A reminder about last week’s announcement: 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 second edition.
Local updates from the Media Roundup
Here are a few select updates from today’s Media Roundup, written and curated by Linda Hoang:
- Edmonton police will now release names of homicide victims "in most cases." This decision reverts back to the Edmonton Police Service’s previous policy, and comes after a two-and-a-half year evaluation on whether it serves an investigative purpose to release a victim’s name.
- CBC food writer Twyla Campbell has been diagnosed with breast cancer. "I’m going to have a bit of a different focus for a while…" she tweeted.
- City News video journalist Dalia Ashry has received the Arab Women of Excellence in Media Award. The award celebrates the achievements of Arab women in different industries across Canada. "I’m grateful to be working for CityNews, a place that prides itself in diversity," Ashry tweeted.
- Carole Anne Devaney will return to the 6 p.m. Global Edmonton anchor desk with Gord Steinke this fall. Devaney is currently on maternity leave.
- Jason Gregor, host of The Jason Gregor Show on TSN1260, has received a Business in Edmonton 2019 Leader Award for his business Just a Game Productions where he operates every aspect of his show: on-air, sales, marketing and promotions.
Photo by Roman Kraft on Unsplash
Media-related updates from elsewhere
Here are some non-local media links that I found interesting this week:
- The AP has looked at LGBTQ news coverage 50 years after Stonewall before which "mainstream media coverage of gays was generally nonexistent or consisted of negative, police blotter items."
- Google is adding media literacy, "specifically, the ability to identify so-called “fake news” and other false content," to its digital safety and citizenship curriculum for kids called "Be Internet Awesome".
- The Business of Content interviewed Techmeme’s podcast host Brian McCullough about how it came to be and what’s next.
- "Just because people like to chat on their phones doesn’t mean they want to chat with you, news organizations," says Nieman Journalism Lab on the demise of Quartz Brief. Noted!
- Upcoming changes to Google Chrome will prevent news sites from being able to tell if you’re using incognito mode.
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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