Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Early Career Journalists Invited to Apply for the Greg Clark Award Until February 19, 2016

CJF_logo_blacksquare_400x400The Greg Clark Award offers journalists early in their career a chance to go behind the scenes and meet key decision-makers on their beats. The award was created in memory of one of Canada’s greatest journalists – a war correspondent, an avid outdoorsman, a humourist, but above all, a great reporter who excelled at storytelling. It’s an award that’s unique among Canadian journalism, one that’s designed to offer working journalists a chance to gain insight and meet key decision-makers on their beats.

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AlbertaViews Magazine Invites Photo Submissions of a Surprising View of Alberta

AB_ViewsAlbertaViews is looking for photos of a surprising view of Alberta. Enter their photo contest for a chance to win $1,000 and to have your photo published in an upcoming issue of Alberta Views! All entries must be original, unpublished and submitted on or before February 28, 2016. Submission to the contest gives Alberta Views a one-time right to publish the winner and runners up in their magazine and on their website in conjunction with the contest.

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Edmonton Film Shot in 3D Wins International Tech Award

40-BelowProducer Andrew Scholotiuk and director Dylan Pearce have won a Lumiere Award from the Advanced Imaging Society for their 3D work in the romantic comedy 40 Below and Falling. Scholotiuk and Pearce (recently nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for best director) accepted the 3D Feature Jury Prize for 40 Below and Falling on January 27 at Warner Bros. Studio in Los Angeles. Past recipients of the Lumiere award include Martin Scorsese, Ang Lee and James Cameron.

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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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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)

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