StarMetro in which he shares his thoughts on the Oilers: “they can’t be as bad as they were last year.”
- The Narwhal, a non-profit focused on telling stories about Canada’s natural environment, is looking for an investigative journalist in Alberta for a one-year contract.
- PressProgress, an online publication from The Broadbent Institute, is looking for an Alberta-based writer to “develop story ideas as well as investigate and write stories as assigned.”
- Corus Entertainment is looking for a Creative Writer to join its Creative Services team in Edmonton. The deadline to apply is July 15.
- Friday is the deadline to apply for Avenue Edmonton’s Assistant Editor position.
- Publicity Room is hosting PR Power: How to be a Media Worthy Brand at RAAS Edmonton inside West Edmonton Mall on July 18. “If media outreach isn’t part of your current marketing strategy, it will be after this event!”
- A couple from Ottawa is visiting all 90 locations highlighted in Heritage Minutes, starting with Emily Murphy’s house here in Edmonton.
And here is some slightly less local media stuff:
- YouTube is investing $25 million in grants to news organizations looking to expand their video operations. “The goal is to identify authoritative news sources, bring those videos to the top of users’ feeds, and support quality journalism with tools and funding that will help news organizations more effectively reach their audiences.”
- Inside the Binge Factory: “Netflix is hiring everybody in and out of Hollywood to make more TV shows than any network ever has, and it already knows which ones you’ll like.”
- Here are 12 ideas for engaging young audiences from BBC News Labs’ recent industry hackathon.
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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