Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Alberta Magazine Award Winners Announced with New Trail, U of A’s Alumni Magazine, as 2015 Alberta Magazine of the Year

New Trail MagazineOn March 4, 2016 in Calgary the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association presented the Alberta Magazine Awards to an audience of writers, editors, art directors, publishers and other magazine lovers, including Mayor Naheed Nenshi, who punctuated his keynote address by thanking all for “telling our stories.” New Trail, the alumni magazine of the University of Alberta, took home 6 gold awards including the biggest prize, Magazine of the Year. New Trail has been nominated for 7 National Magazine Awards since 2012 and won Best Art Direction of a Single Article at last year’s NMAs.

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Help Support J-Source Expand their Journalism Coverage in Alberta and Across Canada

J-SourceJournalism in Canada is evolving and J-Source, produced by a collaboration of post-secondary journalism schools and programs led by Ryerson University, Université Laval and Carleton University and published out of Ottawa, wants to promote national discussion about that evolution, as well as provide a source for news, research, commentary, advice and resources for industry professionals, scholars, students and anyone interested in journalism in Canada.

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Alberta Magazine: Lethbridge Living Focuses on the People and the Diverse Cultures in Southwestern Alberta

Lethbridge-LivingLethbridge Living magazine is a bi-monthly publication with a hyper-focus on the people and diversity of cultures in Lethbridge and Southern Alberta. The first issue was published in the spring of 1994, making it the longest running magazine in the Lethbridge area and one of the first city magazines still published in Alberta. Issues are published six times per year–January, March, May, July, September, and November–and reach over 90,0000 readers in Southwestern Alberta. The magazine is locally owned and operated, and every word, picture, and article is locally based and produced, an impressive accomplishment that many city magazines in larger cities don’t seem to value. 

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Alberta Magazine: The Griff, MacEwan University’s Monthly Magazine Invites Story Pitches from the Community

The Griff MagazineThe Griff Magazine is funded by student fees as a service to 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 magazines between September and April, and their website is updated semi-daily throughout those months. Their aim is to provide diverse, well-researched articles written from a student perspective. Their content is hyperlocal, with a focus on issues affecting the university and the greater downtown area. They aim to create in-depth articles that promote wellbeing in the community and want to engage 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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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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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)