Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Postmedia Announces Vanessa Hrvatin as the Recipient of Michelle Lang Fellowship in Journalism

Vanessa-HrvatinStarting November 27, 2017, Vanessa Hrvatin is spending the first six months working at the National Post in Toronto before spending the next six months of the Fellowship working at the Calgary Herald. With a Master of Journalism degree from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Science degree, Honours Environmental Science with a Specialization in Biology from Queen’s University, Ms. Hrvatin was previously a freelance journalist contributing content to Maclean’s, The Tyee, and the Globe and Mail and others. 

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Fil Fraser, Canada’s First Black Broadcaster and Alberta’s Beloved Arts Booster Dead at 85

Fil-FraserLegendary broadcaster, author and radio personality Fil Fraser died of heart failure in Edmonton on Sunday, December 3 at the age of 85. For five decades, Fraser played an important role in the development of Alberta’s arts and heritage community by supporting local artists, penning works that celebrated multiculturalism and being a strong advocate for social justice. Fraser was born in Montreal to Caribbean parents in 1932. As he was growing up, he had a keen interest in broadcast journalism and worked at his high school radio station to prove that he could make it in the industry.

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Alberta Media Personality – Linda Olsen, Anchor – Global TV Calgary

Linda-OlsenBorn and raised in Calgary, award winning journalist, Linda Olsen graduated from SAIT Polytechnic in 1988 with Honours in Broadcast Journalism and started her career that same year at Global Saskatoon. She joined Global Calgary in 1995. In her 20 years at Global, Olsen has seen some of the biggest events to hit the city including the 2013 Southern Alberta Floods.

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Alberta Media Personality – Carole Anne Devaney Back in the Co-Anchor Chair at Global TV Edmonton

carole-anne-devaneyCarole Anne Devaney returned from a year’s maternity leave on September 5 to the co-anchor the 6pm news with Gord Steinke following the birth of her second beautiful baby girl named Amélie, sister to 2 1/2 year old Emmanuel. Carole Anne is a proud French-Canadian, who was born and raised in Ottawa. She landed her first on-air gig as a student reporter with CTV Ottawa, and stayed on with the station for more than four years. Her experience then took her to Parliament Hill, where she reported for a French political TV show, on CPAC.

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Marty Forbes on Bob Layton’s New Book “Welcome to Radio – My Life in Broadcasting, So Far…”

Bob_LaytonYou’ve heard him on 630 CHED since the early ’70s. You’ve watched his editorials on Global Television for several years. He’s the man that is held up as the gold standard in news/journalism in our city and I don’t believe there’s an award in the business that he HASN’T won. I’m talking about Bob Layton, now in his mid 70s and nearing his fifth decade in media.

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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)