Local updates from the Media Roundup
Here are a few select updates from today’s Media Roundup:
- A media consortium consisting of Postmedia, CBC, CityNews, and CTV has scheduled a leaders’ debate for Thursday, April 4 from 5:30pm to 7pm. It’ll be recorded at CTV Edmonton with Postmedia’s Emma Graney, CBC’s Kim Trynacity, CTV’s Erin Isfeld, and Courtney Theriault from CityNews on the media panel. Though not part of the consortium, Global News had said previously that it planned to broadcast a leaders’ debate.
- Blogger Chris Nelson who writes Edmonton Weather Nerdery was featured by CBC Edmonton.
- Episode 24 of Don’t Call Me a Guru hosted by Linda Hoang features social media influencer Brittney Le Blanc. Among other things, “Linda and Brittney discuss how social media can be used to build community.”
- Black Press Group has laid off 25 people from the Red Deer Advocate which, according to the Media and Communications Workers of Alberta, is the last remaining daily newspaper in the area. “The pressroom and mailroom operations will be moved to other Black Press locations in Calgary and Edmonton.”
- Andray Domise writing in Maclean’s about Canadian media leaving racism unchallenged: “I may have been a coward in failing to speak up when my brothers in Edmonton asked me to say something, or help them find a platform to say something themselves.”
Media-related updates from elsewhere
And here is some non-local media news that I found interesting this week:
- On my long read list from CJR: A Public Record at Risk: The Dire State of News Archiving in the Digital Age.
- Mark Zuckerberg has apparently said he’s open to creating a news tab on Facebook for high-quality news and would also be willing to pay publishers to support it.
- The Correspondent has announced it has closed its campaign office in New York and will not open a newsroom in the United States for now. “In the future, we might open newsrooms in different parts of the world.”
- Spotify is acquiring Parcast, another podcast network.
- Julie Greens, a public relations student at the AP college university in Antwerp, is conducting a survey on the future relationship of journalism and communication agencies. It’s short, will only take a minute or two to fill out!
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.