Local updates from the Media Roundup
Here are a few select updates from today’s Media Roundup:
- Starting this week, Elise Stolte will move from the City Hall beat to become the new city columnist at the Edmonton Journal. “It’s a huge challenge and I’m hoping you’ll all stay with me, debate with me, send me tips and ideas on this journey,” Stolte tweeted.
- Paige Parsons will move from the courthouse to City Hall to fill Elise Stolte’s position. “I’m excited to jump right in,” she tweeted.
- Keith Gerein is the Journal’s new provincial columnist. “I appreciate all the messages I’ve received,” he tweeted in response to the news. “Even the critical ones.”
- CFCW Music Director Larry Donohue has announced he will hang up his headphones at the end of the year. He has been with the station for 35 years.
- Cam Tait says the ATCO Edmonton Sun Christmas Charity Auction is up to 223 items. The goal is “to collect 250 items and raise $135,000 for the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton, Adopt-a-Teen and Catholic Social Services.” The auction starts on October 22.
Media-related updates from elsewhere
And here is some non-local media news that I found interesting this week:
- A new study by the University of North Carolina’s School of Media and Journalism shows that more than 1,300 communities in the United States have totally lost news coverage. “Online news sites, as well as some TV newsrooms and cable access channels, are working hard to keep local reporting alive, but these are taking root far more slowly than newspapers are dying.”
- “Three reporters spent over a year digging through more than 100,000 pages of documents and chasing down key sources familiar with President Trump’s father and his empire.” Go behind-the-scenes to read about how NYTimes journalists uncovered the original source of the President’s wealth.
- This line in The First Question for Journalism really caught my attention: “We will write 400 editorials defending the value and importance of news media but when have we written 400 editorials on behalf of what our audience needs?”
- Given the work we’re doing with Roundups over at Taproot, I have been reading a lot about newsletters elsewhere. Articles like: Why Quartz launched a newsletter that dives into obscure trivia.
- From Nieman Lab: The Outline built itself on being “weird.” But is it weird enough to survive?
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.