Local updates from the Media Roundup
- Fear on the Family Farm, a modern true crime story written by Globe and Mail feature writer, and former Edmonton Journal crime bureau chief Jana Pruden, has been released as a novel.
- Media Mag reports that hybrid and standalone startup online news platforms are on the rise in Alberta, with traditional news organizations creating standalone digital platforms, along with "a few courageous entrepreneurs — most with a journalism background" funding online local news platforms (including Taproot Edmonton).
- Global Edmonton’s 2019 Kevin Karius Celebrity Golf Classic raised $100,000 for Easter Seals. “We’re between $1.6 and $1.7 million raised since 2002 which is quite remarkable,” Karius said.
- The Edmonton Podcasting Get-Together is taking place Tuesday, July 9 at the ATB Entrepreneur Centre.
- Andrew Grose presents I Lost My Radio Job and This is My Plan B on July 18 at the ATB Financial Arts Barns.
Media-related updates from elsewhere
Here are some non-local media links that I found interesting this week:
- The New York Times has published a story documenting the changing approach of news organizations to climate change. For instance, The Guardian now prefers "climate emergency" over "climate change" and "climate science denier" over "climate skeptic". "But even among journalists who want to convey that climate change is a crisis, there is not unanimity about how to play it."
- With the purchase of 20th Century Fox, "Disney controls more of the movie business than any studio in generations." What does that mean for Hollywood?
- What a unique way to promote newspaper subscriptions: each of Golden State Warrior Klay Thompson’s limited edition shoes featuring newsprint styling "come with a one-year subscription to any Bay Area News Group paper."
- Pew Research Center has published a look how its questions about Americans’ news habits have changed since the mid-1990s. "In 1996, for example, we asked Americans whether they got news about that year’s presidential campaign from “computer on-line sources.”"
- From Cory Doctorow, an op-ed from the future: I Shouldn’t Have to Publish This in The New York Times.
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.