Online and Digital Media News In Brief – chillTV looking to expand programming

chillTV, the Chilliwack, BC-based YouTube channel started last fall to fill the void left by the demise of Chilliwack’s Shaw TV cable access channel, has plans to expand. Covering events so far like the 2018 municipal election and local Rotary Christmas Parade, the channel is now looking to offer information, news and public affairs programming. It’s issued an audition call for aspiring talent. Read more here.

Digital Media at the Crossroads, a two-day conference on the future of digital media, takes place Jan. 25-26 at the University of Toronto. Speakers at the fifth annual DM@X conference include Gave Lindo, executive director, OTT programming, CBC; Janet Yale, chair of the Telecommunications and Broadcasting Legislative Review Panel; and Jason Kee, Public Policy and Government Relations, Google Canada. Find more info here.

Digital Women Leaders, alumnae of Poynter’s Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media and the Online News Association (ONA) Women’s Leadership Accelerator, are offering free one-on-one coaching sessions. Coaches like Hannah J. Wise, Manager, Interactives, CBC News, and Angela Pacienza, head of experience at The Globe & Mail, will offer job advice, feedback, etc., with a goal to correct the gender disparity in journalism leadership. Find more info here.


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