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Rogers Media Expands Local News Coverage in Alberta with CityNews and OMNI Regional TV

OMNI-TVRogers Media announced on June 5, 2017 that it will be expanding its news program, CityNews, in Edmonton this September and in Calgary by the winter of 2018. It’s part of a wider expansion that will also see local versions of the program air in Vancouver, Winnipeg and Montreal. The one-hour newscasts will broadcast seven days a week with CityNews at Six at 6 p.m. and CityNews Tonight at 11 p.m.

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Alberta Media News — May 2017

ShawTVOn April 24, Shaw announced its plans to close its Community TV stations in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver effective August 15, 2017. The resources from those stations will now be redirected to Global News, to increase community news gathering. The decision is expected to affect 70 people at all three locations, but they say this will also help reduce duplication of their coverage.

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CFHI aka Real Country 104.9 FM Now On-Air in Hinton

RC-HintonAlberta’s newest radio, CFHI at 104.9 FM, launched in Hinton in early February 2017. It joins Newcap Broadcasting’s “Real Country” branded sister stations in Westlock, St. Paul, Stettler, Lloydminster, Red Deer, High Prairie, Brooks, and Blairmore, Alberta.  Originally proposed and approved by the CRTC in February 2014, as a rock based music format targeting adults between the ages of 25 and 54, the station launched under the “Real Country” brand name and format.

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Public Policy Forum’s Vision of a Better Future for Canadian Journalism

Media-CanadaConversations on the waning health of traditional media, the rise of fake news and the trouncing of print media by digital seem to be endless. In response, the Public Policy Forum (PPF) has laid out a series of recommendations in an effort to set out a better future for Canadian journalism. The recommendations, which include amending a section of the Income Tax Act to bring in an additional $300 to $400 million of revenue and removing digital advertising from the CBC.

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Edmonton’s About to Enjoy a New Locally Produced Magazine

eq-logoJournalist, Producer and proud Edmontonian, Jeff Samsonow, has announced (by way of a tweet I just read from Mack Male who knows everything that’s going on in Edmonton), that he is about to launch a new magazine that will focus on local news, issues and discussions about Edmonton. It’s called Edmonton Quotient (or, EQ for short). Jeff promises that if you sign up for his newsletter, you’ll be the first to know when the new magazine officially launches.

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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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