Media Monday Edmonton: Update #361

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:

  • Should media (including bloggers) covering a Fringe show be obligated to write a review of every show they see? This question was posed by Globe and Mail western arts correspondent Marsha Lederman after she was denied press access to the Vancouver Fringe, citing "controversy over media passes at the Edmonton Fringe."
  • Congratulations to Ryan Jackson, who is joining the City of Edmonton’s Communications and Engagement Department as their new staff video storyteller.
  • Global Edmonton graphic designer Tonia Gloweski was profiled at the NAIT Nugget. "[Graphics are] another tool to use to get our point across and help the viewers digest the story a bit more," she says.
  • Former A-Channel news personality Rob Hislop is featured in Marty Forbes’ latest Edmonton Sun column. Hislop has ventured into photography and his photos from two trips to Africa can be seen at a Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts exhibit.
  • Allarco Entertainment, an Edmonton-based company that operates Super Channel, has filed a lawsuit against Best Buy, Staples, London Drugs and Canada Computers for alleged complicity "in promoting content piracy by selling Internet streaming devices."

Photo by Roman Kraft on Unsplash

Media-related updates from elsewhere

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

  • The 2019 Emmy’s were broadcast on Sunday night with viewership plummeting to an all-time low, reaching just 6.9 million viewers in the 18-49 demographic. "That also represents a 33% rating decline on last year’s Monday night show on NBC and roughly the same on the 2017 ceremony which also aired on a Sunday night on CBS."
  • A.G. Sulzberger, publisher of the New York Times, says in a new op-ed there is "a worldwide assault on journalists and journalism" and that "I do not believe President Trump has any intention of changing course or muting his attacks on journalists."
  • The US-based Institute for Nonprofit News’ annual INN Index says that "nonprofit news outlets brought in $450 million in annual revenue — $100 million more than the previous year." Just 12% of that comes from earned sources.
  • After raising $2.6 million to launch an English-language office, The Correspondent will have just one full-time journalist based in the US. The site is aiming to launch next week.
  • From Nieman Reports: What Happens When Weekly Newspapers Disappear? "No one at city council and school board meetings, politicians rarely held accountable—and fewer stories for farmers to read and decide whether they need to get mad."

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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