Media Monday Edmonton: Update #338

Taproot Edmonton’s latest Media Roundup was published today. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox every Monday morning.

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
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:

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.

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