Local updates from the Media Roundup
- After 30 years, veteran CTV Edmonton anchor Daryl McIntyre has signed off for the final time with the station. In his last broadcast on CTV News at 6 on Sept. 13, McIntyre bid farewell to viewers. Watch the video at ctvnews.ca.
- Kent Morrison has officially replaced Shaye Ganam as Global News Morning anchor. Morrison will also continue to anchor Global News at Noon.
- After being fired from the Edmonton Journal for a controversial open letter to Jason Kenney, writer and comedian Tim Mikula is back at it, writing Old Man Mikula’s Controversial Opinions for Gig City.
- Congratulations to Anthony Johnson and Dr. James Makokis, an Indigenous, two-spirit couple from Amiskwaciy-Wâskahikan (Edmonton), who won this season of The Amazing Race Canada.
- The 2019 Ember Awards, which celebrates digital excellence from individuals and organizations across Alberta, are accepting submissions until Sept. 18. Tickets are also on sale for the awards night.
Media-related updates from elsewhere
Here are some non-local media links that I found interesting this week:
- Taproot is participating in Covering Climate Now, an initiative to provided focused coverage of the climate crisis that more than 250 news organizations around the world have committed to.
- Netflix has landed the global streaming rights to all 180 episodes of Seinfeld starting in 2021.
- From The Washington Post: TikTok’s Beijing roots fuel censorship suspicion as it builds a huge U.S. audience
- Bloomberg says it is on track to double its digital subscribers by the end of the year, with revenue from subscribers reaching double-digit percentage of total digital revenue in 2020.
- "In these contentious days of bad-faith politics and maneuvering for advantage, the presentation and framing of stories — as well as their dead-on accuracy — are more important than ever," writes Margaret Sullivan. "There’s little room for error and not a shred of forgiveness for it."
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.