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The Gateway U of A’s Campus Newspaper to Morph to Online Delivery and Monthly Features Magazine

GatewayAfter 106 years as a campus newspaper, The Gateway is gearing towards a new model, which will prioritize digital and online content. The Gateway plans to cease the printing of their weekly student newspaper as of the April 6 issue in order to focus on online production and publish a print monthly features magazine. The content and stories that would have packed the print newspaper every Wednesday will now be optimized and prioritized for consistent, daily online consumption in the 2016–17 publishing year. According to an article published in the Gateway, Cam Lewis, the Editor-in-Chief for the 2015–16 publishing year, said the move away from the newspaper product and adjustment towards an online product should be viewed as a triumph in the changing media landscape.

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AlbertaViews Magazine Invites Photo Submissions of a Surprising View of Alberta

AB_ViewsAlbertaViews is looking for photos of a surprising view of Alberta. Enter their photo contest for a chance to win $1,000 and to have your photo published in an upcoming issue of Alberta Views! All entries must be original, unpublished and submitted on or before February 28, 2016. Submission to the contest gives Alberta Views a one-time right to publish the winner and runners up in their magazine and on their website in conjunction with the contest.

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Alberta Magazine – On Spec: The Canadian Magazine of the Fantastic

On Spec MagazineOn Spec Magazine showcases the best examples of speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, horror and magic realism) by new and seasoned writers, many of them Canadian. On Spec readers are looking for challenging and entertaining fiction, with a particular element of the fantastic that steps away from the ordinary and takes them out of this world.  On Spec discovers and showcases quality works by predominantly Canadian writers and artists, in the “Fantastic” literature genre. They foster the growth of emerging writers by offering support, constructive criticism, education, mentoring, and manuscript development. Alongside established writers, they publish as many new writers as possible, and create innovative cover art for every mind-bending and emotion-provoking issue!

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Alberta Magazine – LawNow: Relating Law to Life in Canada

lawnow-magazineLawNow Magazine, published six times a year by the Centre for Public Legal Education in Alberta, is now a digital magazine that was converted from a print magazine some years ago. The magazine, now in its 40th year, provides unique insights into changing social conditions by examining and reflecting on contemporary issues from the perspective of the law. Each issue focuses on a particular theme supported by features articles on the topic and regular columns on contemporary issues that include: Family Law, Law & Literature, Employment Law, Human Rights, Online Law, Criminal Law, Aboriginal Law, Landlord & Tenant, Not-for-Profit Law and Famous Cases. The editorial team includes Canadian lawyers, education specialists, writers, librarians, and legal editors. 

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City Magazines Published in Alberta

magazinesThere are thirteen city magazines published in Alberta, including three in Calgary (Avenue Calgary, Where Calgary and the Calgary Herald‘s weekly Swerve Magazine) and three in Edmonton (Avenue Edmonton, Where Edmonton and Vue Weekly Magazine). Swerve and Vue Weekly could also be considered newspapers, as they are both printed on newsprint but because they both also focus on the news, people and events of their respective cities, you’ll find them included in this list: 

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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)