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Local updates from the Media Roundup
Here are a few select updates from today’s Media Roundup:
- For the third straight ratings period, 102.3 NOW! Radio (CKNO) has found itself on top in Edmonton. Numeris reports an 11% share for the station for the May 28 – August 26 period.
- Alberta Today describes itself as “Alberta’s most comprehensive legislative news service.” Launching this fall, the subscription-only site promises “daily news briefings include detailed coverage of the news-of-the-day, an agenda of upcoming debates and votes, listings for political events and more.”
- CISN Country 103.9 FM was named Radio Station of the Year (Large Market) at the Canadian Country Music Awards over the weekend. Terri Clark and Jackie Rae Greening were inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.
- Radio Cité 97.9 FM, a new radio station from La Société radio communautaire du Grand Edmonton Society, began testing on September 3 with plans to launch on October 6. “The radio station’s three studios—found in La Cité Francophone—are under construction, but nearing completion, and it’s an exciting time for those who have been working to make the station a reality over the last 10 years.”
- Marty Forbes has an overview of “some of the activity going on in town” as local media ramps up for ratings season. “Longtime Bear morning co host Gillian Foote has moved up the dial and across the hall to sister station 104.9 Virgin Radio where she is holding down middays 10a-2p Monday-Friday,” he wrote.
Media-related updates from elsewhere
And here is some non-local media news that I found interesting this week:
- What does it mean to be “off the record”? The Atlantic tackles the topic through an exchange between BuzzFeed and Elon Musk.
- From NiemanLab, here’s a look at how The Globe and Mail is covering cannabis. “When life gives you nationwide legalization of recreational cannabis, you make high-priced subscription products covering the industry.”
- Hoodline, a local news startup based in San Francisco that “has built a platform to ingest and analyse hundreds of terabytes of data to find and then write local news stories”, just raised $10 million to go nationwide.
- Here’s what works (and doesn’t) for advertising your news organization’s subscriptions.
- The Athletic is going to have some competition from newspapers in the McClatchy chain. “Sports is low-hanging fruit for newspapers looking for ways to reap revenue from readers because it tends to attract fervent fans.”
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.