Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

National Newspapers Conference, Trade Show & Awards May 27 to 28 at Westin Hotel in Edmonton

Newspapers-ConferenceDiscover innovative business strategies, practical ideas, and creative ways that newspapers serve and connect with your community, at the 2016 National Conference in Edmonton. Co-hosted by Newspapers Canada, the Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association (AWNA) and the Association de la presse francophone (APF), this jam-packed weekend takes place May 27-28, at the Westin Edmonton Hotel.

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Historic Alberta Election Featured in Documentary to be Screened at Metro Cinema on March 2, 2016

Notley“Day of Change” by Edmonton filmmaker Kelly Wolfert is a look at the events taking place in Alberta’s provincial election May 5th, 2015. Following candidates new to politics, veteran politicians, supporters, volunteers and members of various political parties, “Day of Change” takes a personal, behind-the-scenes look at the NDP Victory that changed the landscape of Alberta and Canadian politics like no election in recent history.

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The 20th Annual Alberta Magazines Conference to be Held in Calgary March 3 – 4, 2016

AMPA ConferenceThe Alberta Magazine Publisher Association’s 20th anniversary magazine conference – the largest magazine media event in Western Canada – will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Calgary March 3 and 4, 2016. Hear industry experts from across North America share their insight, experience and expertise on the topics that matter most in the magazine publishing industry. The Conference is held in conjunction with the 2016 Alberta Magazine Awards where the winners will be announced at the Gala on March 3. 

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Story Summit 2016: The Intersection of Story, Technology & Sustainability | March 4 – 5, 2016 | Banff Centre

Story SummitStory Summit 2016, presented by AMPIA and The Banff Centre addresses new approaches to story-telling, innovating with technology and creating sustainable and innovative production and business models of media content. This unique day and a half gathering allows participants to connect with international experts on the cutting edge of digital media, to work with the tools and gain the knowledge to move careers forward – all in the beautiful setting of The Banff Centre, which naturally opens up creativity.

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Corus Radiothon in Support of Stollery Children’s Hospital to Run January 19 – 20, 2016

Corus RadiothonThe 17th Annual Corus Radiothon is a live, two-day broadcast on CISN Country 103.9 from the lobby of the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton from 5:30am to 6:00pm during the two day broadcast. CISN’s sister stations, 92.5 Fresh Radio and 630 CHED, support Radiothon both off- and on-site before and throughout the broadcast. These stations generously donate air time, staff and programming to allow the community a glimpse into everyday life at this world-class Hospital.

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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)