Media Monday Edmonton: Update #353

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:


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Media-related updates from elsewhere

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

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.

At Taproot Edmonton we’re working hard to ensure that local journalism has a future in our city. Join us to be part of the movement.

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #352

A reminder about last week’s announcement: Linda Hoang has taken over writing the Media Roundup at Taproot Edmonton. She’s going to do a great job of covering this beat! Here’s her second edition.

Local updates from the Media Roundup

Here are a few select updates from today’s Media Roundup, written and curated by Linda Hoang:


Photo by Roman Kraft on Unsplash

Media-related updates from elsewhere

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

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.

At Taproot Edmonton we’re working hard to ensure that local journalism has a future in our city. Join us to be part of the movement.

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #351

Big news this week! I’m thrilled to announce that Linda Hoang has taken over writing the Media Roundup at Taproot Edmonton. She’s going to do a great job of covering this beat. Here’s her first edition.

Local updates from the Media Roundup

Here are a few select updates from today’s Media Roundup, written and curated by Linda Hoang:


Photo by Roman Kraft on Unsplash

Media-related updates from elsewhere

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

  • Here’s a great long read from The Ringer on the rise of the online recommendation site. I’ve spent far too much time on the Wirecutter over the last couple of years!
  • Nicholas Diakopoulos argues that "the future of AI-enabled journalism will still have plenty of people around" just in different roles where human work is "blended together with algorithms."
  • The Atlantic has introduced a new skill for Amazon Echo and Google Home that offers "a single, illuminating idea" every weekday. Sounds interesting, I’ve added this to my flash briefing!
  • The New Yorker profiles Doris Burke who has been called "the LeBron James of sportscasters".
  • Amazon is renaming its ad-supported video service from Freedive to IMDb TV with plans to launch in Europe later this year. No word yet on whether it’ll come to Canada.

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.

At Taproot Edmonton we’re working hard to ensure that local journalism has a future in our city. Join us to be part of the movement.

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #350

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:

  • 102.3 NOW! Radio (CKNO) leads the pack according to the latest radio ratings released by Numeris.
  • Sunday, June 9 was Albert Delitala’s last day with Global Edmonton. He is joining Global News Toronto. "It’s bittersweet leaving the stellar team at @GlobalEdmonton, but I’m looking forward to this new challenge – and telling the stories back home in Toronto," he tweeted. Delitala joined Global in March 2018 after a short stint at CTV Saskatoon.
  • Adrienne Pan is celebrating 10 years of service with CBC.
  • Retail sales manager Leo Pilon has announced he is retiring after 32 years with CFCW. "I have had the opportunity to learn from so many amazing people and hall of fame broadcasters," he tweeted. His last day will be June 28.
  • The provincial government has announced its "energy war room" will be based in Calgary. "That’s where the industry is and that’s where the punchy communication experts are," Energy Minister Sonya Savage said.

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Andrew Scheer was in Edmonton on June 4, speaking at the Royal Glenora Club

Media-related updates from elsewhere

And here is some non-local media news that I found interesting this week:

  • Jeff Jarvis says that "the efforts of lobbyists for my industry are causing irreparable harm to the internet." He argues that news industry trade organizations "are corruptly cashing in their political capital…in desperate acts of protectionism to attack platform companies."
  • New research conducted for the Medill Local News Initiative found that desktop visitors to three news websites spent more than 99% of their screen time elsewhere. The study "suggests that news outlets would be wise to broaden their view of their competition, and to analyze those competitors to learn more about what their own audiences want."
  • Bleacher Report is on track to make more than $200 million in revenue this year, says Digiday. "The company, which has roughly 500 employees, plans to continue to invest in more long-form video programming, commerce, events and other business areas."
  • Bell Media is "calling for the criminalization of those who are even slightly associated with unauthorized online video streaming" and also suggests regulating U.S. providers like Netflix and Amazon.
  • From Vox – The war to free science: How librarians, pirates, and funders are liberating the world’s academic research from paywalls.

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.

At Taproot Edmonton we’re working hard to ensure that local journalism has a future in our city. Join us to be part of the movement.

