Posts Tagged: news

Edmonton Notes for 12/20/2008

Here are some Edmonton-related things I found interesting this week: The City was awarded a silver medal for leadership from the Institute of Public Administration of Canada for its program to assess and manage $33 billion worth of roads, sewers, bridges, LRT lines, and other infrastructure. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman was in town this week,… Reads more »

Northern Voice 2009 Speaker Submission: Examining Twitter’s Impact on News Media

I’ll be making my way to Vancouver once again this February for Northern Voice – Canada’s blogging and social media conference. I’ve attended every year since the event started in 2005, with varying levels of participation. In that first year, I was on a media panel. In 2006 and 2007, I did some recording and… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for 12/6/2008

Here are some Edmonton-related things I found interesting this week: I guess winter has finally arrived 🙁 Though it was raining tonight, very odd! Here are a couple things I already wrote about: Edmonton’s new Future Shop, and more funding for the Winter Lights festival. There were a number of political rallies in Edmonton this… Reads more »

Following the current Canadian political drama on Twitter

As I’m sure you’ve heard or read by now, we’ve got an interesting situation unfolding here in Canada. Essentially the Liberal Party, NDP, and Bloc Québécois have joined forces to propose a new Liberal-NDP coalition government that would replace Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party of Canada. You can learn more about the sequence of… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for 11/29/2008

Here are some Edmonton-related things I found interesting this week: I posted about a couple things already: the new hockey arena concept, and the Halloween Festival. Today, Canwest Global relaunched about ten websites, one of which was the Edmonton Journal site. Sadly, there’s nothing unique about the new look. Every Canwest newspaper site in the… Reads more »

Social Media and Local News in Edmonton

My favorite media/journalism/news blogger is Jeff Jarvis. His blog, BuzzMachine, is a treasure trove of information and insight on how the web is transforming the world of news media. Jeff has spent a lot of time thinking about local news specifically, a topic I am very interested in. Yesterday he wrote a post summarizing his… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for 11/22/2008

Here are some Edmonton-related things I found interesting this week: The big news this week was the meteor (video is embedded below too). Everyone was talking about it, and Edmonton was mentioned on newscasts throughout North America. Very cool. You can read more about it here. Local tech firm Nirix announced a new marketing competition… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for 11/15/2008 – Holiday Light Up! Edition

Earlier this evening, Sharon and I went to check out the Christmas on the Square Holiday Light Up! event. Mayor Mandel and Santa were on hand to help light up the largest Christmas tree we’ve ever had in Edmonton – 83 feet tall, with over 8000 energy efficient lights on it! BrightNights was also launched,… Reads more »