Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Alberta Media Personality: Jim Zang – A Publisher with Passion for Publishing and Good Luck

Jim-Zang-2014Jim Zang, Associate Publisher at Calgary-based Source Media Group, considers himself a lucky man. His luck started right out of university when his sociology degree couldn’t attract a job. Jim then enrolled in the Public Relations Diploma program at Mount Royal College. Several courses in journalism that first year and a savvy instructor identified Jim’s passion and talent for writing. In 1986 he landed his first job with Panorama Industrial Communications – a one-man PR and communications firm. 

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Former Meteorologist Claire Martin Joins Anaïd Productions As Managing Director

Claire MartinAward-winning film and television company Anaïd Productions with offices in Edmonton and Vancouver announced today the appointment of former CBC News senior meteorologist Claire Martin as their new Managing Director. Martin will oversee Anaïd’s day-to-day operations and communications and will be based in their North Vancouver office.

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Alberta Media Personality: Paula Simons, Edmonton Journal Columnist

Paula SIMONSPaula Simons is The Edmonton Journal‘s award-winning City columnist. A graduate of the University of Alberta [’86 BA Hons, English] and Stanford University, and a former fellow of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies and the Banff Centre for the Arts, Simons is a five-time National Newspaper Award nominee.

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Alberta Media Personality: Janine Vangool, Publisher/Editor/Designer

Janine VangoolJanine Vangool, the publisher/editor/designer of Calgary’s UPPERCASE magazine is doing some of the most innovative publishing in Alberta, most of which is showcased on her website. What you can’t yet see is the outcome of the project she’s been working on for two years she claims “a personal obsession of mine.”

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Shawna Randolph: Making a Difference One Story at a Time

Shawna Randolph CTVShawna Randolph is one of Edmonton’s most trusted and well-known media personalities. Over the course of her career she has received numerous awards including the 2005 Consumer’s Choice “Woman of the Year” award for business excellence and the 2012 Summit Award (National Animal Care Awards) for communications.

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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)