Media Monday Edmonton: Update #341

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Local updates from the Media Roundup

Here are a few select updates from today’s Media Roundup:


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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.

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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #340

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:

  • A media consortium consisting of Postmedia, CBC, CityNews, and CTV has scheduled a leaders’ debate for Thursday, April 4 from 5:30pm to 7pm. It’ll be recorded at CTV Edmonton with Postmedia’s Emma Graney, CBC’s Kim Trynacity, CTV’s Erin Isfeld, and Courtney Theriault from CityNews on the media panel. Though not part of the consortium, Global News had said previously that it planned to broadcast a leaders’ debate.
  • Blogger Chris Nelson who writes Edmonton Weather Nerdery was featured by CBC Edmonton.
  • Episode 24 of Don’t Call Me a Guru hosted by Linda Hoang features social media influencer Brittney Le Blanc. Among other things, “Linda and Brittney discuss how social media can be used to build community.”
  • Black Press Group has laid off 25 people from the Red Deer Advocate which, according to the Media and Communications Workers of Alberta, is the last remaining daily newspaper in the area. “The pressroom and mailroom operations will be moved to other Black Press locations in Calgary and Edmonton.”
  • Andray Domise writing in Maclean’s about Canadian media leaving racism unchallenged: “I may have been a coward in failing to speak up when my brothers in Edmonton asked me to say something, or help them find a platform to say something themselves.”


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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.

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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #339

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Local updates from the Media Roundup

Here are a few select updates from today’s Media Roundup:

  • Finalists for the 70th annual National Newspaper Awards were announced last week and two Edmonton journalists earned nominations. Dan Barnes is a finalist in the sports category for “for reporting on the sad tale of Dorian Boose, who played in the NFL and won a championship with the CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos, only to end up living on the streets and eventually taking his own life.” Ed Kaiser is a finalist in the sports photo category “for a picture showing a Vancouver Canucks player flying through the air as he attempts a shot on goal.”
  • Stephen Keppler has accepted a position with 101.5 EZ Rock in Kelowna. “Edmonton has been my home base for the better part of 20 years off and on,” he wrote. “I am so grateful for all of the relationships Jac and I have formed, and we will miss you ALL, thankfully we will visit for holidays and such.” His last day at 92.5 The Chuck was Friday, March 22. Keppler had been the Afternoon Drive host for the station since April 2015.
  • Corus Entertainment has Global News Decision Alberta as its “comprehensive election coverage available on all platforms.” They plan to offer both a Fact Checker and a Promise Checker.
  • Education reporter Janet French spoke about how stories about teachers are told in the media on Episode 88 of The Ed Podcast.
  • Social media influencer Linda Hoang has announced she is leaving ZGM to launch her own freelance social media strategy & consulting business.

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CBC Open House 2019, photo by Jason Woodhead

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.

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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #338

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Local updates from the Media Roundup

Here are a few select updates from today’s Media Roundup:

  • Former Edmonton Sun photographer Perry Mah died on March 12 at the age of 60. A funeral for Mah will be held on Saturday, March 23 at 11am at the Connelly McKinley Funeral Chapel at 10011 114 Street. In lieu of flowers, donations in Perry’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alberta Diabetes Research Foundation.
  • Dean Millard has been let go by TSN1260 as part of Bell Media’s national sports radio cuts.
  • Anya Zoledziowski, a local multimedia journalist, says in a story about women of colour in journalism: “it’s important to incorporate multiple voices in the ongoing discussions around race, so we can work collaboratively to make newsrooms more inclusive.”
  • The Prairie Region finalists for the RTDNA Canada Awards have been announced. CBC Edmonton earned eight nominations, Global Edmonton picked up six, and CTV Edmonton earned three. The winners will be announced on April 6 in Saskatoon.
  • Sportsnet and APTN are teaming up to deliver the first ever NHL game in Plains Cree on Sunday. Rogers Hometown Hockey will be broadcasting live that day from Enoch Cree Nation, west of Edmonton.

CBC open house 2019
CBC Open House 2019, photo by Jason Woodhead

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.

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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #337

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Local updates from the Media Roundup

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Mayor Don Iveson speaks to the media at the Smart Cities Challenge event

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.

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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #336

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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.

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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #335

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Local updates from the Media Roundup

Here are a few select updates from today’s Media Roundup:

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Photo by Don Voaklander

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.

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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #334

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Local updates from the Media Roundup

Here are a few select updates from today’s Media Roundup:

  • “It’s a blessing to be able to bring people the news over the airwaves,” tweeted Global News Radio 880 Edmonton host Adam Brilz on World Radio Day. “I also can’t forget thanking my dad for inspiring me to follow this career,” he added. CISN Country 103.9 FM’s Andrea Taylor shared a photo of her very first on-air shift from Dec. 24, 2001 with Power 92.
  • The Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters (ACWS) is calling on police to name victims of domestic homicide. Executive Director Jan Reimer “said that in the coming months, the ACWS will reach out to shelter directors, the police, survivors and the media to look at developing best practices when it comes to releasing names.”
  • In episode 3 of The Calgarian hosted by Taylor Lambert, Jason Markusoff talked about how he ended up at the Edmonton Journal in 2003. “I really enjoyed working at the Journal, it was a great newsroom,” he said. Markusoff worked there for five years and for a time shared a desk with former Journal columnist Paula Simons who he called “one of my top journalistic mentors.”
  • Calder Bateman shared an update on its merger with ZGM this week. “Over the past few months, our combined leadership team has been working on our integration—culminating yesterday with Calder Bateman fully merging under the ZGM banner.”
  • Here is the latest Alberta Podcast Network Roundup. “You’ll find lots of love in this week’s roundup, as befits a week that included Valentine’s Day.”

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MP Randy Boissonnault speaking to CBC Edmonton

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.

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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #333

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:

  • Jill Abramson, former executive editor of the New York Times, has been accused of plagiarism in her new book Merchants of Truth. In an email to CJR’s Mathew Ingram, she said “the language is too close in some cases and should have been cited as quotations in the text. This, too, will be fixed. I wouldn’t want even a misplaced comma.”
  • Patch “may represent the future of local news” says Recode, now that the company is profitable.
  • From NiemanLab: Here’s where your new readers are going to come from in 2019
  • “As reporters and editors find themselves the victims of layoffs at digital publishers and traditional newspaper chains alike, journalism generated by machine is on the rise,” writes Jaclyn Peiser in the New York Times.
  • Joe Schlesinger, described by CBC as “one of Canada’s most beloved and respected journalists,” has died at the age of 90.

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.

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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #332

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Local updates from the Media Roundup

Here are a few select updates from today’s Media Roundup:

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Honourable Jim Prentice, Alberta’s 16th Premier, Recognized with Legislature Portrait, photo by Premier of Alberta

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.