Local updates from the Media Roundup
Here are a few select updates from today’s Media Roundup:
- CJSR celebrated its 35th anniversay on Jan. 7. In a tweet marking the occasion, the station said “we’ve been challenging the radio status quo ever since.”
- Canadian Journalists of Colour is “a supportive community of BIPOC folks working in the media industry across Canada.” It launched in late October, championed by Anita Li, Director of Communities at The Discourse. Anya Zoledziowski leads the local chapter.
- Jonny Wakefield has taken over Postmedia’s local court bureau. “I’ll be covering interesting cases as well as justice issues more broadly,” he tweeted.
- The Alberta Podcast Network has refreshed its website for the new year. Here is the latest roundup of local podcasts. APN president Karen Unland shared some tips on how to find a great podcast for New Trail.
- Chelsea Klukas, a product design manager at Facebook, has been announced as the keynote speaker for iMEDIA 2019. Title Beyond Screens: Design and Marketing of the Future, the keynote “will explore formats that are already emerging and will become increasingly relevant in the future including voice, biometrics, and artificial intelligence.”
Photo by Don Voaklander
Media-related updates from elsewhere
And here is some non-local media news that I found interesting this week:
- WordPress.com and the News Revenue Hub have announced Newspack, a new toolkit for small and mid-sized publishers to streamline their tech.
- From Motherboard: The Rise and Demise of RSS.
- Editor Gabriel Snyder says journalism doesn’t fit well in a funnel. But: “I believe subscriptions and memberships are a glint of good news in an otherwise troubled media landscape.”
- Stephen King complained on Twitter about The Portland Press Herald’s decision to stop publishing regional book reviews. The paper “promptly responded with a challenge: If Mr. King could get his followers to buy 100 digital subscriptions, it would bring back the local reviews.” It doubled that in 48 hours.
- Another streaming service is coming in 2020: NBCUniversal is planning to launch its own standalone service.
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.