Media Monday Edmonton: Update #307

Taproot Edmonton’s second 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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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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Edmonton Notes for July 29, 2018

I hope you found an enjoyable way to beat the heat this weekend! Here are my weekly Edmonton notes:

Headlines

Edmonton K-Days Exhibition 2018
Edmonton K-Days Exhibition 2018, photo by IQRemix

Upcoming Events

Marigold Escapee
Marigold Escapee, photo by Kurt Bauschardt

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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #306

I’m excited to share that we’re launching the Media Roundup at Taproot Edmonton today. Sign up now to get the latest news, events, comings & goings, job opportunities, and other updates on media, public relations, and communications in Edmonton every Monday morning.

I started writing the Media Monday Edmonton series on my blog in February 2011. “Like many others, I’m interested in the continual evolution of journalism and media,” I wrote at the time. “I’d like to start devoting an entry each Monday to this changing landscape.” I’ve kept it up ever since, and have received a lot of great feedback about the series over the years. People tell me they find it useful, informative, and interesting.

Inspired in part by my experience with this series, we have recently launched a few roundups at Taproot, which are curated updates on local topics that our members are curious about. In support of that effort, I’m essentially transitioning Media Monday Edmonton to Taproot as the Media Roundup. It will become the primary place for my curated updates.

Here is the first edition, published this morning!

For now, I plan to continue publishing Media Monday Edmonton here with a selection of updates from the Media Roundup and my non-local media links of the week.

Local updates from the Media Roundup

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

  • Elevating Edmonton is a new podcast about architecture in Edmonton. The first episode features Dan Rose, Dave Sutherland, Tim Schneider, Tim Querengesser, and Shafraaz Kaba.
  • Brenden Ullrich is joining the Corus Entertainment sales team as an Account Manager for radio & television. For the last four years he has been a producer of and occasional fill-in host for Oilers Now on 630 CHED.
  • Glass Buffalo is launching its summer issue on Wednesday evening at Yellowhead Brewery. Tickets are $10 or $5 for current subscribers.
  • Jacquie DuVal of Plated Public Relations will be speaking about social media influencers within Alberta’s food industry on Thursday at lunchtime at the Food Central Cowork, located at 10578 113 Street.
  • Servus Credit Union is looking for a Media and Story Consultant. “This position will research, develop, implement and evaluate external communications programs in support of corporate communication strategies.”

If you look closely, I’m in this photo (with Sharon and Emily) of the K-Days parade, standing next to the 840 CFCW tent. It was fun to listen to their running commentary!

K Days parade 2018
K-Days Parade 2018 by jasonwoodhead23 on Flickr

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.

Edmonton Notes for July 22, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes:

Headlines

The North Saskatchewan River and Edmonton, Alberta
North Saskatchewan River & Edmonton as seen from the ISS, photo by NASA Johnson

Upcoming Events

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Premier’s K-Days Pancake Breakfast, photo by Premier of Alberta

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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #305

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

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Premier Notley celebrates Canada Day in Millwoods, photo by Premier of Alberta

And here is some slightly less local media stuff:

  • Instapaper is going independent and will be owned and operated “by the same people who’ve been working on Instapaper since it was sold to betaworks by Marco Arment in 2013.”
  • Hyperlocal site EveryBlock is being shutdown – again. Comcast is closing the site it relaunched in 2014 and will direct users to rival Nextdoor, which it has invested in.
  • The Emmy nominations are out. “Netflix led the way with 112 nominations when they were announced on Thursday, snapping HBO’s 17-year streak of being the most nominated network for TV’s most coveted prize.” Three years ago Netflix had just 34 nominations. Next up? HBO’s 16-year streak of winning the most Emmys.
  • The Associated Press reports: “The estate of the man at the center of the popular “S-Town” podcast is suing the show’s creators, saying they exploited details of his private life for financial gain.”

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.

