Local updates from the Media Roundup
Here are a few select updates from today’s Media Roundup:
- Dale McFee was sworn in as Edmonton’s 23rd police chief on Friday at City Hall. During his remarks, McFee said one of his first orders of business will be to launch an independent review into the EPS practice of not naming homicide victims.
- “Every weekday morning at Kameyosek school in Edmonton, young students are bustling behind the scenes of their very own daily TV news show.” The broadcast club was started in 2015 by principal Hector Pothier.
- With a little over two weeks to go, Daze Magazine has raised $1,500 of its $2,200 goal.
- Bon VUEage: A celebreation of the run of Vue Weekly will take place on Feb. 8 at The Aviary.
- IABC Edmonton and CPRS Edmonton present Communication Ethics in An Information Age on Feb. 13 at the Westin Edmonton.
Honourable Jim Prentice, Alberta’s 16th Premier, Recognized with Legislature Portrait, photo by Premier of Alberta
Media-related updates from elsewhere
And here is some non-local media news that I found interesting this week:
- The Washington Post aired a $5.2 million Super Bowl commercial “paying tribute to the importance of journalism and journalists throughout history and today.” Watch the ad narrated by Tom Hanks here.
- Facebook turns 15 today and to celebrate NiemanLab has collected the 10 most important moments in Facebook’s not-so-great relationship with the news industry.
- Newseum has announced it will close at the end of 2019 because “operating costs had proven to be unsustainable.” I visited the museum in 2009.
- The Economist recently launched its new current affairs podcast called The Intelligence and is “taking a series of steps to bring more emotion to its brand after research revealed that it was seen as lacking in humanity and accessibility.”
- The Associated Press says it is “enabling local news coverage on hard-hitting topics at a really massive scale.” Last year the AP saw 1,400 downloads from 300 local newsrooms on its data.world platform.
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.