Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

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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Book Publishers of Alberta Invites Submissions for 2015 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Until March 31

Book-AwardsThese awards celebrate excellence in book publishing in Alberta in fourteen categories. This year’s Alberta Book Awards Gala will be held on September 18, 2015 at Fort Edmonton Park. Recipients of the 2015 Alberta Book Awards will be announced at the gala, along with the recipients of the Publisher of the Year, Book Illustration and Lifetime Achievement Awards.  The event will also celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Book Publisher’s Association of Alberta.

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2015 Showcase Awards Winners Announced at Alberta Magazine Publishers Gala

awardThe Showcase Gold and Silver winners were announced and celebrated at the Alberta Magazine Awards Gala on March 5, 2015 in Calgary. Thanks to the hard work of more than 50 Alberta Magazine Awards volunteer judges – industry experts from across North America – nearly 300 editorial and design entries in 15 Showcase Awards categories were narrowed down to these award winners:

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Alberta Shot and Produced TV Series Fargo Nominated for 18 Emmy Awards and Gets a Green Light for Series Two

Emmy AwardsAlbertans working on U.S. and international series shot or posted in Canada earned a number of Emmy nominations. Calgary’s Jackie Lind is nominated for best casting perhaps due to the fact that the Alberta-shot FX series Fargo was nominated in all acting categories. Also nominated for work on the mini-series is Albertan Frank Laratta, for Outstanding Sound Editing in a mini-series. In all Fargo received 18 Emmy Award announced on July 10, 2014.

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2013 National Newspaper Award Winning Photos by Photographers at Daily Newspapers in Alberta

photographerOn May 30, 2014, the 65th annual National Newspaper Awards were handed out in Toronto. While not surprisingly, the large urban dailies and the two national dailies took the bulk of the awards, photographers at the Calgary Herald and Edmonton Journal took the bulk of the photo awards: Feature Photo (Leah Hennel), News Photo (Shaughn Butt), and Sports Photo (Amber Bracken).

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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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