Local updates from the Media Roundup
Here are a few select updates from today’s Media Roundup:
- The latest radio ratings are out, and once again 102.3 NOW! Radio (CKNO) is on top. Numeris reports a 10% share for the radio station in the period August 27 – November 25 period.
- CBC Edmonton’s Garrette McGowan is not returning to Edmonton AM. “I’ll just say that it was never a job to me,” he tweeted in response to the outpouring of support he received on social media. “He’ll be taking on a new role here at CBC Edmonton that’s connected to our plan to do more reporting in communities across the city,” wrote Mark Connolly on Facebook. No word on a timeline.
- Anna Junker has announced she is joining Postmedia here in Edmonton as a full-time reporter. She had been working as an intern at the Calgary Herald since May.
- NAIT has announced that Techlife is going fully digital and will no longer be printed. “Techlife may cease to arrive in your mailbox, but great stories can still be found in your inbox.”
- CTV Edmonton announced that Nahreman Issa will anchor CTV News at Noon.
Premier Notley airport news conference, photo by Premier of Alberta
Media-related updates from elsewhere
And here is some non-local media news that I found interesting this week:
- Tristin Hopper argues there’s an easier way to fix journalism in Canada than the $600 million plan announced by finance minister Bill Morneau: “Stop subsidizing a competitor that is viciously undercutting independent print media.” (That would be CBC.)
- Thomson Reuters is cutting 12% of its global workforce by 2020. “Dave Moran, a spokesman for Thomson Reuters, says the impact of the job cuts in Canada will be “minimal” but was unable to provide any other specifics.”
- For the first time since the Pew Research Center began asking the question, more U.S. adults say they get their news from social media than from print newspapers. “Overall, television is still the most popular platform for news consumption – even though its use has declined since 2016.”
- Forget influencers and microinfluencers on social media, now there are nanoinfluencers. “That is the term (“nanos” for short) used by companies to describe people who have as few as 1,000 followers and are willing to advertise products on social media.”
- Originals may make up just 8% of the content available on Netflix, but in October it accounted for 37% of all streams in the U.S.
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.