Local updates from the Media Roundup
Here are a few select updates from today’s Media Roundup:
- Bryan Hall, affectionately known across the city as “Hallsy”, is celebrating 65 years of broadcasting. 630 CHED has published a big feature on Hall’s career.
- CKUA’s fall fundraiser is underway with a goal of raising $650,000 by October 28.
- Carla Turner is back from maternity leave and will be doing the weather on weekends at 6pm and 11:30pm on CTV Edmonton.
- Former CTV Edmonton anchor Carrie Doll has launched a podcast called The Inner Circle. “With a passion for stories well told, each week Carrie will feature stories of guests exploring their personal truths, highlighting their wins and uncovering the lessons they have learned along the way.”
- UCP leader Jason Kenney “took umbrage this week at stories from members of the legislature press gallery about a speech he gave to the Calgary Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 9.,” writes Graham Thomson. Kenney’s Twitter account attacked Edmonton Journal writer Emma Graney for a story she did.
NAIT’s TV studio control room, photo by Jason Woodhead
Media-related updates from elsewhere
And here is some non-local media news that I found interesting this week:
- The Membership Puzzle Project has announced the Membership in News Fund “so that sites around the world can more freely experiment with membership as a way to develop sustainable models for the support of independent journalism.”
- Netflix is planning to raise $2 billion in new debt to fund content spending. “The latest proposed debt offering is the sixth time in less than four years that the company is raising $1 billion or more through bonds.”
- Dr. Gary Marcus and Dr. Ernest Davis in the New York Times: No, A.I. Won’t Solve the Fake News Problem. At least not for decades to come. Sorry, Mark Zuckerberg.
- “Craig Newmark, so often accused of destroying journalism, is now doing his best to revive it,” writes David Streitfeld in the New York Times. A new $2.5 million gift to New York Public Radio “brings his total philanthropic efforts involving media in the last year to $50 million.”
- AIGA Eye on Design: Wired’s 25th Anniversary Cover is a Peek Into the Past, Present + Future of Magazine Design.
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.