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Alberta Media News: July 2014 – Radiothons in Alberta | CBC Goes Mobile | Shaw Goes National

CBC-EdmontonOn July 24, CBC announced massive staff cuts, roughly 20% of its current complement of 7,500 employees, as it shifts from broadcasting to a mobile-first strategy. The cuts are in addition to the announcement in April that 657 jobs would be eliminated over the next two years. President/CEO Hubert Lacroix calls it a “culture shift”— turning the public broadcaster into a less expensive multi-platform player.

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Alberta Book: Marion Nicholl: Science and Alchemy by University of Calgary Press

Marion Nicholl“This is a sumptuously produced work and an ideal specimen of the book as artefact, writes Anne Burke in her review of the book for the League of Canadian Poets. “This study of Nicoll’s range of expression will offer meaningful commentary, historical and aesthetic contexts, and a feminist approach to male mentorship.” The book’s three contributors point out, as the first female permanent instructor at the now Alberta College of Art, the classically  trained, multi-talented and well qualified Nicholl was confined to teaching craft, printmaking and design at the ACA for 30 years. Yet, it is her paintings that are now most often found in public collections.

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Alberta Media Moves: Comings & Goings in the Media in Alberta, July 2014

Cara Fullerton Global TV CalgaryCara Fullerton, Global Calgary’s anchor and reporter announced she’ll be leaving the broadcast industry after 14 years to pursue a career in health and fitness. Fullerton previously worked for CFSK Saskatoon and Global in Halifax. Currently  Fullerton was on Global Calgary’s Morning News and co-anchored the Noon News Hour on weekdays. Her last day with Global Calgary will be August 14.

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Alberta Shot and Produced TV Series Fargo Nominated for 18 Emmy Awards and Gets a Green Light for Series Two

Emmy AwardsAlbertans working on U.S. and international series shot or posted in Canada earned a number of Emmy nominations. Calgary’s Jackie Lind is nominated for best casting perhaps due to the fact that the Alberta-shot FX series Fargo was nominated in all acting categories. Also nominated for work on the mini-series is Albertan Frank Laratta, for Outstanding Sound Editing in a mini-series. In all Fargo received 18 Emmy Award announced on July 10, 2014.

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Shaw Communications Proposes to Launch National TV News Channel: Global News 1

shawtvIn filings to the CRTC at the end of June, Calgary-based Shaw Communications, which operates Global Television, claims it wants to launch a “hybrid local/national” English-language national news channel. Shaw’s submission included a brief outline of the plans as part of the CRTC’s formal consultation on the evolution of the Canadian broadcasting system. Shaw’s news channel proposal falls under “Category C” guidelines, which covers all-news channels like the CBC News Network, CTV News Channel, RDI and the Sun News Network.

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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)

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