Local updates from the Media Roundup
Here are a few select updates from today’s Media Roundup:
- I spoke with Marvin Polis about the state of digital journalism for the newest episode of the IABC Edmonton podcast.
- Tracy Hyatt is the new Marketing & Communications Manager at the Downtown Business Association.
- TSN’s Gord Miller tweeted that Rogers Place in Edmonton is “the worst broadcast position in the NHL by far.”
- Episode 21 of Don’t Call Me A Guru features Alex Hryciw, Communications Advisor for the Office of the Mayor & Mayor Don Iveson.
- MacEwan journalism professor Rey Rosales wrote about Maria Ressa, Time Magazine’s Person of the Year (2018), who “took a short breather from journalistic work and spent time with our students here at MacEwan University in Edmonton as a visiting lecturer and scholar in the winter of 2016.”
Media-related updates from elsewhere
And here is some non-local media news that I found interesting this week:
- Thrillist writer Kevin Alexander took credit recently for “killing” the restaurant Stanich’s in Portland, Oregon by declaring its cheeseburger the best in America. That led to a lot of discussion about the role of food writers and list makers in journalism circles. But a later piece by Matthew Singer in Willamette Week says that wasn’t the full story. “In fact, court records show that owner Steve Stanich’s personal life had been spiraling into chaos long before his restaurant landed on the national radar.”
- As a big fan of The Wirecutter, I enjoyed this Vox look at the rise of the recommendation site.
- Twitter co-founder Evan Williams has apparently expressed interest in buying New York Magazine. “We are going to significantly increase our investment in original editorial in the next year,” Williams, 46, said in a statement.
- Netflix is getting serious about original movies. The company is aiming to make 55 original films a year, including some with budgets as high as $200 million.
- It’s that time of year again! Here is NiemanLab’s Predictions for Journalism 2019. So much to digest.
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.