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Alberta Media Comings & Goings – March 2017

ruth-kellyRuth Kelly, president and publisher of Venture Publishing, publisher of Alberta Venture and Alberta Oil appears to be on the brink of bankruptcy according to a article posted on March 21, 2017 on Canadaland. Long delays in paying freelancers, discontinuation of health benefits and employee pay cheques drawn on her husband’s business account are reported symptoms of financial difficulties.

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Alberta Media Moves – December 2016

media-movesMike Shannon is also out as program director at Wild 95.3. Heather Prosak signs on as the new Wild 95.3 program director and morning show host. Heather leaves Bell Media Winnipeg where she’s morning co-host and Program Director at 99.9 Bob FM (CFWM-FM). Jonathan Best joins the team as morning show co-host, Assistant Program Director and music director. Best was most recently with Newcap Edmonton. Now! (CKNO-FM) Edmonton Program Director Mark Hunter adds programming duties for Kool FM.

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Media Moves in Alberta | October 2016

mark-iypeMark Iype took over as Editor-in-Chief for both the Edmonton Sun and Edmonton Journal on October 1 from Lorne Motley, who has taken a role as vice-president of editorial for Postmedia’s western region. Iype came to Edmonton in 2014, to oversee city and business coverage. Previously, Iype was a senior editor at the Telegraph-Journal in Saint John, N.B., and a reporter/editor at Canwest News Service in Ottawa.

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Alberta Media Comings & Goings for April 2016


Alberta Media MovesThe Edmonton Journal
is losing key reporters: Mariam Ibrahim, political affairs reporter and sometimes host of the Journal‘s Press Gallery podcast https://soundcloud.com/edmontonjournal is moving on to the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees. Michael Hingston announced he is stepping down as the Journal’s books columnist to focus on freelance opportunities,

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Alberta Media Comings & Goings for January 15 to February 15, 2016

open-doorWhile journalists at media outlets in Alberta are always coming & going, there have never been so many going as there were this past month. Sadly, at the Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun, Edmonton Journal and Edmonton Sun, on January 19, Postmedia cut 60 positions in order to combine newsrooms in locations where they publish two dailies. These cuts not only resulted in many experienced, talented and dedicated journalists pushed out the door in Alberta, but also resulted in distinctive voices quieted.

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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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