Local updates from the Media Roundup
Here are a few select updates from today’s Media Roundup:
- Vue Weekly released the 2018 Best of Edmonton last week, its annual survey of local favorites as voted on by readers. The feature includes two sections on local media.
- Finalists for the 2018 Canadian Online Publishing Awards were released last week. Taproot Edmonton was nominated for Best Interactive/Infographic Story for our 2017 Municipal Election Microsite. The Edmonton Journal’s Paula Simons was nominated for Best Blog Column/Video. Here are some of the other local nominees.
- StarMetro Edmonton messed up on Friday and printed a cover with a “StarMetro Calgary” banner. They later reprinted some which bureau chief Alex Boyd said would make “a limited edition StarMetro Calgarmonton.”
- The University of Alberta’s Faculty of Arts interviewed Paula Simons about her 2018 Alumni Honour Award. “I love Edmonton,” she says. “Edmonton contains multitudes, and the story of this place fascinates me.”
- Vintage Edmonton has found CJCA 930 AM’s broadcast bulletins from July 31, 1987 when they broke into regular programming to warn about what became the Black Friday tornado.
Global Edmonton at the 2018 Alberta Provincial Racewalk Championship, photo by Robert
Media-related updates from elsewhere
And here is some non-local media news that I found interesting this week:
- Craig Newmark is providing $20 million to The Markup, a new site led by two former ProPublica journalists dedicated to investigating technology and its effect on society. The Markup is based in New York and will start publishing next year.
- Rob Wijnberg, founder of The Correspondent, has shared why his publication’s journalists take a stance and keep a public notebook. “At De Correspondent, we adhere to what we call ‘transparent subjectivity’, or in simpler terms: we tell you where we’re coming from.”
- Glimpse of the future? Bloomberg Media has rolled out Bulletin, a new feature in its mobile app that gives users a personalized one-sentence summary “written by an artificial intelligence-powered program that scans the stories for meaning.”
- SiriusXM is acquiring Pandora for $3.5 billion. “SiriusXM had previously invested $480 million for a 19 percent stake in the streaming service back in June 2017, leading to speculation that it might intend to buy the company outright.”
- CNNMoney is rebranding to CNN Business on October 4, promising to be “your guide to tech, media, finance & the future.”
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.