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #349

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:

  • Breanna Karstens-Smith is joining Global Edmonton at the end of June “as the weekend 6pm/11pm anchor and a weekday reporter.”
  • Don Metz is officially ending his 40-year association with the Edmonton Oilers. “After having serviced many multi-year contracts in which I held the various roles of game presentation, event and broadcast director and, during the last five years in the full-time employee position of senior advisor and vice-president, we have mutually agreed to part ways allowing me to pursue new opportunities,” he said.
  • The Globe and Mail’s Jana Pruden won gold for Best Feature Article: Long in the 2019 Digital Publishing Awards for her story Murder on the Prairies. Also for the Globe, Marty Klinkenberg and Amber Bracken won gold in Best Arts & Culture Storytelling for Alex Janvier’s colourful life.
  • The latest edition of CBC’s The Ledge podcast focuses on the UCP government’s communication challenges.
  • A documentary called “Our Peggy” pays tribute to the life and work of Peggy Miller-Day, “a Canadian pioneer in radio and broadcasting” who worked at CJCA in Edmonton from the 1940s to the late 1960s. “Aside from broadcasting, she was responsible for writing the lyrics to both the Edmonton Eskimos and BC Lions cheer songs, which continue to be sung to this day during home games.”


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Media-related updates from elsewhere

And here is some non-local media news that I found interesting this week:

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.

At Taproot Edmonton we’re working hard to ensure that local journalism has a future in our city. Join us to be part of the movement.

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #348

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:

  • IABC Edmonton announced the winners of the 2019 Capital Awards on Friday, May 24. A total of 58 awards of excellence and 27 awards of merit were recognized. DDB Edmonton led with seven awards.
  • Joel Gotlib, who “parted ways” with CTV Edmonton last year, has revealed a seven-year battle with prescription painkillers. “Gotlib sometimes suffered panic attacks while he was live on the CTV Edmonton anchor desk. In the newsroom, the pill bottle was never far away.”
  • J.J. Hebert has been dismissed by the Edmonton Oilers. He had served as Senior Director of Hockey Communications and Media Relations since 2003.
  • “I suppose we should never attribute to mischief what can be explained by incompetence,” says David Climenhaga about the Edmonton Journal’s recent editorial arguing in favor of keeping the carbon tax.
  • Senator Paula Simons spoke with CBC about what Postmedia’s efforts to work for Alberta premier Jason Kenney’s “energy war room” means for journalism. “It is very difficult for hardworking, really strong journalists to do their work with credibility when in the public mind people say, ‘Yeah, but your paper is helping the premier produce propaganda,'” Simons said.


Photo by Roman Kraft on Unsplash

Media-related updates from elsewhere

And here is some non-local media news that I found interesting this week:

  • VC firm Andreessen Horowitz has shared a detailed post called investing in the podcast ecosystem in 2019. “We’re interested in investing in the next wave of consumer products and startups coming into the ecosystem, and that includes the audio ecosystem.”
  • In a new interview on the Recode Decode podcast, Twitter co-founder Evan Williams says: “I think there is a better version of social media to be invented and I don’t know if that will happen incrementally, because there’s lots of smart people trying to evolve these systems at these massive companies, or if it will happen with just completely new paradigms and new ideas that come along.”
  • Comcast has agreed to sell its 33% stake in Hulu to Disney in 2024 for at least $27.5 billion. Vox explains the Hulu/Disney/Comcast divorce.
  • At USA Today, Todd Gitlin argues that “journalism that ducks the climate emergency withers into a distraction machine.” He highlights The Guardian’s daily CO2 count as climate news you can use.
  • A new study from the Pew Research Center found that men are overrepresented in the images U.S. news organizations use in news tories posted to Facebook.

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.

At Taproot Edmonton we’re working hard to ensure that local journalism has a future in our city. Join us to be part of the movement.

