Media Monday Edmonton: Update #351

Big news this week! I’m thrilled to announce that Linda Hoang has taken over writing the Media Roundup at Taproot Edmonton. She’s going to do a great job of covering this beat. Here’s her first edition.

Local updates from the Media Roundup

Here are a few select updates from today’s Media Roundup, written and curated by Linda Hoang:

Photo by Roman Kraft on Unsplash

Media-related updates from elsewhere

Here are some non-local media links that I found interesting this week:

  • Here’s a great long read from The Ringer on the rise of the online recommendation site. I’ve spent far too much time on the Wirecutter over the last couple of years!
  • Nicholas Diakopoulos argues that "the future of AI-enabled journalism will still have plenty of people around" just in different roles where human work is "blended together with algorithms."
  • The Atlantic has introduced a new skill for Amazon Echo and Google Home that offers "a single, illuminating idea" every weekday. Sounds interesting, I’ve added this to my flash briefing!
  • The New Yorker profiles Doris Burke who has been called "the LeBron James of sportscasters".
  • Amazon is renaming its ad-supported video service from Freedive to IMDb TV with plans to launch in Europe later this year. No word yet on whether it’ll come to Canada.

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.

At Taproot Edmonton we’re working hard to ensure that local journalism has a future in our city. Join us to be part of the movement.

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