Local updates from the Media Roundup
- 630 CHED announced that Chelsea Bird and Shaye Ganam will be the new co-hosts of 630 CHED Mornings, debuting Sept. 3.
- Hot 107 has rebranded as Power 107. The new format "celebrates that moment in time when pop music ruled the Edmonton airwaves with something different yet strangely familiar."
- Edmonton Journal city columnist Elise Stolte is taking a year-long leave of absence in September, joining her husband as he studies new technologies in architecture in Zurich.
- Sarah O’Donnell announced she’ll be joining CBC Edmonton as senior producer of Edmonton AM.
- Taproot co-founder Mack Male is the latest guest on YEG.Me podcast. He talks about blogging, social media, tech, Edmonton and of course, Taproot and its efforts to develop sustainable local journalism.
Media-related updates from elsewhere
Here are some non-local media links that I found interesting this week:
- A new study from the Digital Democracy Project found that “it appears that simply consuming news, regardless of source, makes people susceptible to being misinformed about the issues.” Yikes.
- 6AM, a newsletter publisher operating in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Florida, has shared lessons learned creating its company playbook over the last three years.
- From the American Journalism Project: 7 lessons from revenue teams at exemplary Civic News Organizations
- According to a report in the Financial Times, Apple has committed more than $6 billion for original shows and movies ahead of the launch of its new video streaming service.
- Disney+ will launch in Canada on Nov. 12 and will cost $8.99 per month or $89.99 per year.
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.