Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

2017 Alberta Literary Awards Now Open for Submissions Until December 30, 2016

ab-lit-awards-logoThe Writers’ Guild of Alberta is preparing to celebrate another successful year with the 2017 Alberta Literary Awards. Writers from across Alberta and their publishers are invited to check out and submit to this year’s award categories. Submissions are evaluated on originality, creativity, and quality of writing, as well as appropriate fit within a category. The winners will be announced at the 2017 Alberta Literary Awards Gala in Edmonton in June 2017.

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The Future of [Newspaper] Journalism by Gillian Stewart for CAJ’s Media Magazine

future of journalism Watching the movie Spotlight as a bittersweet experience for many journalists. Here was a movie that made us salivate for the days when publishers and editors actually gave reporters time and money to dig into hidden injustices and produce stories that their readers would talk about for months and years afterward. But the movie also left a bad taste in the mouth. At the same time it was in theatres, 

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Alberta Magazine: UAlberta Business, Alberta School of Business Alumni Magazine

Alberta Business MagazineThe UAlberta Business magazine, published by the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta, has been producing the magazine twice a year since Fall 2004. Recently, it underwent a rebranding and redesign and emerged with a clean, modern, bold look, well designed pages and interesting, well written and informative content, even if you’re not an alumni. The Fall 2016 issue runs 36 pages with content presented in three departments: Live, Work, and Learn, in addition to feature stories including the evolution of the School over the past 100 years and class notes submitted by the alumni. 

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CRTC Considers 11 Applications for New Radio Station(s) in Edmonton on September 27

new Edmonton radio stationsOn September 27, 2016, the CRTC held hearings  at the Radisson Hotel in Edmonton to consider 11 applications to operate  new ethnic commercial AM and FM radio stations, as well as an application for a new French language community radio station, to serve Edmonton. Several of the applications are competing for the same frequency. CRTC will announce its decisions on these applications in the next 6 to 9 months. 

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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)