Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

The Best in Documentary Film and Media Arts is in Edmonton at Northwestfest 2017 May 5 to 14

NorthwestFestNorthwestFest  announces the line-up for the 2017 festival, featuring the best in new documentary features, short films, media arts, and more. Running May 5-14, 2017 in various locations, this year’s program has something for everyone. Whether you’re curious about the worlds of America’s best session musicians, daredevils, spelling bees, scientology, or the obituary section of the New York Times, NorthwestFest has got you covered.

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Alberta Podcast – Dr. Jonathan White Offers Instructions for Medical Students and Patients Around the World

Surgery 101

photo by Curtis Corneau

With more than 200 episodes in the can, a cast of characters that ‌includes zombies and Muppets, and more than three million ‌downloads globally, from Portland to Pyongyang, the Surgery ‌101 podcast is an unlikely Edmonton success story. On top of its educational value, it turns out that Surgery 101 can help calm the nerves of people nervous about what their upcoming experience on the table has in store. And nobody is more surprised by that success than the man who started it. 

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The Writers’ Guild of Alberta Announces the 2017 Alberta Literary Awards Shortlist

ab-lit-awards-logoThe Writers’ Guild of Alberta is excited to announce the finalists for the 2017 Alberta Literary Awards. Each year, the Alberta Literary Awards recognize and celebrate the highest standards of literary excellence from Alberta authors. The award juries deliberated on more than 220 submissions to select the following 24 finalists in eight categories. Finalists represent excellence in literary work written by Alberta authors and published or created in 2016. Check out these fantastic titles!

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Alberta Media Comings & Goings – March 2017

ruth-kellyRuth Kelly, president and publisher of Venture Publishing, publisher of Alberta Venture and Alberta Oil appears to be on the brink of bankruptcy according to a article posted on March 21, 2017 on Canadaland. Long delays in paying freelancers, discontinuation of health benefits and employee pay cheques drawn on her husband’s business account are reported symptoms of financial difficulties.

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Alberta Media Personality – Amber Schinkel, Co-Host of Global Calgary’s Morning News

amber_schinkelAmber Schinkel has co-hosted the Global News Calgary’s Morning News since January 2014. She joined Global Calgary’s news team  in December 2008 after spending two years at Global News Lethbridge and has been a jack-of-all-trades since, working as a reporter, producer, and even weather anchor on occasion. Schinkel was born in Calgary and raised on a farm north of Cochrane, Alberta. Growing up she was a 4-H member and credits the experience for sparking her interest in public speaking and writing.

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Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
I am Marilyn Jones, a news junkie with a penchant for publishing, politics, 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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