Local updates from the Media Roundup
Here are a few select updates from today’s Media Roundup:
- ZGM Modern Marketing Partners and Calder Bateman Communications announced they are merging under the ZGM banner to create “a powerful full-service company across Alberta’s marketing, advertising, public relations and digital communications sectors.”
- Avenue Edmonton’s Top 40 Under 40 for 2018 includes a number of media & communications folks, including Lana Cuthbertson (who is on the cover), Alana Williams, Jacquelyn Cardinal, and Hunter Cardinal. The gala event will take place on Wednesday evening at the Winspear Centre.
- Stingray Digital has completed its acquisition of Newfoundland Capital Corporation, which means it now owns 101 radio stations across Canada (via Newcap Radio), including CFCW here in Edmonton. A post on their site says “for our listeners, nothing changes.”
- In the proposed 2019-2022 Operating Budget, the City of Edmonton’s Communication Services branch says it “will develop a greater capacity and skills base to gather and develop the City’s own stories and communicate these” and “will reduce its efforts to secure earned media” over time.
- ICYMI: Help us do better beat reporting in Edmonton.
Media-related updates from elsewhere
And here is some non-local media news that I found interesting this week:
- The Athletic has raised $40 million in a Series C funding round that values the company at roughly $200 million.
- The New York Times says it now has more than three million paid digital-only subscribers. “Perhaps more important to shareholders, the company reported that it continued to be profitable.”
- I enjoyed Episode 247 of CANADALAND which tackled The Weed Beat.
- From The Lenfest Institute for Journalism: Why CBC News created a pop-up newsletter for the royal wedding.
- The Columbia Journalism Review has tackled the issue of diversity again. “As race emerged as a central theme of the 2016 elections, crucial decisions about coverage were being made in institutions employing few of the people Donald Trump maligned.”
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.