Media Monday Edmonton: Update #363

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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.

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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #362

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:

  • Sen. Paula Simons is being sued for defamation in a $500,000 lawsuit. The suit against the former Edmonton Journal columnist was launched by the caregivers of a four-year-old girl named Serenity who died in September 2014.
  • Jacquie Tam, the University of Alberta’s vice president of university relations, has resigned after criticism of a controversial billboard ad that promoted the benefits of climate change.
  • Digital marketing agency Top Draw has announced they are rebranding. "This November, we’ll begin our 26th year in business. We’re gearing up to step into this next era with an invigorated, purpose-led brand," the agency said in a release.
  • A recent episode of the Jim Jefferies Show featured a segment about the Edmonton Eskimos team name. The clip, where Jefferies describes Canadians as being ‘so reasonable,’ includes interviews with Esks fans and the Inuit community.
  • Vintage Edmonton shared this throwback air check from The Bill and Bill Show, which ran from 1976 to 1993, and was co-hosted by Edmonton broadcasters Bill Matheson and Bill Jackson.


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Media-related updates from elsewhere

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

  • "In an era in which trust in news is fractured and employment is precarious, we need to look more closely at the ways that journalists’ sense of their own professional value — or lack thereof — influences the work they do and the environment in which they do it," writes Mark Coddington.
  • Joe Biden’s team has written to TV news channels asking them to keep Rudy Giuliani off the air. “By giving him your air time, you are allowing him to introduce increasingly unhinged, unfounded and desperate lies into the national conversation,” the letter reads.
  • Maybe I should figure out what this TikTok thing is all about. The company has earned more than $7 billion USD in revenue through the first half of the year. "Analysts have called ByteDance a strong threat to other Chinese tech industry firms including social media and gaming giant Tencent Holdings Ltd and search engine leader Baidu Inc."
  • Food52, the recipe site co-founded by former New York Times columnist Amanda Hesser, has been sold for more than $80 million USD to The Chernin Group. "That’s a nice and somewhat surprising outcome for Food52, which faced competition from around the internet over the course of its lifetime."
  • From CJR: Five tips for journalists on covering trans and nonbinary people

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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #361

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:

  • Should media (including bloggers) covering a Fringe show be obligated to write a review of every show they see? This question was posed by Globe and Mail western arts correspondent Marsha Lederman after she was denied press access to the Vancouver Fringe, citing "controversy over media passes at the Edmonton Fringe."
  • Congratulations to Ryan Jackson, who is joining the City of Edmonton’s Communications and Engagement Department as their new staff video storyteller.
  • Global Edmonton graphic designer Tonia Gloweski was profiled at the NAIT Nugget. "[Graphics are] another tool to use to get our point across and help the viewers digest the story a bit more," she says.
  • Former A-Channel news personality Rob Hislop is featured in Marty Forbes’ latest Edmonton Sun column. Hislop has ventured into photography and his photos from two trips to Africa can be seen at a Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts exhibit.
  • Allarco Entertainment, an Edmonton-based company that operates Super Channel, has filed a lawsuit against Best Buy, Staples, London Drugs and Canada Computers for alleged complicity "in promoting content piracy by selling Internet streaming devices."


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Media-related updates from elsewhere

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

  • The 2019 Emmy’s were broadcast on Sunday night with viewership plummeting to an all-time low, reaching just 6.9 million viewers in the 18-49 demographic. "That also represents a 33% rating decline on last year’s Monday night show on NBC and roughly the same on the 2017 ceremony which also aired on a Sunday night on CBS."
  • A.G. Sulzberger, publisher of the New York Times, says in a new op-ed there is "a worldwide assault on journalists and journalism" and that "I do not believe President Trump has any intention of changing course or muting his attacks on journalists."
  • The US-based Institute for Nonprofit News’ annual INN Index says that "nonprofit news outlets brought in $450 million in annual revenue — $100 million more than the previous year." Just 12% of that comes from earned sources.
  • After raising $2.6 million to launch an English-language office, The Correspondent will have just one full-time journalist based in the US. The site is aiming to launch next week.
  • From Nieman Reports: What Happens When Weekly Newspapers Disappear? "No one at city council and school board meetings, politicians rarely held accountable—and fewer stories for farmers to read and decide whether they need to get mad."

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 #360

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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.

