Media Monday Edmonton: Update #52

Here is my latest update on local media stuff:

Alberta Culture Days 2012 - 8

  • Congratulations to Kevin Kossowan on reaching episode #50! Amazing stuff.
  • Lowetide wonders how you get your sports news. “I’m finding fewer and fewer places on the internet where actual reporting followed by opinion can be believed at point of entry.” There are a lot of interesting comments on that post.
  • Season four of The Unknown Studio is almost here! They boys have a cool new initiative underway too – they’ve partnered with Guru Digital Arts College to offer podcasters studio space and equipment for just $10 a session. Hopefully this leads to a bunch of new podcasts!
  • Interesting post from Glenn Kubish on Washington D.C.’s new crowdfunded project Homicide Watch. Here’s the site’s description: “Using original reporting, court documents, social media, and the help of victims’ and suspects’ friends, family, neighbors and others, we cover every homicide from crime to conviction.”
  • All I can say is wow, you’ve got guts Heather! Metro Edmonton’s Heather McIntyre rappelled down the Sutton Place Hotel on Tuesday to raise funds for the Easter Seals.
  • Linda wrote all about Social Media Breakfast last week. My schedule makes it really difficult to attend, and I wish they had a real website. But clearly the events are popular and there’s no shortage of topics to explore.
  • Karen Unland and the Capital Ideas team are building toward something, even if they’re not sure what it’ll look like just yet. I think they have come a long way in a short period of time. The next event takes place tomorrow and features Jeff Archibald, Alyson Hodson, and Jeff McLean.
  • GIG CITY writes about Avenue Edmonton’s push for an SCTV monument.
  • Here’s a profile of Mike Zouhri, founder and CEO of SHAVE.
  • This is pretty cool: Edmonton writer Marty Chan is curating the @PeopleofCanada Twitter account this week! Check it out here.
  • Void TV is new to me, and I see they have a new magazine too. Looks like another interesting source for local music news.
  • Head over to the Garneau Theatre on Friday night for Bump it at the Metro! – “Local filmmakers have created bold, original, and often times hilarious pre-show films under 60 seconds long. Come out and view them all, vote for your favourite, and have a drink with us. The selected bumpers will move in to rotation at Metro Cinema during the coming year.”
  • A little more than a year since he joined CTV Edmonton’s Morning Live, Craig Larkins has departed for CBC in Toronto.
  • I think there’s some questionable logic in David Johnston’s most recent Relinked column. Talking about the popular Hummer Hero story, he wrote: “If it takes a punchy headline, an offbeat story, or a trivia game to pull a reader into the Journal’s news circle, how can that be a bad thing? They’re still reading the news: they just get to it from an interesting place.” He goes on to say that 40% of the Journal’s web traffic is internal (from one page to another). Note that does not mean visitors are reading the news, and there is no information about the bounce rate, time on site, or link depth visited. Arguing that less-serious stuff is important to attract people to the serious stuff feels like an argument a newspaper would make, given the long history of bundling. I’m just not sure it’s accurate.
  • I don’t know why, but I kind of like this photo…maybe it’s the “couch” transit bench!

CBC Radio Edmonton

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!

You can see past Media Monday Edmonton entries here.

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #51

Here is my latest update on local media stuff:

  • “Premier Alison Redford, centre, her daughter Sarah, left, Minister of Culture Heather Klimchuk, and Speaker of the Alberta Legislative Assembly Gene Zwozdesky, right, examine an Edmonton newspaper from the early 1900’s that was retrieved from a time capsule buried at the Alberta Legislature building in the same period. The opening of the capsule was part of the Alberta Legislature building’s 100th anniversary celebrations in Edmonton September 2, 2012.”

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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!

You can see past Media Monday Edmonton entries here.

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #50

Wow, fifty local media updates! When I started this series of blog posts back in February 2011, I had no idea how long I’d be able to keep it up. I didn’t know if there would be enough media-related news to come up with a new post every week or two, but that has never been a problem. I also didn’t know if it would be valuable, for myself or for others. But I have enjoyed tracking the changes happening in the local mediasphere, and the engagement from others suggests the series is valuable to more people than just me. Thanks for reading!

