Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Alberta Magazine – League Magazine published by the League of Landscape Photographers

League-MagazineAwarded by the Alberta Magazine Publishers of Association as Best New Magazine earlier this February, League Magazine: Photography for Good, is an annual publication primarily concerned with nature and landscape, with landscape defined in the broadest sense from wilderness to industrial to cultural landscapes (including people and animals on the land). Instead of an idealized portrait of nature shot by professional photographers known to the publishers, the editors invite photographers from across Canada from all skill levels, to show their readers what you see happening in the world close to you.

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AMPA Announces the 2018 Alberta Magazine Awards Showcase Finalists & Achievement Award Winners

AMPA-AwardsThe Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA) announced the showcase finalists for the 2018 Alberta Magazine Awards on February 5. The program honours and celebrates the work of Alberta’s magazine creatives; art directors, writers, photographers, editors and illustrators. This year, there were more than 250 entries in 20 showcase categories.

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Alberta Council of Global Cooperation Launches the 2018 Top 30 Under 30 Magazine

ACGC-MagazineThe Alberta Council for Global Cooperation’s Top 30 Under 30 magazine highlights extraordinary young people who are working towards a just and sustainable future for everyone. This year’s theme is Partnerships for the Goals: How youth are collaborating to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Here are the Top 30 Under 30 people who are making a difference in communities in Alberta and around the world:

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Alberta Magazines Conference & Awards 2018 | March 8 & 9 | Calgary

AMPA150On March 8 & 9, join the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association at the Carriage House Inn in Calgary for two days of sessions, panel discussions and keynote presentations by industry leaders and innovators. Now in its 23rd year, the conference has become an industry institution and an incomparable opportunity for professional growth – both for publishing hopefuls and old hands.

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Alberta Book – Firestorm: How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future

FirestormIn Firestorm,  Edmonton-based journalist Edward Struzik visits scorched earth from Alaska to Maine, and introduces the scientists, firefighters, and resource managers making the case for a radically different approach to managing wildfire in the 21st century.  For two months in the spring of 2016, the world watched as wildfire ravaged the Canadian town of Fort McMurray. Firefighters named the fire “the Beast.” It acted like a mythical animal, alive with destructive energy, and they hoped never to see anything like it again. Yet it’s not a stretch to imagine we will all soon live in a world in which fires like the Beast are commonplace.

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Banff World Media Festival Inviting Submissions for Rockie Awards 2018

Banff-FestivalThe Rockie Awards is BANFF’s flagship program celebrating excellence in television and digital content from around the world. Hundreds of television and digital programs compete for a coveted Rockie Award, presented at a ceremony each year at BANFF. With participation from more than 40 countries annually, including an international industry jury of over 100 professionals working in entertainment and media, the Rockie Awards is one of the world’s largest program competitions of its kind.

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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)