Local updates from the Media Roundup
- Freelance food writer Twyla Campbell is the new editor-in-chief of Eat Local, an Edmonton-based food magazine which is celebrating its one year anniversary.
- Melanistic Magazine, an ethno-cultural lifestyle magazine exploring black culture in Edmonton, has officially launched.
- Corus broadcasters including Global Edmonton, 630 CHED and CISN Country anchors, reporters and hosts participated in the annual Corus Radiothon, raising $1.4 million for the Stollery Children’s Hospital.
- Congratulations to Postmedia justice reporter and American expat Jonny Wakefield, who has been sworn in as a Canadian citizen.
- Congratulations to political blogger, podcaster and commentator Dave Cournoyer, who is celebrating 15 years of blogging.
Media-related updates from elsewhere
Here are some non-local media links that I found interesting this week:
- ESPN plans to air "more than 500 live original shows across its own digital properties and platforms including YouTube, Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook," reports Digiday.
- "More and more, publishers who engage in paid acquisition are reporting that they think about the relationships they have with their audience in increasingly nuanced ways," writes Phillip Smith in an article about newsrooms spending money to make money.
- "As hedge funds take a greater role in newspaper chains, journalists at the Chicago Tribune and elsewhere are sending out an S.O.S.," reports The New York Times.
- "If the media world were ruled by thoughtfulness, rigor and ethics, TMZ wouldn’t have broken the news about Sunday’s helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others before all the families were notified," writes Margaret Sullivan at The Washington Post.
- In China, the government "usually keeps a tight grip on what is said, seen and heard about it." But things are different with the coronavirus. "The sheer amount of criticism have made it difficult for Beijing to control the message," reports The New York Times.
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