Local updates from the Media Roundup
Here are a few select updates from today’s Media Roundup:
- Rob Berg’s last show on K-97 was Friday afternoon. He’s retiring after being with the station since 1988. “30 years with K-97 seemed like a nice round number to call it a career,” he said.
- Thomas Lukaszuk is joining the Alberta Primetime political panel starting October 4.
- James Keller has announced he will be returning to Calgary in January to serve as the Globe and Mail’s Alberta bureau chief.
- The latest Alberta Podcast Network Roundup includes a farewell from The Broadcast, a podcast about women and politics.
- From Paula Simons: A user’s guide to Timothy Caulfield, the University of Alberta’s very public intellectual. His new documentary series on Netflix started Friday.
Media-related updates from elsewhere
And here is some non-local media news that I found interesting this week:
- According to Nielsen’s MediaTech Trender Survey, 24% of US homes owned a smart speaker. The most common use is listening to music, something 90% of smart speaker owners do.
- Ken Doctor asks: Could a McClatchy-Tronc merger help local newspapers transition to digital?
- Amazon-owned IMDb is rumored to be launching an ad-supported video streaming service comparable to offerings from Roku and Vudu.
- Skift is expanding with a new vertical focused on wellness. It has also acquired the 14-year-old email newsletter Airline Weekly.
- De Correspondent has started releasing more details about its finances. “In 2017, De Correspondent made $4.5 million (€3.8 million).”
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.