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CBC Five Year Plan Calls for More Local, Regional and Digital Content

According to Mediacaster Magazine, CBC/Radio-Canada plans to introduce new online and digital media services as part of a newly unveiled five year plan to expand its regional footprint and increase regional news and programming. Its planning document, called Everyone, Every way, sets out in general terms what the public broadcaster has planned for the next five years.

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CBC News Launches New Website and Mobile Applications

On February 19, 2011 CBC launched their newly redesigned website and mobile applications to deliver a comprehensive package of digital news in the country, with more features, more multimedia elements and more ways to connect — all still with the CBC News promise of providing more depth and context.

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CKUA Needs Your Vote to Secure $100,000 Grant

CKUA has been shortlisted for a $100,000 grant to support a songwriter-in-residence program to help mentor junior songwriters in Alberta.  The funding is part of a larger community outreach program Pepsi is conducting in North America to fund various non-profit projects. CKUA has made it through the first round of approvals.

In order to win the money, CKUA needs to receive tghe most votes for our project.

The campaign runs from 60 days from March 1 to April 30, 2011. Each person can vote once per day.

Place your vote at http://www.refresheverything.ca/ckua.

CRTC Approves BCE’s Purchase of CTVglobemedia

OTTAWA-GATINEAU, March 7, 2011 — The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today approved BCE Inc.’s acquisition of CTVglobemedia Inc. This transaction will improve access to local programming through the carriage of at least 43 additional conventional and community television stations on BCE’s satellite television service.

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Mom Magazine Now Published Exclusively Online

In February 2011, Mom Magazine published and edited by Tamara Plant, started publishing its two and a half year old printed magazine exclusively online thereby  joining a number of magazine publishers who have taken their magazines exclusively online e.g. unlimited magazine. According to Mom Magazine’s website, they are in production of a soon to be launched web based video series.

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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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