Here is my latest update on local media stuff:

Saturday paper all weekend!

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!

You can see past Media Monday Edmonton entries here.

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #49

Here is my latest update on local media stuff:

Drift filming Eat Street!

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!

You can see past Media Monday Edmonton entries here.

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #48

Here is my latest update on local media stuff:

CBC Edmonton at Heritage Festival

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!

You can see past Media Monday Edmonton entries here.

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #47

Here is my latest update on 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!

You can see past Media Monday Edmonton entries here.

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #46

Here is my latest update on local media stuff:

The panel

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!

You can see past Media Monday Edmonton entries here.

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #45

Here is my latest update on local media stuff:

Astral Caring for Kids Radio Broadcast
Check out more photos from the radiothon here.

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!

You can see past Media Monday Edmonton entries here.

Media Monday Edmonton: BT Bloggers Week

I had the pleasure of kicking off BT Bloggers Week bright and early this morning on Breakfast Television! Every day this week a different blogger will be in the studio with Ryan Jespersen, Bridget Ryan, and the rest of the BT Edmonton crew. This is actually the second time I have done this – the first was back in August 2010. I’m very happy to see that it has been expanded to a full week this time!

Here’s the lineup for the week:

Monday through Friday, you’ll meet six of Edmonton’s most influential online commentators – MasterMaq, daveberta, KikkiPlanet, Kevin Kossowan and The Unknown Studio tandem of Adam Rozenhart and Scott C. Bourgeois. We’ll learn what prompted these bloggers to get started in the first place, what issues they see as most important to Edmonton, how they see blogs differing from other forms of media and a whole lot more (prompted by your tweets, facebook and email feedback).

I usually start my day fairly early, but not 6am which is when I arrived at the studio this morning! The show was underway by that time of course, but they were on a break and I was able to get setup at the blogger table.

Bloggers Week on BT Edmonton!
Bridget on the couch!

I feel like I had a lot of screen-time, which was great. We covered a lot of ground! You can see the three bigger segments here:

  • Segment #1 – we talk about the City Centre Redevelopment, my Edmonton notes, and when I choose to share an opinion
  • Segment #2 – we cover What the Truck?! and some of my favorite blogs
  • Segment #3 – I share some thoughts on how media is changing

Bloggers Week on BT Edmonton!
Ryan doing a segment on WISEST

Bridget was in studio for a while, but actually spent most of the morning out at the Valley Zoo (segment 1, segment 2). It was a little surreal to be talking to her one minute, and then to look up at the monitor and see her learning about armadillos the next! I’ve had the pleasure of chatting with Bridget on-location in the past, so I know she brings all the energy of the show with her wherever she goes. Still, it must be tiring to be travelling all over the place!

Bloggers Week on BT Edmonton!
The computers used to show things on screen

There’s no question that Ryan is an engaging, high-energy guy, but he’s definitely more than just a pretty face on your TV screen! What you don’t often get to see is how hard he works behind-the-scenes. In between segments, Ryan is busy setting up the next shot, preparing visuals, clarifying information, and much more. He’s constantly buzzing! It was an absolute pleasure to see him in action today.

Bloggers Week on BT Edmonton!
With Ryan Jespersen on the BT Edmonton couch!

Thanks to Ryan, Bridget, and the entire BT Edmonton crew for having me on the show this morning. Everyone made me feel very welcome and comfortable and that made the three hours absolutely fly by. It was a lot of fun and I can’t wait to see how the rest of Bloggers Week unfolds!

You can see more photos from the morning here.

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #44

I’m looking forward to Wednesday evening’s DIYalogue. Sharon and I will be “speed mentors” along with Mary Bailey, the publisher of The Tomato, and a number of other “local food luminaries”. Should be fun!

Here is my latest update on local media stuff:

The Unknown Studio Live
Adam & Scott interview Todd Babiak

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!

You can see past Media Monday Edmonton entries here.