Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Early Career Journalists Invited to Apply for the Greg Clark Award Until February 19, 2016

CJF_logo_blacksquare_400x400The Greg Clark Award offers journalists early in their career a chance to go behind the scenes and meet key decision-makers on their beats. The award was created in memory of one of Canada’s greatest journalists – a war correspondent, an avid outdoorsman, a humourist, but above all, a great reporter who excelled at storytelling. It’s an award that’s unique among Canadian journalism, one that’s designed to offer working journalists a chance to gain insight and meet key decision-makers on their beats.

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The Gateway U of A’s Campus Newspaper to Morph to Online Delivery and Monthly Features Magazine

GatewayAfter 106 years as a campus newspaper, The Gateway is gearing towards a new model, which will prioritize digital and online content. The Gateway plans to cease the printing of their weekly student newspaper in order to prioritize digital and online media production and publish a print monthly features magazine. The content and stories that would have packed the print newspaper every Wednesday will now be optimized and prioritized for consistent, daily online consumption in the 2016–17 publishing year. According to an article published in the Gateway, Cam Lewis, the Editor-in-Chief for the 2015–16 publishing year, said the move away from the newspaper product and adjustment towards an online product should be viewed as a triumph in the changing media landscape.

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AlbertaViews Magazine Invites Photo Submissions of a Surprising View of Alberta

AB_ViewsAlbertaViews is looking for photos of a surprising view of Alberta. Enter their photo contest for a chance to win $1,000 and to have your photo published in an upcoming issue of Alberta Views! All entries must be original, unpublished and submitted on or before February 28, 2016. Submission to the contest gives Alberta Views a one-time right to publish the winner and runners up in their magazine and on their website in conjunction with the contest.

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Edmonton Film Shot in 3D Wins International Tech Award

40-BelowProducer Andrew Scholotiuk and director Dylan Pearce have won a Lumiere Award from the Advanced Imaging Society for their 3D work in the romantic comedy 40 Below and Falling. Scholotiuk and Pearce (recently nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for best director) accepted the 3D Feature Jury Prize for 40 Below and Falling on January 27 at Warner Bros. Studio in Los Angeles. Past recipients of the Lumiere award include Martin Scorsese, Ang Lee and James Cameron.

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Alberta Magazine – On Spec: The Canadian Magazine of the Fantastic

On Spec MagazineOn Spec Magazine showcases the best examples of speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, horror and magic realism) by new and seasoned writers, many of them Canadian. On Spec readers are looking for challenging and entertaining fiction, with a particular element of the fantastic that steps away from the ordinary and takes them out of this world.  On Spec discovers and showcases quality works by predominantly Canadian writers and artists, in the “Fantastic” literature genre. They foster the growth of emerging writers by offering support, constructive criticism, education, mentoring, and manuscript development. Alongside established writers, they publish as many new writers as possible, and create innovative cover art for every mind-bending and emotion-provoking issue!

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Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
I am Marilyn Jones, a 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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