Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Media Personality: Claire Martin, from Reporting the Weather to Managing Media Productions

Claire MartinWith over 25 years of experience in the television broadcast industry, Claire has recently joined Anaïd Productions, overseeing the day-to-day operations and communications in Edmonton and Vancouver. Prior to joining Anaïd, Claire was the senior meteorologist at CBC News Network working along side The National’s chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge and other newscasters, enlightening the country with her wealth of knowledge about the weather.


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Alberta Producers Nominated for 2015 Rockie Awards

Rockie AwardsThe nominees for the Rockie Awards were announced on Friday, April 17 and four Alberta production companies have been recognized! The Rockie Awards, held each year at the Banff World Media Festival is the largest program competition of its kind, with industry members from over 40 countries participating in this prestigious awards program. The Rockie Awards celebrates narrative content across 26 categories in drama, documentary, kids, and digital.

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In Support of Independent Bookstores in Alberta

Audreys BooksMarket forces continue to exert extraordinary pressures upon independent bookstores. In 2013, the Canadian Booksellers Association estimated that 300 bookstores had closed in Canada in the last decade, leaving about 1,500 outlets in the country including these independent bookstores in Alberta that are coming up with interesting and innovative ways to survive. The ambience, selection and customer service offered by these independent bookstores are second to none. 

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Alberta Weekly Newspapers Shine at the 2015 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards

Community Newspaper Awards 2015On March 30, the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards were handed out in celebration of the very best in community publishing from across Canada. Alberta weeklies took home numerous awards, some many: the Rocky Mountain Outlook and the St Albert Gazette tied for winning the most – six each. The 2015 competition saw 264 publications from coast to coast submit over 2,700 entries representing their best work from 2014.

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CKUA Night Owls Get More Overnight Music

CKUA Radio Night OwlsAt one of their fundraisers last August, David Ward, the temporary Program Director for CKUA was approached by some concerned supporters. These after-midnight listeners were frustrated with the over-abundance of BBC talk shows and the dearth of the music programs CKUA has been known for during the past 90 years.“Necessity became the mother of invention,” quipped David. “When there’s an audience concern but no money to deal with that concern, it’s time to get creative.”

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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)