Traditional media partnered with new media this week on Breakfast Television.
Monday through Friday, we 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 learned 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).
We kicked off BT Bloggers Week on Monday morning with Mack Male of www.mastermaq.ca. Check out his insight on what goes into a good blog, how he feels about civic issues like marketing downtown vs the suburbs and extending pay parking hours downtown, what blogs he reads in his free time and why he believes online manifestations of traditional media still have something to learn from blogs by clicking here, here and here.
On Tuesday, political blogger Dave Cournoyer of www.daveberta.ca took over our bloggers’ chair. He weighed in on rolling blackouts, PR spins and the biggest political story nobody knows about (yet). Click here and here and here to see daveberta’s segments.
Kathleen Smith of www.KikkiPlanet.com stepped into the bloggers’ chair on Wednesday. The quick-witted wordsmith tackled a whole whack of viewer questions ranging from her take on Canada’s justice system to which tipsy online tidbit she wishes she could take back. Click here and here and here to check out Kikki’s segments.
Thursday morning, foodie Kevin Kossowan took us into the world of urban agriculture. From bees and chickens in the backyard to wild mushrooms in Whitemud Ravine Park, Kevin showed us how many sustainable options are available right under our noses. Click here and here and here to check out his morning on BT (including a fantastic-looking salad sourced 100% within city limits).
We wrapped up Bloggers Week on Friday morning with The Unknown Studio’s hilarious tandem of Adam Rozenhart and Scott C. Bourgeois. Both have a background in what would qualify as traditional media, and we appreciated their perspective on how “old” and “new” can co-exist and even compliment each other. We learned why Edmontonians are horrible storytellers and got a sneak peek of a new initiative the fellas are rolling out to address that shortcoming. Click here and here and here for our segments with Adam & Scott and be sure to check out their absolutely hilarious live blog from this morning’s studio session.
A huge thanks to all the bloggers who joined us for the inaugural BT Bloggers Week. We plan on doing it again down the line – got a favourite blogger you think we should include? Let us know!