Posts Tagged: news

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 »

Edmonton Notes for November 26, 2017

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines FC Edmonton has decided to shut down operations, telling CBC Edmonton, “we would need 8,000 or 9,000 people to be sustainable.” Here is the organization’s official statement. The decision to cease operations and leave the North American Soccer League (NASL) is effective immediately. The federal government’s national housing… 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 »

Edmonton Notes for November 19, 2017

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Elise Stolte has been writing all week about harassment experienced by nearly one-fifth of City employees at work. She has received lots of emails from former and current City employees expressing “how voiceless they feel.” The City is overhauling its workplace complaints process as a result. The Journal’s… 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 »

Edmonton Notes for November 12, 2017

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The City’s 2018 Supplemental Operating Budget Adjustment proposes an increase of 3.6% to the average property tax bill, 1.4% lower than expected. “The budget has been offset in part, thanks to more than $47 million identified in greater savings and efficiences — nearly $15 million more than last… 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 »