Local updates from the Media Roundup
Here are a few select updates from today’s Media Roundup:
- Former Edmonton Sun photographer Perry Mah died on March 12 at the age of 60. A funeral for Mah will be held on Saturday, March 23 at 11am at the Connelly McKinley Funeral Chapel at 10011 114 Street. In lieu of flowers, donations in Perry’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alberta Diabetes Research Foundation.
- Dean Millard has been let go by TSN1260 as part of Bell Media’s national sports radio cuts.
- Anya Zoledziowski, a local multimedia journalist, says in a story about women of colour in journalism: “it’s important to incorporate multiple voices in the ongoing discussions around race, so we can work collaboratively to make newsrooms more inclusive.”
- The Prairie Region finalists for the RTDNA Canada Awards have been announced. CBC Edmonton earned eight nominations, Global Edmonton picked up six, and CTV Edmonton earned three. The winners will be announced on April 6 in Saskatoon.
- Sportsnet and APTN are teaming up to deliver the first ever NHL game in Plains Cree on Sunday. Rogers Hometown Hockey will be broadcasting live that day from Enoch Cree Nation, west of Edmonton.
CBC Open House 2019, photo by Jason Woodhead
Media-related updates from elsewhere
And here is some non-local media news that I found interesting this week:
- Facebook today announced the Facebook Journalism Project Community Network to help participants build community through local news. “The company says there’s a user consumption case to be made here: 50 percent of users in one of its studies said they want to see more local news and community information on the platform.”
- A long read from New York Media’s Vulture that I have saved to read later: How Podcasts Became an Essential Medium.
- Apple is slated to launch a new streaming video service next week in California. “Apple didn’t need stars before, but it needs them now,” writes the New York Times. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings confirmed the company has no plans to participate in the new service.
- Wired’s paywall helped the publication grow its digital subscriptions from 30,000 to over 100,000 in just one year.
- YouTube Star Lilly Singh to Replace Carson Daly in NBC Late-Night Slot. “An Indian-Canadian woman with her own late-night show? Now that is a dream come true,” Singh said.
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.