Local updates from the Media Roundup
Here are a few select updates from today’s Media Roundup:
- The Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA) has announced the finalists for the 2018-19 Alberta Magazine Awards. The awards gala will be hosted by Todd Babiak at the 24th annual Alberta Magazines Conference on April 4 in Calgary.
- Daze Magazine’s raised $4,230 in its Kickstarter campaign from 101 backers. Fish Griwkowsky featured the upstart publication recently. “The Daze staff is speaking with investors, and planning live fundraiser events that are already all but confirmed.”
- Royal Bison has launched a podcast about makers in and around Edmonton called Makers Moment. The first episode features Molly McMahon of Stranger Design.
- UrbanYEG presents InstaMeet 19 on March 2 at the Alberta Legislature.
- The Misery Beat: The Ethics of Reporting on Crime and Human Suffering features Jana Pruden. It takes place on March 4 at the TELUS Centre.
Photo by Don Voaklander
Media-related updates from elsewhere
And here is some non-local media news that I found interesting this week:
- From Chartable: Here’s why we’re entering the Golden Age of Podcasts, in 10 graphs.
- The Knight Foundation is committing $300 million over five years to organizations including the American Journalism Project, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and ProPublica.
- Philanthropy is becoming a critical funding source for journalism. Last year alone, “57 percent of nonprofit news’ revenue came from foundations, a sizable chunk in a field with almost $350 million in total annual revenue among 200 organizations.”
- According to eMarketer, digital ad spending in the US will surpass traditional ad spending this year. “Also for the first time, the combined share of the duopoly (Google and Facebook) will drop, even as their revenues grow.” That’s thanks to Amazon, “which continues to take share from just about everyone.”
- We all know that media jobs are disappearing. “But new data from LinkedIn shows that the plight of journalists may not be that bad — if you’re willing to consider a broader definition of what constitutes “journalism” and its para-industries,” says Recode.
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.