Media Monday Edmonton: Update #346

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:

Mayor Don Iveson
Mayor Don Iveson speaks with the media following his State of the City address

Media-related updates from elsewhere

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

  • It seems that old media companies are flourishing while new media ventures are struggling. Why? One reason, argues Alex Sherman at CNBC, is that “nothing has been disrupted about media except the distribution model. Consumers want the same content as always.”
  • Quartz is now putting all of its articles behind a metered paywall. “The number of free Quartz articles you’ll get varies based on what the site perceives to be your likelihood of becoming a member, among other factors.”
  • A new guide from the Center for Journalism Ethics at the University of Wisconsin says that journalism should aim to be “morally justifiable and not purely extractive or voyeuristic.”
  • is experimenting with text messages from reporters. “Almost 1,200 people have signed up for the free trial in addition to a few hundred paying customers.”
  • Lots of money is still going into TV advertising, even as consumers switch to streaming services. “Despite significant viewer shortfalls for traditional TV, the nation’s broadcast and cable networks saw advance ad commitments increase 5.2% to more than $20.7 billion in 2018, according to Media Dynamics, a media consultancy.”

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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