Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Bell Media and Bloomberg Media Partner to Create BNN Bloomberg with News Bureau in Calgary

Bell-Media-BloombergBell Media and Bloomberg Media today announced the two media companies have partnered to create Canada’s leading multi-platform business news brand, BNN Bloomberg. Launching in Spring 2018, BNN Bloomberg will provide audiences and advertisers with an unparalleled suite of products across digital, television and radio, targeting Canada’s business decision makers.

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Radio Cité Edmonton’s New French Language Radio Station to be On-Air in September 2018

Radio-CiteEdmonton’s new French language radio station approved by the CRTC in January 2017 just received a funding boost assuring its estimated launch in September 2018. The Société radio communautaire du grand Edmonton Society is receiving $400,000 from Western Economic Diversification Canada and almost $296,000 from Canadian Heritage to establish a francophone community radio station for the greater Edmonton area.

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Celebrate Media Literacy Week “Inclusion in a Connected World” – November 6 – 10, 2017

Media-LiteracyMediaSmarts, Canada’s leading centre for digital and media literacy and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) along with the Alberta Teachers Association (ATA) announced this year’s Media Literacy Week, to be held November 6 to 10, will focus on diversity and inclusion online for children and teens.

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Alberta Media News | September 2017

OMNI-logoRogers Media’s new national multilingual channel OMNI Regional debuted September 1 with half hour, daily national newscasts in Cantonese, Italian, Mandarin, and Punjabi. Regionally-focused, weekday current affairs programs are also being produced locally in Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, and Vancouver. Focus Cantonese, Focus Mandarin and Focus Punjabi offer provincial, municipal, healthcare and business news. OMNI Regional is being offered nationally on all digital basic television packages with top stories from the day available online at

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Alberta Podcast Network “Officially” Launches on September 27 at CKUA in Edmonton

Alberta-Podcast-Network-logoThe Alberta Podcast Network is on a mission to help Alberta-based podcasters create podcasts of high quality and reach larger audiences, foster connections among Alberta-based podcasters and provide a powerful marketing opportunity for local businesses and organizations with funding from ATB Financial and support from CKUA Radio.

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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)