Media Monday Edmonton: Update #340

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:

  • 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.”

Photo by Roman Kraft on Unsplash

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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