Media Monday Edmonton: Update #283

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

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Premier Rachel Notley news conference, photo by Premier of Alberta

And here is some slightly less local media stuff:

  • The Globe and Mail is launching a new Visual Journalism department and is looking for pitches for “ambitious, diverse visual stories from across the country.”
  • Have you seen Seth Meyers’ parody of journalism films? “Newspaper Movie” is pretty darn funny. I kept thinking of State of Play while watching it. Hilarious!
  • It’s that time of year again: Valentines for Journalists.
  • Sounds like some relatively big changes are taking place at CNN: “CNN, a key property in AT&T’s planned takeover of CNN’s parent company, Time Warner, is targeting big savings on the digital side, with as many as 50 jobs around the globe scheduled to be eliminated this week, according to people familiar with the matter, who noted the exact number could still be in flux.”

You can follow Edmonton media news on Twitter using the hashtag #yegmedia. For a great overview of the global media landscape, check out Mediagazer.

So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!

Want to read great stories about Edmonton? Or maybe you’d like to write them? Join Taproot Edmonton and help us ensure that local journalism has a future in our city.

You can see past Media Monday Edmonton entries here.

Edmonton Notes for February 11, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes:

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Arrowed!
Arrowed!, photo by Kurt Bauschardt

Upcoming Events

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Photo by Dinur

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #282

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

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2018 Lunar New Year Extravaganza at West Edmonton Mall, photo by Premier of Alberta

And here is some slightly less local media stuff:

You can follow Edmonton media news on Twitter using the hashtag #yegmedia. For a great overview of the global media landscape, check out Mediagazer.

So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!

Want to read great stories about Edmonton? Or maybe you’d like to write them? Join Taproot Edmonton and help us ensure that local journalism has a future in our city.

You can see past Media Monday Edmonton entries here.

Edmonton Notes for February 4, 2018

It has been a couple of weeks since my last update, but I have a good excuse (which you can read about below). Here are my weekly Edmonton notes:

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Winter Ride
Winter Ride, photo by IQRemix

Upcoming Events

Introducing Emily

Sharon and I are totally in love with our new baby girl (and probably a bit sleep-deprived, if I’m being honest)! Emily Fengcai Male was born on Friday, January 26 weighing 7 lbs 14 oz. I can’t believe she’s already more than a week old! Is it too early to start teaching her how to blog? 😉

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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 National Newspaper Award.” Paula Simons wrote that she’ll remember Evans as “an editor who never hesitated to take the mickey out of me, who never let me get away with lazy writing or lazy logic, who helped me to clarify my thinking – and who protected me, always, from senior management and my own worser instincts.”
  • Newcap is making changes here in Alberta: “Effective immediately, Al Tompson is taking on the newly-created position of Director of FM Programming for Calgary and Edmonton.” Today was John Roberts’ last day as Program Director for Newcap in Edmonton, a position he has held since late 2011. “Effective February 1, Jeff Murray will take on the job of Program Director for K-97 and Assistant Program Director for 96.3 Capital-FM in Edmonton.”
  • This piece published at the Edmonton Journal reads like an awards submission that was accidentally made public: “Amplified, plugged in — Elise Stolte’s use of social media is setting a new bar for what it means for a beat reporter to be digitally engaged with the community she covers.” I’m definitely a fan of her approach!
  • Speaking of Elise…she shared the news on Facebook Live that Postmedia now has a second reporter at City Hall. Prior to coming to Edmonton in October, Hina Alam was at the Toronto Star.
  • Postmedia’s David Staples has taken some heat recently for his column about Jordan Peterson.
  • The 19th annual Corus Radiothon raised $1,456,881 for the Stollery Children’s Hospital this year! “Since 2000, the Corus Radiothon has raised more than $20 million for the foundation.”
  • Episode 82 of the Seen and Heard in Edmonton podcast features Elizabeth Spencer, “creator and co-host (with Karen Unland) of That’s a Thing?!, ‘a sometimes belated, already outdated guide to your teens, tweens and everything under 20.'”
  • The Cups N Cakes podcast, a local music podcast hosted by Jeff MacCallum and Carey Newton, is celebrating 100 episode in four years. Nice work!
  • Paula Simons noted that Postmedia is “experimenting, again, with stand-alone video essays” like this one.
  • Here is David Climenhaga on the news that Stephen Mandel is campaigning to lead the Alberta Party: “The prevailing media narrative is that enough of his municipal popularity remains to make him a threat to the NDP government of Rachel Notley in in its Edmonton stronghold.”
  • Metro Edmonton is looking for a Reporter/Photographer to join the team. The deadline to apply is February 17.
  • CKUA is looking for an Executive Assistant/Office Administrator. The deadline to apply is January 29.
  • CBC dug into the archives for this TV-based gem – Jan. 15, 1987: Home shopping channel hits Edmonton TV screens.

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Edmonton Deep Freeze Festival, photo by IQRemix

And here is some slightly less local media stuff:

You can follow Edmonton media news on Twitter using the hashtag #yegmedia. For a great overview of the global media landscape, check out Mediagazer.

So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!

Want to read great stories about Edmonton? Or maybe you’d like to write them? Join Taproot Edmonton and help us ensure that local journalism has a future in our city.

You can see past Media Monday Edmonton entries here.

Edmonton Notes for January 21, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes:

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22nd Century
22nd Century, photo by Kurt Bauschardt

Upcoming Events

Incline Mobile Obelisk
Incline Mobile Obelisk, photo by Kurt Bauschardt

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #280

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

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Ryan Jespersen hosted the 2018 EEDC Impact Luncheon, photo by EEDC

And here is some slightly less local media stuff:

  • Corus Radio is launching a new late-night national talk show called The Shift with Drex. Hosted by Justin “Drex” Wilcomes, the show launches January 22.
  • According to new research from NPR and Edison Research, one in six Americans now own a smart speaker. “30 percent of smart speaker owner said the device is replacing time spent with TV. They’re also listening to more audio (71% are), including news and talk radio or podcasts.”
  • After Trump described a bunch of countries as “shithole” countries, media organizations had to decide whether to use the word or not. “What mattered much more was what Trump’s words really meant, and what the responsibilities of journalists were in conveying that meaning in some sensible way,” wrote Margaret Sullivan.
  • The Guardian has redesigned its website and apps “for our global readership online – to create a beautiful new design that works for readers across mobile, apps and desktop.” Looks good!

You can follow Edmonton media news on Twitter using the hashtag #yegmedia. For a great overview of the global media landscape, check out Mediagazer.

So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!

Want to read great stories about Edmonton? Or maybe you’d like to write them? Join Taproot Edmonton and help us ensure that local journalism has a future in our city.

You can see past Media Monday Edmonton entries here.

Edmonton Notes for January 14, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes:

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Downtown Edmonton Sunset

Upcoming Events

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Ice Castle Edmonton, photo by Jason Woodhead

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #279

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

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Mayor Don Iveson and Premier Rachel Notley on New Year’s Eve, photo by Premier of Alberta

And here is some slightly less local media stuff:

You can follow Edmonton media news on Twitter using the hashtag #yegmedia. For a great overview of the global media landscape, check out Mediagazer.

So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!

Want to read great stories about Edmonton? Or maybe you’d like to write them? Join Taproot Edmonton and help us ensure that local journalism has a future in our city.

You can see past Media Monday Edmonton entries here.

Edmonton Notes for January 7, 2018

Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and were able to keep warm through the mini deep freeze we had recently.

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes:

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Walterdale Bridge
Walterdale Bridge, photo by Terry Lawson

Upcoming Events

Downtown Edmonton