Media Monday Edmonton: Update #344

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:

Stantec Tower April 2019
HOT 107 at the Stantec Tower, photo by Jason Woodhead

Media-related updates from elsewhere

And here is some non-local media news that I found interesting this week:

  • Avengers: Endgame took in $1.2 billion during its opening weekend, breaking all kinds of records. While showing “the power of theatres…to deliver that wildly big communal experience” it also “shows that Hollywood is increasingly reliant on spectacle to jolt people away from Facebook, Fortnite, Hulu and Netflix and into movie theaters.”
  • A new study found that “more than 80% of journalists admitted to falling for false information online” and that “only 14.9% of journalists surveyed said they had been trained on how to best report on misinformation.”
  • Bloomberg reports that according to the U.S. Census, there are now 6.4 public relations specialists for every news reporter. “It looks like the six-to-one ratio won’t be narrowing anytime soon.”
  • Thursday is World News Day, a made-in-Canada event to “recognize and celebrate the power of journalism to make a difference in people’s lives.” Friday is World Press Freedom Day around the world.
  • A youth-led group called Climate Justice Edmonton (CJE) “believe they are picking up steam in organizing a resistance to Alberta premier-designate Jason Kenney” and his promised “war room” specifically.

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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