Local updates from the Media Roundup
- Moira Wyton, who has been interning as a reporter for the Edmonton Journal and has written for the National Post and Vice Canada, announced she’s been hired on as a full-time reporter with Postmedia.
- Former EZ Rock radio host Ron Clark has joined 96.3 The Breeze as their new weekend morning announcer.
- Former CTV Edmonton journalist Serena Mah is launching a media training program. "Delivering crisp, key messages is essential to tell your story," she tweeted.
- This year’s Edmonton Comedy Festival Media Challenge competitors have been unveiled. Check out the list of competitors here and watch them duke it out on Oct. 16. Tickets go on sale Sept. 2.
- Former Global Edmonton news director Michael Fulmes is retiring. Fulmes helped "shape the careers of the journalists whose stories you watch and read every day," Global Edmonton tweeted.
Bonus! I was happy to speak with Cara Bedford from Disruption Magazine about changes in media and the importance of local.
Media-related updates from elsewhere
Here are some non-local media links that I found interesting this week:
- Down in Calgary, Postmedia is pulling out all the stops to get a new arena for the Flames, reports David Climenhaga. "When a passel of billionaires want their taxpayer subsidy, Postmedia’s prepared to lay on the full court press to make sure they get it."
- The Athletic says it has reached more than 500,000 subscribers and plans to nearly double that by the end of the year.
- NewsHero wants to "report the news with an emphasis on the best in humanity" and has launched a Kickstarter campaign to get started.
- Heidi Legg argues at CNN that billionaires are saving journalism. "Today, when so many newspapers are struggling to barely hang on, buyers are digitally savvy, often live in the city where the paper is published and appear to care about democracy."
- We’re only seven months into the year, but Disney has already broken its own all-time annual global box office record thanks to blockbusters like Avengers: Endgame and The Lion King.
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.