Local updates from the Media Roundup
Here are a few select updates from today’s Media Roundup:
- Chelsea Bird and Ian MacKinnon were laid off from 104.9 Virgin Radio on Tuesday. They have been co-hosting the morning show since early 2015. “A day like today feels like earning a badge of some kind,” wrote MacKinnon on Facebook.
- Alex Boyd has been named Alberta Bureau Chief in charge of both StarMetro Edmonton and StarMetro Calgary. “Not leaving the lovely #yeg team, just getting to work with the folks in #yyc too,” she tweeted.
- The Edmonton Sun’s Terry Jones was the Grand Marshal of Saturday’s Grey Cup Parade. “Even in a career that spans 46 Grey Cup games, how could you have a more exceptional experience?” he wrote.
- Rat Creek Press, which serves seven communities in north central Edmonton, says it empathizes with Vue Weekly’s declining revenue. “The only way papers like ours will survive is if we, as a community, make it happen,” wrote Alita Rickards on Facebook.
- Linda Hoang will continue as the sole host of Don’t Call Me A Guru, the social media podcast, after Tyler Jack Butler has moved on to other projects. Here’s his final episode, and here’s the first episode with Linda hosting solo.
Creating a Bighorn Country for all Albertans, photo by Premier of Alberta
Media-related updates from elsewhere
And here is some non-local media news that I found interesting this week:
- Could vaccines have applications beyond medicines? Some researchers are taking inspiration from vaccines to combat fake news.
- In an effort to compete with the New York Times’ popular podcast The Daily, The Washington Post will launch “Post Reports” on December 3, “a new 20-minute daily news podcast that will publish every weekday at 5 p.m.”
- NTY Cooking now has paid 120,000 subscriptions with another 3 million subscribing to the Cooking newsletter. Now NYT Cooking is looking to expand, with it’s own test kitchen and perhaps even its own cooking show.
- Journalist’s Resource has looked at five peer-reviewed papers to better understand journalists’ relationships with social media.
- The New York Times had an interesting feature on science journalism as the Science Times celebrates its 40th anniversary. “Lost in the swirl of alternative truths is the fact that science is a verb, not a noun.”
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.