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Media Moves for January 2013

Media MovesThe Edmonton Journal introduced two new columnists in September 2012. Fish Griwkowsky was named the Journal’s new visual arts columnist (and is the past the Writer/Illustrator in Residence at Latitude 53) and Michael Hingston joined as the new books columnist. They also added another style/life reporter with Amanda Ash. Brenden Ullrich, Raffaele Papainni, Kim Smith and Brendon Graziano are new reporters at CHED. Stacey Brotzel moved from Edmonton’s Breakfast Television at Citytv (now City) to Edmonton’s CTV Morning Live. Jesse Beyer joined her at CTV as a new weather specialist replacing Craig Larkins who is now the meteoroligist for CBC National. CTV Edmonton has a new news director in Dan Kobe who replaces Glenn Kubish.

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Alberta Media Moves – October 2012

Media MovesWhile the daily newspapers in Alberta are shedding newsroom staff in huge numbers, they are replacing and reorganizing some of their current staff: Darcy Henton, formerly political reporter for the Edmonton Journal is now a political reporter for the Calgary Herald. Also new at the Calgary Herald are reporters Kelly Cryderman (politics), Eric Volmers (entertainment) and Al Cameron (sports) and Lloyed Lobo (business). New at the Calgary Sun are reporters Martin Hudson (managing editor), Damian Wood (general assignment), Rod Kelly (sports) and Eric Francis (sports). New reporters at the Edmonton Sun are Tanara McLean (general assignment), Alison Salz (general assignment), Barry Hanson, formerly the editor of the Edmonton Examiner now the Sports Editor. Joining him are Gerry Moddejonge (sports) and Robert Tychkowski (sports). New reporters at the Edmonton Journal include Paul Bacon (night editor) and Karen Booth (early editor).

Alberta Media Moves > September 2012

Media MovesAfter 36 years with CKUA’s Chris Allen broadcast his last Arts Beat show on Friday, September 7, 2012. Chris began his 36-year broadcasting career at CKUA in September 1976. During that time he presented nearly every form of music and information programming including the program Something for Seniors, which he co-hosted with the oldest broadcaster in Canada at the time, Peggy Holmes. He hosted and produced a late night music program, a morning news and music program, jazz and classic music shows as well as radio dramas. Most recently, he has been at the helm of the arts coverage at the station with the shows Arts Alive, The Arts and Culture Guide as well as ArtBeat. Sarah Hoyles, with experience at CBC as radio producer, contributor and reporter for Definitely Not the Opera and other regional current affairs programs in Alberta, Manitoba and New Brunswick, has taken on the challenge of filling his very large shoes.

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Alberta Media Moves for July 2012

Media MovesMaurice Tougas is now reporting for Metro News Edmonton. Formerly a weekly columnist for the Edmonton Examiner before he resigned to run as a Liberal MLA for Edmonton Meadowlark,  he successfully defeated incumbent Progressive Conservative Bob Maskell. After his decision not to seek re-election, he became a columnist for Edmonton’s SEE magazine until it ceased publishing in September 2011. Ziyah Karmali, Miss Edmonton 2010 and formerly a French immersion teacher in Spruce Grove and now currently completing her Master of Education degree with the help of a full scholarship is the new arts reporter at BreakfastTV Edmonton.

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AMPIA Seeks Administration & Communications Coordinator by July 6, 2012

Alberta Media Production Industries AssociationAMPIA (Alberta Media Production Industry Association) is currently looking for a capable and energetic person to fill the position of Administration and Communications Coordinator.  Salary commensurate with experience. The primary role of this position is the dissemination and sharing of AMPIA news on a regular basis in the form of: AMPIA’s monthly electronic newsletter, AMPIA Industry mail outs, AMPIA e-mails to members, and social media updates (Facebook, Twitter).

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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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