Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Journalism Students Invited to Compete for the Emerge Media Award Until January 31, 2016

Emerge-AwardsThe Emerge Media Awards celebrates and showcases the achievements of journalism, media studies and communications students in Canada. The award recognizes the best writing, editing, videography, audio, digital design, communications and public relations work done at the post-secondary level. While the EMA program is administered and organized by the University of Guelph-Humber, all judges at both levels of review are independent professionals who do not work for and are not affiliated with the university.

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Canadian Journalists Invited to Apply for the $100,000 Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy Award Until February 10

Atkinson-AwardThe Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy provides a seasoned Canadian journalist with the financial means to pursue a year-long investigation into a current policy issue. Fellows are supported for a period of one year – from September 1 to August 31 – to investigate a current policy issue and write a series of articles for publication in the Toronto Star. During this period, the Fellow works exclusively on his or her project and receives a stipend of $75,000 and up to $25,000 for research expenses.

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Alberta Nominees for the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards Announced on January 19, 2016

Canadian-Screen-Awards-2016Today the nominees for the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards were announced including these from Alberta: Blackstone produced by Edmonton’s Prairie Dog Film & Television nominated for Best Dramatic Series. Calgary’s Young Drunk Punk (Seven24 Films) and Edmonton’s Tiny Plastic Men (Mosaic Entertainment) are both nominated for Best Comedy Series. Tiny Plastic Men is also nominated for Best Writing in a Comedy Program, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role.

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Canadian Association of Journalists Calls for Entries to the CAJ Awards Until February 5, 2016

CAJ-AwardsThe Canadian Association of Journalists invites entries for its annual awards program that celebrates excellence in journalism in Canada including Canada’s top investigative journalism award – the Don McGillivrary Award. Deadline for submissions of entries in ten categories is February 5, 2016. Winners to be announced at the CAJ conference to be held in Edmonton May 27 to 28, 2016.

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Alberta Campus Newspapers The Gauntlet and The Gateway Win “Johnnie” Awards by the Canadian University Press

CUP-AwardsWinners were announced for the John H. McDonald (the “Johnnies) awards celebrating excellence in student journalism at campus newspapers across Canada in Toronto on January 9, 2016. The annual awards, administered by the Canadian University Press, are open to any students whose work has been published in a CUP student publication at post-secondary institutions in Canada. The University of Calgary and the University of Alberta student newspapers were singled out. 

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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)