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Foundation Invites Participants to the Annual Lawn Bowling Tournament in Support of Young Journalists on August 16

lawn bowlingThe Amber Webb-Bowerman Memorial Foundation is holding their 6th annual Sugar Bowl Lawn Bowling Tournament and Fundraiser in support of journalism and young writers and everyone’s invited to participate. The event is an annual tradition: each year teams from the magazine industry join in the fun for a great journalistic cause. This is a networking and team-building opportunity for you, your staff, colleagues, friends and family!

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Top 10 Takeaways from the 2014 Banff World Media Festival by Katie Bailey for Playback Magazine

top 10 blueEven when they are held in one of the world’s most beautiful places, four-day media conferences can be enough to tire anyone on made-up words (“eventizing”), references to Netflix and Orange is the New Black and the phrase “content is king.” But putting all that aside, it’s also an excellent way to get  outside the Bell-Shaw-Rogers bubble and see what the rest of the world is making of this disruptive transition from traditional to digital media. In this report from the Banff World Media Festival this past June, Katie Bailey describes the trends shaping the TV landscape in Alberta and around the world.

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Alberta Media News: July 2014 – Radiothons in Alberta | CBC Goes Mobile | Shaw Goes National

CBC-EdmontonOn July 24, CBC announced massive staff cuts, roughly 20% of its current complement of 7,500 employees, as it shifts from broadcasting to a mobile-first strategy. The cuts are in addition to the announcement in April that 657 jobs would be eliminated over the next two years. President/CEO Hubert Lacroix calls it a “culture shift”— turning the public broadcaster into a less expensive multi-platform player.

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Alberta Book: Marion Nicholl: Science and Alchemy by University of Calgary Press

Marion Nicholl“This is a sumptuously produced work and an ideal specimen of the book as artefact, writes Anne Burke in her review of the book for the League of Canadian Poets. “This study of Nicoll’s range of expression will offer meaningful commentary, historical and aesthetic contexts, and a feminist approach to male mentorship.” The book’s three contributors point out, as the first female permanent instructor at the now Alberta College of Art, the classically  trained, multi-talented and well qualified Nicholl was confined to teaching craft, printmaking and design at the ACA for 30 years. Yet, it is her paintings that are now most often found in public collections.

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Alberta Media Moves: Comings & Goings in the Media in Alberta, July 2014

Cara Fullerton Global TV CalgaryCara Fullerton, Global Calgary’s anchor and reporter announced she’ll be leaving the broadcast industry after 14 years to pursue a career in health and fitness. Fullerton previously worked for CFSK Saskatoon and Global in Halifax. Currently  Fullerton was on Global Calgary’s Morning News and co-anchored the Noon News Hour on weekdays. Her last day with Global Calgary will be August 14.

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Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
I am Marilyn Jones, a confessed news junkie with a penchant for publishing, communications, gardening, hiking, reading, the arts and training nonprofit organizations in media relations and social media communications in Alberta (BA in English with Honours, U of A; Master of Publishing, SFU)

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