Alberta media news, events & personalities

AMPIA to Announce Rosie Award Winners for Outstanding Media Productions in Alberta on April 12 in Calgary

AMPIA Awards AlbertaThe Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) announced the finalists for the 40th Annual Alberta Film & Television Awards, celebrating excellence and outstanding achievement in Alberta film, television and new media. W ith over five hundred entries submitted, the judges had to make several difficult decisions in determining the winners that will be announced at a Gala on Saturday, April 12 in Calgary.

Read more

Metro Dailies Now Offer App to Access Augmented Reality Elements of their Newspapers Across Canada

Metro Newspaper CanadaStar Media Group-owned Metro is adding augmented reality elements to its editorial pages across Canada as of April 2, 2014.  Robyn Payne, director of marketing and research, Metro English Canada, tells MiC [Media in Canada] that the goal of adding augmented reality to the daily’s print pages is to bridge the gap between the paper and digital copies of the title. Users wishing to access augmented reality pieces of Metro will need to have the paper’s app, but won’t need other third-party apps like Layar to view the additional content.

Read more

Former Meteorologist Claire Martin Joins Anaïd Productions As Managing Director

Claire MartinAward-winning film and television company Anaïd Productions with offices in Edmonton and Vancouver announced today the appointment of former CBC News senior meteorologist Claire Martin as their new Managing Director. Martin will oversee Anaïd’s day-to-day operations and communications and will be based in their North Vancouver office.

Read more

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)
pictured above: CKUA's Lionel Rault in the control room in Edmonton.

Archives