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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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Alberta Media Moves – June 2015

Jason-StrudwickJason Strudwick is now co-host of City Edmonton’s new Dinner Television news/talk/variety show. A retired four-time, multi-scoring NHL defenseman, Strudwick, finished his hockey career playing for his hometown team, the Edmonton Oilers. Following two decades of athletic experience, he found his new calling in the broadcast industry as host of a local Edmonton radio sports talk show. Now, he’s back in front of the camera.

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Alberta Media Moves: Comings & Goings in the Media in Alberta, July 2014

Cara Fullerton Global TV CalgaryCara Fullerton, Global Calgary’s anchor and reporter announced she’ll be leaving the broadcast industry after 14 years to pursue a career in health and fitness. Fullerton previously worked for CFSK Saskatoon and Global in Halifax. Currently  Fullerton was on Global Calgary’s Morning News and co-anchored the Noon News Hour on weekdays. Her last day with Global Calgary will be August 14.

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Alberta Media Moves: February 2014

Darrell JanzThere’s a changing of the guards at radio and television stations in Alberta. After 44 years on the Calgary airwaves, Radio Fan reports that Dr. Dan Gavin is about to hang up his headphones at CHQR / AM 770. On the TV side, after 40 years at CTV Calgary, Darrel Janz is hanging up his microphone.

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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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