Local updates from the Media Roundup
- During a time of shrinking newsrooms and evolving roles in the industry, MacEwan University has launched a new television studio as part of its bachelor of communication studies program. As part of the studio opening, Global News announced it is establishing a new $10,000 journalism scholarship for students in the program.
- The inaugural issue of the Alberta Jewish News is out, following a merger between the Edmonton Jewish News and Calgary’s Jewish Free Press.
- Lionel Rault’s CKUA afternoon show Somethin’ Else aired its final broadcast on Feb. 14. Rault, who has been an announcer with CKUA for 26 years, will continue to host his popular weekend show Lionel’s Vinyls.
- CBC Edmonton is opening a mini pop-up bureau at the Clareview Recreation Centre from Feb. 24-29.
- The Edmonton Broadcasters Club is calling for new members.
Media-related updates from elsewhere
Here are some non-local media links that I found interesting this week:
- "It’s no exaggeration to say that much of the American newspaper industry is in a death spiral," writes Margaret Sullivan at The Washington Post. "Yet local newspapers are relatively well-trusted — and the vacuum created as they fade allows false information to spread."
- Publishes are finding that producing less content is leading to growing audience traffic, higher dwell times, and ultimately more subscribers.
- The Information achieved profitability in 2016 and expects $20 million in sales by the end of 2020, according to a new feature published by The New York Times. "As other online organs have bloated and intermittently fasted, The Information’s reporters have become known in Silicon Valley for sniffing out the industry’s misdeeds and tweaking its powerful."
- According to a new report from McKinsey & Company, women make up 49% of the total workforce in media and entertainment but hold just 27% of C-suite positions.
- "The tech industry needs to understand that a challenging press is important component of society," writes Hunter Walk. He includes four things for the tech industry to rethink and three things that reporters should avoid.
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