Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Alberta Media Personality: Edmonton Journal’s Mariam Ibrahim Has a Passion for Breaking News

mariam ibrahimMariam Ibrahim is no stranger to breaking news; in fact, she has a natural passion for it. As a Provincial Affairs Reporter at the Edmonton Journal, Mariam spent weeks on the campaign trail during Alberta’s recent election. When asked if she was surprised at the NDP majority, her answer was yes. “Even though the polls indicated the NDP were gaining strength, the polls are usually wrong about the outcome,” said Miriam. “It was hard to believe that our 44-year old PC government could be toppled in such a big way.”

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Writer’s Guild of Alberta Celebrates the 2015 Alberta Literary Award Winners in Edmonton on May 23

Alberta-Literary-Awards-2015The Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) announced the winners of this year’s Alberta Literary Awards on May 23, during the Alberta Literary Awards Gala held in conjunction with the Words in 3D Conference for Publishers, Writers and Editors at the Chateau Lacombe in Edmonton. The largest provincial writers’ organization in Canada, the WGA created the Alberta Literary Awards in 1982 to recognize excellence in writing by Alberta authors. This year, jurors deliberated over 150 submissions to select 24 finalists in eight categories.

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Alberta Radio Station: Edmonton’s CFCW 790 AM Set to Move to 840 AM This Summer

cfcw radio 840 AMEight years after a successful application to the CRTC change their frequency from 790 AM to 840 AM, Newcap Broadcasting has given the green light for CFCW to move on up Edmonton’s radio dial this August. CFCW is currently ranked #6 and the 3rd most listened-to AM station in the market according to the Fall 2014 Numeris data report. This ranking is an impressive achievement when you consider it only includes only half their listeners, those in the greater Edmonton area and not the other half of their listeners in rural Alberta.

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Rosie Awards Celebrate Alberta Film, TV & Digital Media Productions, Actors, Artists, Hosts & News Producers

Ampia Awards 2015Celebrating the best in TV, film and digital media production in Alberta, the Alberta Film & Television Awards honoured 58 Alberta productions and film artists at the Shaw Conference Centre on Saturday, May 23. Calgary productions and artists won the highest number of awards but the production that won the most awards was The Great Human Odyssey, an ambitious interactive TV miniseries by filmmaker Niobe Thompson of Edmonton-based Clearwater Documentary.

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Postmedia Network Now the Largest Digital News & Newspaper Organization in Canada

Postmedia NetworkPostmedia Network closed the $316 million deal for 173 Sun Media publications from Quebecor, creating the largest newspaper organization in Canada. The now own all Sun Media’s properties in Alberta including Calgary SunEdmonton Sun, Fort McMurray Today, Grande Prairie Herald Tribune along with 33 weekly newspapers and publish all the daily newspapers in Alberta except for the Red Deer Advocate (Black Press), and Lethbridge Herald and Medicine Hat News (both by Alta Newspaper Group). 

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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)