Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

The National Magazine Awards Announces New Digital Publishing Award for Canadian Digital Publishers

Digital-MediaThe non-profit National Magazine Awards Foundation, a leader in facilitating rigorous and transparent awards programs, in consultation with Canada’s leading producers and creators of digital media, is launching a national, bilingual awards program exclusively for Canadian digital publishers. The Digital Publishing Awards will recognize and promote excellence in the content and creation of Canadian digital publications through an annual program of awards and national publicity efforts. 

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CBC Edmonton Wins Four National Investigative Awards from the Canadian Association of Journalists

CBC NewsCBC Investigates, the investigative unit of CBC Edmonton, has won four national awards for “Aura of Power,” the series of stories which exposed the personal and political misuse of public resources by former Alberta premier Alison Redford. The investigative unit – with reporters Charles Rusnell and Jennie Russell – won the Don McGillivray award for best overall investigative story from the Canadian Association of Journalists at its annual conference on June 6 after earlier winning in the community broadcast category.

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Red Deer Filmmaker Wins Big Rock Eddie Short Film Award and $10,000 for Documentary, An Alberta Farm

Alberta-FarmAn Alberta Farm, a short documentary by Red Deer’s Brendan O’Brien, won the $10,000 top prize at the Big Rock Eddies Short Film Festival at the Theatre Junction Grand in Calgary on June 6. This year for the first time in its 22 history, Big Rock opened up the theme beyond beer commercials to the idea of “tradition.” From this idea, O’Brien developed the story. The five-minute film, centres on the changing farm life and the memories of Alberta dairy farmer Bruce Bell.

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Alberta Magazines Nominated for National Magazine Awards

National-MagazinesThe National Magazine Awards Foundation (NMAF) has announced the finalists of their 38th annual awards program, including 16 entries from AMPA-member magazines shortlisted in written and visual categories, as well as a finalist placement for the coveted Magazine of the Year for Calgary-based UPPERCASE magazine. Western Living is among the top-nominated magazines with 6 nominations and New Trail Magazine with 5 nominations. Avenue Edmonton, Glass Buffalo and Swerve are also nominated.

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Writer’s Guild of Alberta Celebrates the 2015 Alberta Literary Award Winners in Edmonton on May 23

Alberta-Literary-Awards-2015The Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) announced the winners of this year’s Alberta Literary Awards on May 23, during the Alberta Literary Awards Gala held in conjunction with the Words in 3D Conference for Publishers, Writers and Editors at the Chateau Lacombe in Edmonton. The largest provincial writers’ organization in Canada, the WGA created the Alberta Literary Awards in 1982 to recognize excellence in writing by Alberta authors. This year, jurors deliberated over 150 submissions to select 24 finalists in eight categories.

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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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