Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Camrose Booster Newspaper Co-Founder Berdie Fowler Made Things Happen

Berdie-Fowler From Edmonton Journal by Bill Mah, October 19, 2013: “When B.H. (Berdie) Fowler co-founded a small-town newspaper with her husband, it was his dream, but it became her lifelong passion. The co-founder and editor of the Camrose Booster filed her last weekly column just a few weeks before she died on Sept. 24 at age 93.

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Alberta Media Personality -Todd Babiak: A Storyteller Debonaire

Todd BabiakTodd Babiak is an award-winning author, screenwriter, entrepreneur and former Edmonton Journal columnist. His latest and fifth novel, Come Barbarians, is hot off the presses and now on tour. You’ll catch him being interviewed about the book by Anne Bailey on Friday, October 25 at 7pm at the St Albert Public Library as part of StarFest, the St Albert’s Annual Readers Festival.

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Prominent Alberta Filmmakers to Receive Distinguished Alumni Awards from U of A

Alberta Media AwardsThree prominent Alberta filmmakers will receive recognition at the 2013 University of Alberta Alumni Awards on Wednesday, September 25: Kende Gee, director/producer writer for Lost Years, Phyllis Yaffe, from Alliance Atlantis Communications and Selwyn Jacob, an award-winning documentary filmmaker.

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Alberta Media Personality: Russell Bowers, Host, CBC’s Daybreak Alberta

Russell Bowers CBCRussell been a broadcast journalist for nearly 25 years from St. John’s, NL to Prince Rupert, BC.  His work has been featured locally, regionally, and nationally on programs like The Current, Definitely Not the Opera, As It Happens and The Sunday Edition.  He’s had a variety of assignments from breaking news to award-nominated documentaries. 

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Big Brother Canada Host Arisa Cox Joins CHBN / 91.7 FM The Bounce in Edmonton

Arisa Cox The BounceArisa Cox joined Ara as co host of the new 91.7 The Bounce  morning show, airing weekdays from 6:00 to 10 a.m. “With her incredibly vibrant character, love of pop music and pop culture, Arisa brings a fresh, new savvy sound to the BOUNCE,” said Russell James, Program Director, 91.7 The BOUNCE. “With the combination of Arisa’s big personality and Ara’s quirky sense of humour, the two will breathe new life into Edmonton morning radio.”

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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)