Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Alberta Magazines, Writers & Designers Shine at 40th Annual National Magazine Awards

Rudy-WeibeThis year, 197 Canadian magazines from coast to coast to coast in English and French, print and digital entered the best of their editorial and design to the National Magazine Awards, submitting the work of more than 2000 writers, editors, photographers, illustrators, art directors and other creators. NMAF’s 112 volunteer judges nominated a total of 202 submissions from 75 different Canadian magazines for awards in 25 written, visual, integrated and special categories.

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Alberta Magazine – University of Calgary’s U Magazine Is a Great Read Even if You’re Not an Alumnus

UMagazine-CalgaryU magazine, the University of Calgary’s flagship publication, charts new territory by linking the university to the greater Calgary community and beyond. The magazine features the people who make the university what it is—the students, staff, professors and alumni—and the issues that make the university relevant in the lives of Calgarians and Canadians. U magazine provides well-written, approachable content with news and research highlights, profiles, in-depth features and opinion columns, all reflecting the university’s momentum, energy and excitement. 

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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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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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