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Alberta Media News | February 2016

Alberta-Media-NewsThe Jim Pattison Broadcast Group in Lethbridge has launched its new digital news portal, called LethbridgeNewsNow.com. The Country 95  Lethbridge news team handles the content. The portal is provided at  no charge and includes free local classifieds. Q99 Grande Prairie, purchased last year by the Jim Pattison  Broadcast Group, is set to move this weekend to JPBG’s existing  location at Big Country 93.1 XX FM. A team of Pattison engineers  has been busy this week taking care of the nuts and bolts of the  move.

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Jim Pattison Broadcast Group Launches New Digital News Portal in Lethbridge

Lethbridge-News-NowOn January 25, the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group launched a brand new, news and information destination for Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta, Lethbridge News Now.com. The portal is powered by the Country 95 News Team and boasts one of the largest staff of any news service in Southwestern Alberta, operating seven days a week to provide up-to-the-minute news, weather and sports coverage.

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CJSW Launches New Project Aiming to Document Calgary’s Rich Musical History

Calgary-musicCampus radio station CJSW 90.9 FM recently announced their Calgary Local Music Library project, which aims to compile an aural and visual history of Calgary music. The traveling installation will tour around Calgary Public Library branches. CJSW is searching for donations of CDs, posters, photographs and other paraphernalia from the local music community for the project. The installation is funded through a $30,000 Calgary Foundation grant to CJSW and the Calgary Public Library. 

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Renovated Marshall McLuhan House Now Open to the Public in Edmonton

Marshall McLuhanThe renovated Marshall McLuhan house located at 11342 – 64 Street now open to the public was originally built for McLuhan’s father in 1912, the year that the Highlands neighbourhood was named. One hundred years later, the Edmonton Arts Council acquired the house, which was being eyed up by a developer who wanted to build a larger home on the site. Designated a municipal historic resource in 2013, the house will now play host to an artist-in-residence program.

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The Gateway U of A’s Campus Newspaper to Morph to Online Delivery and Monthly Features Magazine

GatewayAfter 106 years as a campus newspaper, The Gateway is gearing towards a new model, which will prioritize digital and online content. The Gateway plans to cease the printing of their weekly student newspaper as of the April 6 issue in order to focus on online production and publish a print monthly features magazine. The content and stories that would have packed the print newspaper every Wednesday will now be optimized and prioritized for consistent, daily online consumption in the 2016–17 publishing year. According to an article published in the Gateway, Cam Lewis, the Editor-in-Chief for the 2015–16 publishing year, said the move away from the newspaper product and adjustment towards an online product should be viewed as a triumph in the changing media landscape.

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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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