Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Paper Thin: Deathwatch for Alberta’s Big-City Newspapers by Ian Gill for AlbertaViews Magazine

AlbertaViews MagazineJanuary 19, 2016—call it Black Tuesday—Postmedia Corporation merged its Sun newsrooms with those of the Journal in Edmonton and the Herald in Calgary. That day, 35 staff in Edmonton and 25 in Calgary lost their jobs. More cuts would come. In October Postmedia announced buyouts and layoffs on the heels of another corrosive fiscal update. Black Tuesday wasn’t just about wrenching layoffs. The newsroom mergers—a mushing of distinct journalistic formats, cultures and audiences—heralded the end of Alberta’s big-city newspapers as we had known them. 

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AMPA Celebrates Excellence in Magazine Publishing in Alberta at the 2017 Alberta Magazine Awards

AMPA-Awards2017Nearly 300 of the brightest talents in the Alberta magazine industry gathered in downtown Calgary March 16 to honour the winners of the Alberta Magazine Awards. The annual event, staged by the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA), showcases the outstanding work of magazine professionals from across the province, judged by industry leaders from across North America. Awards were presented for excellence in magazine content published in 2016 in 21 Showcase categories and five Achievement award categories.

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Alberta Magazine – ACUVITAE, Alberta’s Ukrainian Arts and Culture Magazine

ACUAVITAEACUA Vitae is a high quality, full colour, Ukrainian arts and culture magazine celebrating visual, performing, literary, and folk art as well as general Ukrainian culture in Alberta. Published twice a year by the Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts, ACUA Vitae reaches beyond its Ukrainian community to all Albertans and reflects how Ukrainian art and culture encourages a greater appreciation and awareness of the Ukrainian arts and their cultural significance to the greater Alberta. The most recent issue of ACUA Vitae celebrates the 125th Anniversary of Ukrainian Settlement in Canada and 150 Anniversary of Confederation in 76 beautifully designed pages. 

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Alberta Magazine: the griff, Published by the Students’ Association of MacEwan University

Griff-logothe griff Magazine is published monthly during the school year by the Students’ Association of MacEwan University. For four years, the griff published a weekly newspaper, before transitioning into a monthly magazine in 2015. Currently, they publish six magazines between September and April, and their website is updated daily throughout these months. Their aim is to provide diverse, well-researched articles written from a student perspective. Their content is hyper-local, with a focus on issues affecting the university and the greater downtown Edmonton area. They publish in-depth articles that promote well-being in the community and encourage engagement in a dialogue about the things that matter. Have a pitch for one of the editors? Feel free to call, tweet or email them anytime.

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Edmonton’s About to Enjoy a New Locally Produced Magazine

eq-logoJournalist, Producer and proud Edmontonian, Jeff Samsonow, has announced (by way of a tweet I just read from Mack Male who knows everything that’s going on in Edmonton), that he is about to launch a new magazine that will focus on local news, issues and discussions about Edmonton. It’s called Edmonton Quotient (or, EQ for short). Jeff promises that if you sign up for his newsletter, you’ll be the first to know when the new magazine officially launches.

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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)