Local updates from the Media Roundup
- Ryan Jespersen has been recognized for his contributions to mental health in Alberta, winning a Communications Award from the Canadian Mental Health Association Alberta Division Board (CMHA).
- Postmedia political reporter Emma Graney is leaving the press gallery to cover business and energy for the Globe and Mail. "The #ableg beat (and #skpoli before that) was a slice, but I’m incredibly excited for this new challenge," Graney tweeted.
- Corus Entertainment created a journalism scholarship for University of Regina students in honour of Global Edmonton anchor Gord Steinke, who is a U of R alumnus.
- Former Postmedia political columnist Graham Thomson announced he’ll be launching a website with blog soon — one year since leaving the Edmonton Journal.
- One of Edmonton’s oldest print shops, Pioneer Press, is celebrating 125 years in business.
Media-related updates from elsewhere
Here are some non-local media links that I found interesting this week:
- Apple has apparently approached record labels about bundling Apple Music and Apple TV+ as part of a "super-bundle of media content".
- In the latest media consolidation news: Group Nine Media is acquiring POPSUGAR Inc. in a deal that values the combined company at $1 billion. "According to a statement, the purpose of the merger is to give the combined company more scale for selling digital ads."
- As a tech and media guy, this headline caught my eye: The Washington Post’s Most Valuable Asset Is Now Its Software, Thanks to Jeff Bezos
- Supermarket giant Aldi has stopped selling newspapers and magazines as of Sept. 30 apparently due to a dispute with a distributor, though it does fit with a larger trend happened across the globe. "Kroger, which is America’s largest supermarket chain by revenue, will no longer carry free newspapers and magazines as of October 15, after carrying them (and giving local publishers exposure) for 20 years."
- Deadspin reports that the future of Sports Illustrated is not pretty. "The executives now in charge of Sports Illustrated don’t see any problem with gutting and reinventing a revered publication because they don’t believe anyone is actually a fan of the magazine."
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.