Local updates from the Media Roundup
Here are a few select updates from today’s Media Roundup:
- This year’s ATCO Edmonton Sun Christmas Charity Auction raised $103,434 for the Christmas Bureau, Adopt-a-Teen, and Catholic Social Services.
- Tim Klassen died of a heart attack on October 23 at the age of 56. Throughout his career he worked at K97 and 100.3 The Bear here in Edmonton. A GoFundMe campaign has been setup to help cover funeral costs.
- A book launch was held last night for Maps, Markets and Matzo Ball Soup: The inspiring life of Chef Gail Hall, written by CBC Edmonton restaurant reviewer Twyla Campbell. Gail Hall was a fixture in the local media. She died on November 16, 2016. Here’s an interview with Twyla about the book.
- “I needed to incorporate what I loved most about journalism into my new work life and that love is and always will be, ‘the interview’,” said former CTV Edmonton news anchor Carrie Doll about her new podcast.
- Erik Backstrom reports that the Edmonton Journal is “now fully searchable on Newspapers.com back to the first issue in 1903.” You’ll need a subscription to access it, but EPL says “it’s something we’re interested in exploring.”
Northlands last horse race, photo by Jason Woodhead
Media-related updates from elsewhere
And here is some non-local media news that I found interesting this week:
- Sunny Dhillon quit his job at The Globe and Mail in Vancouver because of “both a single incident and a continuing pattern” related to race. “I write this piece with the hope it will lead to meaningful reflection on the lack of diversity in Canadian journalism and the problems therein,” he wrote.
- The New York Times has a story about Apple News and its slightly different approach to mass news: “In a quiet corner of the third floor, Apple is building a newsroom of sorts. About a dozen former journalists have filled a few nondescript offices to do what many other tech companies have for years left to software: selecting the news that tens of millions of people will read.”
- From Poynter, here are seven ways news outlets can rebuild trust and sustainability.
- Trump is attacking the media once again, calling it “the true Enemy of the People”.
- The Cut has a big feature on The Skimm, which now has more than 7 million subscribers. “By any measure, the Skimm, founded in 2012, is an insane success.”
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.