Happy Edmonton Startup Week! We’re marking the occasion with the debut of Taproot Edmonton Presents: Igniting Innovation, a podcast series exploring how startups and investors are coming together in Edmonton’s tech innovation sector. Here’s the trailer to give you a taste: Igniting Innovation is the first series under our new imprint, Taproot Edmonton Presents, where … Continue reading Taproot Edmonton launches a new podcast →
Every day, I face a barrage of requests for money for the media I consume. Podcasters ask me to support their Patreon. News sites want me to subscribe, and insist that I pay if I want to read the rest of the story I’ve clicked on. Journalists tweet, “If you value this, pay for it.” … Continue reading The media consumer’s dilemma →
Taproot has been named a finalist in the “Business Idea of the Year” category of the 2020 LION Awards, which celebrate the best of independent online media across the U.S. and Canada. The awards are run by LION (Local Independent Online News) Publishers, and will be presented on Oct. 22. We were nominated for Spotlight, our curated newsletter … Continue reading Business idea earns Taproot a LION Award nomination →
We’re thrilled to announce that we have hired Emily Rendell-Watson as managing editor of Taproot Edmonton. Emily first entered our orbit when we brought her on in February of 2019 to curate the Music Roundup. We later made her the editor of most of our roundups, and we soon had designs on putting her talents to … Continue reading Taproot Edmonton makes its first hire →
A week after launching our People’s Agenda project, we’re pleased and relieved to report that we have received responses. As I write this, 45 people have told us what they want the candidates to be talking about as they compete for votes in the 2021 municipal election. That’s a good start! Here is a very small … Continue reading People’s Agenda progress report: Responses! →
Taproot Edmonton is embarking on a quest to find out what Edmontonians want candidates to be talking about as they campaign for votes in the next municipal election, which will be held Oct. 18, 2021. This will shape our coverage and form the basis of a guide to help you decide who to vote for. We … Continue reading Help us discover the People’s Agenda in Edmonton →
As we hinted at when we moved our blog, we’ve been working hard on the business-to-business side of Taproot Publishing over the past few months. It’s time to introduce you to Spotlight, our product that helps an organization pay attention to its community. Spotlight grew out of our observation that it’s powerful to show the people you … Continue reading Introducing Spotlight →
Taproot had the great good fortune to be accepted into the Election SOS Engaged Elections training this month. Three-quarters of the way through the program, I can say it is going to have a profound effect on the way we cover the 2021 municipal election, and will inform much of my thinking for all of … Continue reading An update on our editorial vision and election plans →
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