Media Monday Edmonton: Update #339

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:

  • Finalists for the 70th annual National Newspaper Awards were announced last week and two Edmonton journalists earned nominations. Dan Barnes is a finalist in the sports category for “for reporting on the sad tale of Dorian Boose, who played in the NFL and won a championship with the CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos, only to end up living on the streets and eventually taking his own life.” Ed Kaiser is a finalist in the sports photo category “for a picture showing a Vancouver Canucks player flying through the air as he attempts a shot on goal.”
  • Stephen Keppler has accepted a position with 101.5 EZ Rock in Kelowna. “Edmonton has been my home base for the better part of 20 years off and on,” he wrote. “I am so grateful for all of the relationships Jac and I have formed, and we will miss you ALL, thankfully we will visit for holidays and such.” His last day at 92.5 The Chuck was Friday, March 22. Keppler had been the Afternoon Drive host for the station since April 2015.
  • Corus Entertainment has Global News Decision Alberta as its “comprehensive election coverage available on all platforms.” They plan to offer both a Fact Checker and a Promise Checker.
  • Education reporter Janet French spoke about how stories about teachers are told in the media on Episode 88 of The Ed Podcast.
  • Social media influencer Linda Hoang has announced she is leaving ZGM to launch her own freelance social media strategy & consulting business.

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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