Local updates from the Media Roundup
Here are a few select updates from today’s Media Roundup:
- Desh Punjab Radio is “a private radio station that has been serving Edmonton’s South Asian community for more than 40 years.” CBC Edmonton spent the week in Mill Woods and spoke to Kulmit Sangha, one of the station’s founders, about its origins and future.
- CTV Edmonton news photographer John Hanson is working to restore the totem pole that has been standing outside CTV Edmonton for 28 years. “I wanted it to look very good for the people of Edmonton because it was a big thing for me.”
- Shaye Ganam celebrated 20 years with Global Edmonton last week. He started when it was still called ITV!
- Here is the latest Alberta Podcast Network Roundup. The newest members in the network include The 4th Line WHL Cast and Putting It Together.
- We launched the Health Innovation Roundup, sponsored by Health City, last week. The roundup is being curated and written by Catherine Griwkowsky. Watch for a new edition every Wednesday!
Securing Alberta’s future as a tech leader, photo by Premier of Alberta
Media-related updates from elsewhere
And here is some non-local media news that I found interesting this week:
- Naomi Klein has been named the inaugural Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.
- The Guardian is getting into the daily news podcast game with plans to launch a new show hosted by Anushka Asthana by the end of the year. “The Guardian has hired six new audio journalists to produce the podcast, which will run each weekday.”
- Salesforce founder Marc Benioff is buying Time Magazine for $190 million.
- Streaming services Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu combined for a total of 35 wins at the Emmy’s tonight, and Netflix tied HBO for the most with 23 awards.
- CANADALAND’s Jesse Brown fact-checks Jian Ghomeshi’s new essay. “As the reporter who initially investigated the accusations against Ghomeshi and broke them with the Toronto Star, I am insistent about the facts, and opposed to attempts to whitewash, warp, rewrite, and hide them.”
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.