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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #359

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:

  • According to new radio ratings released by Numeris, 102.3 NOW! continues to lead in listenership. The recently rebranded POWER 107 (formerly HOT 107) is hovering near the bottom of the ratings.
  • Congratulations to CISN Country’s Chris Scheetz, Matt DeBeurs and Jacqueline Sweeney, who were named the Canadian Country Music Association’s Major Market Personalities of the Year for the fourth time in five years.
  • Chris Chacon joins Global Edmonton as digital journalist. Chacon was previously a video journalist at Global Lethbridge.
  • Postmedia legislative reporter Clare Clancy is leaving the paper to travel. "I am a restless person and Edmonton is the longest I’ve stayed in one place," she tweeted. "I’m grateful for the last three years."
  • According to a full-page ad in the September issue of Avenue Edmonton, Global Edmonton’s Carole Anne Devaney will be returning to News Hour at 6 on Sept. 16.


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Media-related updates from elsewhere

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

  • A new US-focused study has found that "despite the economic hardships that local newspapers have endured, they remain, by far, the most significant providers of journalism in their communities." The researchers say that "the long hoped for emergence of online-only outlets as comparable providers of local journalism still appears to be a long way off."
  • Google is now under antitrust investigation by 50 attorneys general for its dominance in the advertising and search businesses. The company is also being investigated along with Facebook by the Justice Department and FTC "out of concerns they may be stifling competition in the industry."
  • Nielsen says it will start including people viewing programs "out of home" in its ratings. That includes places like restaurants and hotel rooms.
  • The Verge says that YouTube creators are turning the site into a podcast network. "These creators have figured out how to make podcasts work on a platform that wasn’t designed for them, leveraging YouTube’s search algorithm to meet new audiences, make more money, and expand into a medium that’s expected to grow rapidly in the coming years."
  • Joichi Ito, who led the M.I.T. Media Lab, has stepped down after "the disclosure of his efforts to conceal his financial connections to" Jeffrey Epstein. "Mr. Ito’s resignation came less than a day after an article in The New Yorker described the measures that he and other media lab officials took to conceal its relationship with Mr. Epstein."

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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #358

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:

  • Podcast platform RadioPublic has proposed a new system called PodPass that would help to deliver premium podcast content in any enabled app. "If it can gather enough momentum, it’s still a very long road for the idea to go from proposal to wide implementation," writes Hot Pod.
  • In a note to staff, New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger said a coordinated campaign by President Trump’s allies to attack hundreds of journalists in retaliation for coverage of the administration "represents an escalation of an ongoing campaign against the free press" and that "their goal is to silence critics and undermine the public’s faith in independent journalism."
  • The Membership Puzzle Project has shared an article on how smart investments in paid lead acquisition can help grow membership.
  • Apparently The Economist has more than double the amount of web traffic it receives via newsletters over the past year. Here’s more on how they grow revenue by experimenting with the digital experience.
  • If elected president next year, Bernie Sanders says he would "reverse the Trump administration’s attempts to make corporate media mergers even more likely in the future" and would "start requiring major media corporations to disclose whether or not their corporate transactions and merger proposals will involve significant journalism layoffs."

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 #357

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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 #356

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:

  • The Edmonton Journal issued an apology after receiving criticism for publishing an editorial cartoon on Aug. 1 depicting a person bearing “resemblance to anti-Semitic tropes prevalent in some anti-Jewish propaganda.”
  • The Edmonton Journal is hiring a new editor-in-chief as Mark Iype has been seconded to Postmedia Special Projects.
  • Sarah O’Donnell is leaving her role as assistant managing editor of the Edmonton Journal. While she hasn’t yet publicly confirmed where she’s headed next, her new Twitter bio says she’s “in the process of moving from ink to the airwaves.” O’Donnell was a guest on the latest Press Gallery episode reflecting on starting the podcast. She talks about how the podcast has grown, and says she started it as a way to “demystify the process of political reporting.”
  • Former CKUA station manager, host, sports announcer and program manager Jack, a.k.a. John Worthington, passed away at age 92. The beloved broadcaster worked at CKUA for over 70 years.
  • APTN says the broadcaster will pursue criminal charges if there is further aggressive behaviour towards its female reporters, after two separate incidents last month.


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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 #355

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:

Bonus! I was happy to speak with Cara Bedford from Disruption Magazine about changes in media and the importance of local.


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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 #354

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:


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.