Media Monday Edmonton: Update #343

Happy Easter! With the holiday and being sick the last couple of days, I didn’t get my Edmonton Notes published last night. Onward!

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:

  • CBC will broadcast ten Canadian Premier League games this season, including two FC Edmonton games on Sept. 14 and Oct. 19. Ten additional games will be available on CBC Gem and CBC Sports, including FC Edmonton games on July 6 and Sept. 28. The partnership between CBC Sports and MEDIAPRO Canada will kick off on April 27.
  • Star Edmonton reporter Omar Mosleh wrote about hate groups in Edmonton and shared a Twitter thread to add additional context. “I spent about a day writing this story and then a week agonizing over it,” he tweeted. Sportsnet’s Mark Spector initially called the article “poor journalism” on Twitter but later called Omar to apologize.
  • Postmedia photographer Larry Wong placed third in the Sports Action category of the National Pictures of the Year awards, organized by the News Photographers Association of Canada.
  • Premier-designate Jason Kenney says the “war room” he promised to push back against negative media coverage of Alberta’s oil industry will be part of the public affairs bureau and “suggested prospective staff with private-sector experience who have a “creative” approach to communications would be the best fit.”
  • has a profile of Edmonton-based photography Sandy Phimester. “I’m not very good at getting my words across, but I often feel like when I’m making photographs that it’s natural for me to think and feel this way, I can get my feelings out there in a way that makes sense to me,” he says.

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Working together for a smooth transition, photo by Premier of Alberta

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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