Local updates from the Media Roundup
- The Canadian Energy Centre, Premier Jason Kenney’s "war room" aimed at battling misinformation about Alberta’s energy industry, has launched.
- APTN and Rogers Sportsnet have agreed to a three-year deal to broadcast NHL games in Plains Cree.
- Benjamin Freeland has launched a new Medium publication called The Amiskuan (ᐊᒥᐢᑯ ᐃᔨᓂ). Articles will focus on "futuristic imaginings of post-oil, post-resource economy, post-colonial hangover Canada w/ focus on #Indigenous language revitalization, culture & tech," Freeland tweeted.
- CityNews videojournalist Carly Robinson shared the reality of putting a story together today — sometimes voiceovers are recorded at home underneath a blanket, with some furry distractions.
- The first round of speakers has been announced for SocialWest 2020. Media Roundup curator Linda Hoang will present on influencer marketing.
Media-related updates from elsewhere
Here are some non-local media links that I found interesting this week:
- We can’t fight fake news without saving local journalism, says Emily Bell.
- LION Publishers has received a $1 million grant to help it do more for local, independent, online news sites.
- Netflix had about 6.5 million subscribers in Canada as of the end of Q3 2019.
- Axios is looking to raise at least $20 million in a funding round that would value the company at about $200 million.
- "Those who care about the vitality of journalism should here take a pause and ask why they don’t feel disturbed," writes Marc Ambinder in the New York Times about the House Intelligence Committee’s subpoena of John Solomon’s phone records.
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.