Media Monday Edmonton: Update #359

Taproot Edmonton’s latest Media Roundup was published today. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox every Monday morning.

Local updates from the Media Roundup

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

  • According to new radio ratings released by Numeris, 102.3 NOW! continues to lead in listenership. The recently rebranded POWER 107 (formerly HOT 107) is hovering near the bottom of the ratings.
  • Congratulations to CISN Country’s Chris Scheetz, Matt DeBeurs and Jacqueline Sweeney, who were named the Canadian Country Music Association’s Major Market Personalities of the Year for the fourth time in five years.
  • Chris Chacon joins Global Edmonton as digital journalist. Chacon was previously a video journalist at Global Lethbridge.
  • Postmedia legislative reporter Clare Clancy is leaving the paper to travel. "I am a restless person and Edmonton is the longest I’ve stayed in one place," she tweeted. "I’m grateful for the last three years."
  • According to a full-page ad in the September issue of Avenue Edmonton, Global Edmonton’s Carole Anne Devaney will be returning to News Hour at 6 on Sept. 16.

Photo by Roman Kraft on Unsplash

Media-related updates from elsewhere

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

  • A new US-focused study has found that "despite the economic hardships that local newspapers have endured, they remain, by far, the most significant providers of journalism in their communities." The researchers say that "the long hoped for emergence of online-only outlets as comparable providers of local journalism still appears to be a long way off."
  • Google is now under antitrust investigation by 50 attorneys general for its dominance in the advertising and search businesses. The company is also being investigated along with Facebook by the Justice Department and FTC "out of concerns they may be stifling competition in the industry."
  • Nielsen says it will start including people viewing programs "out of home" in its ratings. That includes places like restaurants and hotel rooms.
  • The Verge says that YouTube creators are turning the site into a podcast network. "These creators have figured out how to make podcasts work on a platform that wasn’t designed for them, leveraging YouTube’s search algorithm to meet new audiences, make more money, and expand into a medium that’s expected to grow rapidly in the coming years."
  • Joichi Ito, who led the M.I.T. Media Lab, has stepped down after "the disclosure of his efforts to conceal his financial connections to" Jeffrey Epstein. "Mr. Ito’s resignation came less than a day after an article in The New Yorker described the measures that he and other media lab officials took to conceal its relationship with Mr. Epstein."

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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