Local updates from the Media Roundup
Here are a few select updates from today’s Media Roundup:
- Jason Purcell and Matthew Stepanic are hoping to launch Glass Bookshop in November 2019 in The Quarters. “Glass Bookshop will be part bookstore, part wine bar, and all community space, where readers and writers can gather for readings, launches, and conversation,” reads the Indiegogo campaign.
- Global Edmonton’s Quinn Ohler is the recipient of this year’s Rising Star aware from Lethbridge College. “I’m humbled. I thought maybe they called the wrong person when they told me,” Ohler said.
- Mark Drelich, former with NOW! 102.3 FM, and Chelsea Bird, formerly with 104.9 Virgin Radio, are house guests on season 7 of Big Brother Canada which premieres on March 6.
- Red Deer-based Todayville recently launched a Twitter account for Todayville Edmonton.
- The Edmonton Public Library podcast Overdue Finds was named Outstanding Branded Series at the Canadian Podcast Awards.
Media-related updates from elsewhere
And here is some non-local media news that I found interesting this week:
- Luminary has launched with nearly $100 million in funding, a lineup of big stars, and a plan to build a subscription-based company like Netflix but for podcasts.
- “Here’s the real problem: I could listen to podcasts, on double speed, for every waking minute of my week and still not come close to chipping away at the stack of all of the episodes piling up in my queue.” Mashable writer Marcus Gilmer says, “I’m giving up podcasts to save my brain and soul from overload.”
- Last week I heard about the Momo hoax for the first time when a local TV journalist contacted me for comment. From Nieman Journalism Lab: How local TV news stations are playing a major (and enthusiastic) role in spreading the Momo hoax.
- I enjoyed this interview with Brian McCullough of the Internet History Podcast. “The book may’ve been the final product, but the podcast turned into a force in its own right.”
- From The New Yorker: The Making of the Fox News White House
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.