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Edmonton & Calgary Radio PPMs for August 29, 2016 – November 27, 2016

radio-station-ratingsThe fall ratings for radio stations were released on December 7. In Edmonton: 102.3 NOW Radio rules the roost for A12+ posting an 11.9% share of hours tuned (down from 13.2%). NOW! Radio takes top spot for F25-54, delivering a 20.1% share (down from 20.3%). NOW also tops the list for M25-54 with a 12.4% share (down from 13.7%) followed by the Bear at 11.7% (down from 12.3%). For M18-34, Sonic leads the way posting a 15.2% (up from 14.8%). For F18-34 NOW! delivered an 18.8% (down from 20.0%).

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The Future of [Newspaper] Journalism by Gillian Stewart for CAJ’s Media Magazine

future of journalism Watching the movie Spotlight is a bittersweet experience for many journalists. Here was a movie that made us salivate for the days when publishers and editors actually gave reporters time and money to dig into hidden injustices and produce stories that their readers would talk about for months and years afterward. But the movie also left a bad taste in the mouth. At the same time it was in theatres, 

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Wordfest and the Calgary Public Library Join Forces to Create the City’s Arts & Culture Library

Wordfest Bill Ptacek, CEO, Calgary Public Library, and Shelley Youngblut, General Director, Wordfest, today announced a creative collaboration that sees Wordfest move its operations to the top floor of the Memorial Park Library and share its extensive arts and culture expertise with Calgary Public Library. It’s been more than a century since the construction of Memorial Park Library as a “first rate building to underline the importance of education and culture in the West” (Alexander Calhoun, Calgary’s first librarian).

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The CRTC Takes Measures to Ensure Canadians Have Access to Local Programming That Reflects Their Needs and Interests.

Local-NewsNew minimum thresholds for local news will be imposed on all local private television broadcasters. Also, the large private broadcasters will now have the necessary flexibility to keep local stations open and fund the production of local news programming. This represents up to $67 million that could be available for local news. In addition, the CRTC is creating the Independent Local News Fund to give independent stations access to approximately $23 million dollars to produce high-quality local news programming.

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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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