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #347

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:

  • Postmedia has hired Nick Koolsbergen “to lobby the new United Conservative government on how it could be involved with the new “energy war room” promised by Kenney during the recent Alberta election campaign.” Koolsbergen served as Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s chief of staff from fall 2017 until August 2018 and as the UCP’s campaign manager during the election earlier this year. He announced the formation of Wellington Advocacy following the UCP victory.
  • Chris Henderson has announced that after 8 years at Calder Bateman (and later ZGM Marketing) he is leaving the organization. His last day was Wednesday, May 15. In his farewell post, he called it “the best place I have ever worked.” ZGM tweeted in response, “we can’t thank @ChrisHenderson enough for the immeasurable contributes he made..over the past 8 years.”
  • A new TV show called The Moment is currently filming at Union Hall here in Edmonton. The show features Alberta musicians and will broadcast on a new cable channel called Channel M.
  • Last Wednesday’s edition of Edmonton AM, scheduled to be broadcast live from the streets, turned out to be a wet one. “On a particularly rainy spring morning in Edmonton, there was nothing to do but dance, and make a little radio in the rain.”
  • Vintage Edmonton has dug up a number of ITV News at 10 clips from 1995.


Photo by Roman Kraft on Unsplash

Media-related updates from elsewhere

And here is some non-local media news that I found interesting this week:

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.

At Taproot Edmonton we’re working hard to ensure that local journalism has a future in our city. Join us to be part of the movement.

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #346

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:

Mayor Don Iveson
Mayor Don Iveson speaks with the media following his State of the City address

Media-related updates from elsewhere

And here is some non-local media news that I found interesting this week:

  • It seems that old media companies are flourishing while new media ventures are struggling. Why? One reason, argues Alex Sherman at CNBC, is that “nothing has been disrupted about media except the distribution model. Consumers want the same content as always.”
  • Quartz is now putting all of its articles behind a metered paywall. “The number of free Quartz articles you’ll get varies based on what the site perceives to be your likelihood of becoming a member, among other factors.”
  • A new guide from the Center for Journalism Ethics at the University of Wisconsin says that journalism should aim to be “morally justifiable and not purely extractive or voyeuristic.”
  • Cleveland.com is experimenting with text messages from reporters. “Almost 1,200 people have signed up for the free trial in addition to a few hundred paying customers.”
  • Lots of money is still going into TV advertising, even as consumers switch to streaming services. “Despite significant viewer shortfalls for traditional TV, the nation’s broadcast and cable networks saw advance ad commitments increase 5.2% to more than $20.7 billion in 2018, according to Media Dynamics, a media consultancy.”

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.

At Taproot Edmonton we’re working hard to ensure that local journalism has a future in our city. Join us to be part of the movement.

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #345

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:


Photo by Roman Kraft on Unsplash

Media-related updates from elsewhere

And here is some non-local media news that I found interesting this week:

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.

At Taproot Edmonton we’re working hard to ensure that local journalism has a future in our city. Join us to be part of the movement.

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #344

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:

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HOT 107 at the Stantec Tower, photo by Jason Woodhead

Media-related updates from elsewhere

And here is some non-local media news that I found interesting this week:

  • Avengers: Endgame took in $1.2 billion during its opening weekend, breaking all kinds of records. While showing “the power of theatres…to deliver that wildly big communal experience” it also “shows that Hollywood is increasingly reliant on spectacle to jolt people away from Facebook, Fortnite, Hulu and Netflix and into movie theaters.”
  • A new study found that “more than 80% of journalists admitted to falling for false information online” and that “only 14.9% of journalists surveyed said they had been trained on how to best report on misinformation.”
  • Bloomberg reports that according to the U.S. Census, there are now 6.4 public relations specialists for every news reporter. “It looks like the six-to-one ratio won’t be narrowing anytime soon.”
  • Thursday is World News Day, a made-in-Canada event to “recognize and celebrate the power of journalism to make a difference in people’s lives.” Friday is World Press Freedom Day around the world.
  • A youth-led group called Climate Justice Edmonton (CJE) “believe they are picking up steam in organizing a resistance to Alberta premier-designate Jason Kenney” and his promised “war room” specifically.

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.

At Taproot Edmonton we’re working hard to ensure that local journalism has a future in our city. Join us to be part of the movement.