Posts Tagged: media

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #276

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Felix “Fil” Fraser, who came to Edmonton in the 1970s to work at CBC TV, died Sunday at the age of 86. Among other accolades, Fraser was inducted into the Order of Canada in 1991. Chuck Chandler, who worked in Edmonton at various times from the 1960s… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #275

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Postmedia and Torstar agreed to swap 37 community newspapers and 4 free commuter papers, many of which were promptly shut down resulting in the loss of at least 290 jobs. While this mostly affected papers in Ontario, former Metro Edmonton reporter Ryan Tumilty was among those let… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #274

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: CKUA is celebrating 90 years on the air – it’s first air date was November 21, 1927. “After starting as a University of Alberta extension service for farmers, CKUA now has 16 FM transmitters from Fort McMurray to Lethbridge, with 250,000 weekly listeners.” The Faculty of Extension… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #273

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Here’s an update from Movember on John Sexsmith. “I haven’t lost my positive attitude,” he says in the video. Former Edmonton Journal sports writer Joanne Ireland has a new book on the Edmonton Oilers called 100 Things Oilers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die. She… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #272

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Jana Pruden wrote about Ruth Kelly and Venture Publishing at the Globe and Mail in a piece called The death of Wonder Woman. “Ruth’s steadfast belief that she could somehow power through it, that the business could still turn around and recover, had become unhealthy; her optimism… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #271

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: The Edmonton Sun has launched a new website design and a new mobile app. Unfortunately, it looks like the new site has broken all existing permalinks. Er, links. For instance, I wanted to link to this story by Jonny Wakefield about a widely-used photo of fentanyl pills,… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #270

Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Erin Isfeld has been named co-anchor of CTV News at Six beginning Monday, October 23. She has been at CTV Edmonton since 2005. Good journalism really can make a difference in the world. Here’s Paula Simons with the latest on Serenity’s case. Grant Ainsley wrote… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #269

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Saturday night was one of those nights for journalists and other members of the local media (for details of the attacks, see my links from yesterday). Big breaking news brings with it clarity of purpose for everyone involved in producing the news, but it also means long… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #268

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Global News has announced that Jim Haskins is Global Edmonton’s new News Director and Station Manager. “Replacing Tim Spelliscy who retired last month, Jim joins the Edmonton team from Global News Halifax where he worked as a News Director and Station Manager for the last five years.”… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #267

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: The Athletic, a subscription-based paywalled sports site, has launched in Edmonton. Jonathan Willis will be writing frequent columns and says “Allan Mitchell, perhaps better known as Lowetide, will be a weekly columnist” and that “Sunil Agnihotri, Minnia FengĀ and (Black Dog) Pat McLean” will also be “featured contributors”…. Reads more »