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Edmonton Notes for July 15, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes:

Headlines

Edmonton Chinatown
Photo by IQRemix

Upcoming Events

  • Head over to the Muttart Conservatory for Muttart After Dark: Adult Only Evening on Wednesday from 5pm to midnight. Friday night is Family Night.
  • Taste of Edmonton starts on Wednesday and runs to July 29. This year you can find the event near the Federal Building plaza.
  • The City of Edmonton’s next Downtown Sustainability Stroll takes place on Thursday at lunch. “Be prepared for the weather and a walk of just under two kilometers which will take you from City Hall to the Shaw Convention Centre and back to Churchill Square.”
  • The High Level Line Society is hosting a launch party on Thursday from 7-10pm at The Common. “We’ll be asking for feedback, looking for partners to bring pilot projects to life, signing up members for High Level Line Society, and raising a glass to the possibility of connecting this fine city.”
  • The Alberta Party is hosting Pints & Politics on Thursday evening at Hudsons on Whyte.
  • Edmonton Carnaval takes place Friday to Sunday at Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park.
  • Interstellar Rodeo is back for another year from Friday to Sunday at Hawrelak Park.
  • K-Days kicks off on Friday and runs to July 29. The K-Days Parade takes place Friday at 10am. Premier Rachel Notley is hosting a pancake breakfast on Thursday morning to help launch the festival.
  • The Alberta Craft Beer Guide is hosting the 124 St Beer Walk on Saturday. Tickets are $10 and the meeting location is Prairie Noodle Shop.
  • GoatWorks Meet and Bleat takes place on Saturday at Rundle Park. It’s your chance to meet the goats!
  • Edmonton 10K will wind its way across the High Level Bridge, along Saskatchewan Drive, and will end up at the Legislature on Sunday morning.
  • The 59th annual Sourdough Raft Race takes place on Sunday at Terwillegar Park.
  • Check out DreamUP YEG for a collection of upcoming networking and entrepreneurial events.
  • Plan your calendar with Taproot Edmonton’s 2018 guide to summer festivals and events! It includes 75+ happenings you can look forward to this summer in and around the city.

What the Truck?! at the Valley Zoo
What the Truck?! at the Valley Zoo

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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #304

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

Photo by Andrew Neel
Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash

And here is some slightly less local media stuff:

  • YouTube is investing $25 million in grants to news organizations looking to expand their video operations. “The goal is to identify authoritative news sources, bring those videos to the top of users’ feeds, and support quality journalism with tools and funding that will help news organizations more effectively reach their audiences.”
  • Inside the Binge Factory: “Netflix is hiring everybody in and out of Hollywood to make more TV shows than any network ever has, and it already knows which ones you’ll like.”
  • Here are 12 ideas for engaging young audiences from BBC News Labs’ recent industry hackathon.

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.

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Edmonton Notes for July 8, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes:

Headlines

Edmonton Summer Cityscape
Edmonton Summer Cityscape, photo by IQRemix

Upcoming Events

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Premier Notley celebrates at the Canadian citizenship ceremony, photo by Premier of Alberta

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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #303

A small announcement to start this week’s edition: Media Monday Edmonton will soon become a roundup at Taproot Edmonton! I am still working out the details, but I will continue to post something media-related here each Monday night while directing you to Taproot for the full roundup. Thank you for reading!

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

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And here is some slightly less local media stuff:

  • A new independent news organization launched in Calgary in early June called LiveWire Calgary. “LiveWire Calgary believes there’s a large, under-represented group (maybe even a majority?) of Calgarians who have lost their connection to media because it’s not connecting them to their community,” wrote Darren Krause (formerly of Metro) in his introduction post. In addition to advertising and sponsored content, LiveWire Calgary has a Patreon page.
  • Postmedia announced it will cut staff costs by another 10% by the end of August, in addition to closing six local newspapers. Here’s the email they sent.
  • Torstar is also making cuts, laying off 11 full-time and 10 part-time staff in Toronto.
  • Things aren’t much better in broadcast media, as Corus Entertainment announced a $936 million quarterly loss last week. “The key challenge for Corus and other traditional broadcasters is the decline in TV ad spending in Canada – a trend that shows no sign of reversing.”
  • Politico is launching a new Canadian edition it describes as a “cross-border intelligence service for professionals with a stake in the Canada-U.S. relationship and the integrated border economy.”

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.

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Edmonton Notes for July 1, 2018

Happy Canada Day! It looks like the Legislature grounds had an amazing turnout today.

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes:

Headlines

Edmonton Summer Cityscape
Edmonton Summer Cityscape, photo by IQRemix

Upcoming Events

Chinatown on Canada Day

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