Media Monday Edmonton: Update #305

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

Premier Notley celebrates Canada Day in Millwoods48
Premier Notley celebrates Canada Day in Millwoods, photo by Premier of Alberta

And here is some slightly less local media stuff:

  • Instapaper is going independent and will be owned and operated “by the same people who’ve been working on Instapaper since it was sold to betaworks by Marco Arment in 2013.”
  • Hyperlocal site EveryBlock is being shutdown – again. Comcast is closing the site it relaunched in 2014 and will direct users to rival Nextdoor, which it has invested in.
  • The Emmy nominations are out. “Netflix led the way with 112 nominations when they were announced on Thursday, snapping HBO’s 17-year streak of being the most nominated network for TV’s most coveted prize.” Three years ago Netflix had just 34 nominations. Next up? HBO’s 16-year streak of winning the most Emmys.
  • The Associated Press reports: “The estate of the man at the center of the popular “S-Town” podcast is suing the show’s creators, saying they exploited details of his private life for financial gain.”

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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