Posts Categorized: Media Monday Edmonton

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #281

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Former Edmonton Journal opinion editor David Evans died last week of pancreatic cancer. “Evans, 68, worked at the Journal for 15 years, arriving as an editorial writer in 1997 and rising to opinion editor before retiring in 2012. In that time, he was twice nominated for a… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #280

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Alberta Views magazine is celebrating 20 years of publication. “I had hoped that we would put it on a strong foundation and it would last the way Harper’s has lasted,” founding editor Jackie Flanagan told CBC. Jeff Samsonow noticed a recent Paula Simons column appeared on the… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #279

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: CBC Edmonton’s Zoë Todd is now “covering the peace region from Grande Prairie”. Pretty neat looking newsroom! Jason Gregor reports that this year’s Month of Giving raised $102,625. “We helped out The Christmas Bureau, The Holiday Hamper, Brightfield elementary breakfast program, Alzheimers Foundation, Adopt-A-Teen, The MS Society,… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #278

This will be my final media notes entry of 2017 – see you in the new year! Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Randy Boissonnault, MP for Edmonton Centre, announced funding of nearly $700,000 “to help launch Radio Cité, a francophone community radio station for the Edmonton area.” The station, at 97.9 FM,… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #275

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Postmedia and Torstar agreed to swap 37 community newspapers and 4 free commuter papers, many of which were promptly shut down resulting in the loss of at least 290 jobs. While this mostly affected papers in Ontario, former Metro Edmonton reporter Ryan Tumilty was among those let… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #274

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: CKUA is celebrating 90 years on the air – it’s first air date was November 21, 1927. “After starting as a University of Alberta extension service for farmers, CKUA now has 16 FM transmitters from Fort McMurray to Lethbridge, with 250,000 weekly listeners.” The Faculty of Extension… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #273

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Here’s an update from Movember on John Sexsmith. “I haven’t lost my positive attitude,” he says in the video. Former Edmonton Journal sports writer Joanne Ireland has a new book on the Edmonton Oilers called 100 Things Oilers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die. She… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #272

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Jana Pruden wrote about Ruth Kelly and Venture Publishing at the Globe and Mail in a piece called The death of Wonder Woman. “Ruth’s steadfast belief that she could somehow power through it, that the business could still turn around and recover, had become unhealthy; her optimism… Reads more »