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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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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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Alberta Magazine: UAlberta Business, Alberta School of Business Alumni Magazine

Alberta Business MagazineThe Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta has been publishing the UAlberta Business Magazine twice a year since Fall 2004. Recently, it underwent a rebranding and redesign from which it emerged with a clean, modern, bold look, well illustrated and well designed pages and interesting, well written and informative content, even if you’re not one of their alumni. The Fall 2016 issue runs 36 pages with content presented in three departments — Live, Work, and Learn — in addition to feature stories such as the evolution of the School over the past 100 years along with class notes submitted by the alumni. 

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The Griff Magazine Features Hyperlocal Content With a Focus on Issues that Impact MacEwan University Students

the-griff-magazineThe griff Magazine is published by the Students’ Association of MacEwan University. For four years, the griff published a weekly newspaper, before transitioning into a monthly magazine in 2015. They publish six issues during the school year and update their website daily. The diverse, well-researched articles are written from a student perspective and the content is hyperlocal, with a focus on issues affecting the university and the greater downtown area. The in-depth articles promote well-being about the things that matter. Have a pitch for one of the editors? Feel free to call, tweet or email them any time.

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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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