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Alberta Newspaper – The NAIT Nugget, An Outstanding Student Newspaper and Online News Site

Nait-NuggetThe NAIT Nugget has been the official student newspaper of NAIT since 1963 and has been complemented by an informative, interesting and well designed online news site since 2010. Designed to inform students and the NAIT community of campus news, sports and entertainment, it also features popular sections containing opinions, feature article and a forum for student commentary. The Nugget is the only print publication regularly distributed to the NAIT community. There are 2,599 copies produced throughout all NAIT campuses in high traffic areas and is available on the Nugget newsstands. 26 issues are published each year during the academic terms, from September to April.

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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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The Future of [Newspaper] Journalism by Gillian Stewart for CAJ’s Media Magazine

future of journalism Watching the movie Spotlight is a bittersweet experience for many journalists. Here was a movie that made us salivate for the days when publishers and editors actually gave reporters time and money to dig into hidden injustices and produce stories that their readers would talk about for months and years afterward. But the movie also left a bad taste in the mouth. At the same time it was in theatres, 

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A Brief History of Journal Le Franco Newspaper in Alberta

Le Franco AlbertaIn 1898 the first Franco-Albertan newspaper in Western Canada was founded. By 1928, six French newspapers emerged. Not all had the same longevity and some were successful outside the borders of the province, for example, the newspaper L’Union founded in 1917 was, “one of the top ten independent newspapers in French Canada,” according to Le Devoir. Despite its reputation, the differences between the leaders of the newspaper L’Union and the newly founded French Canadian Association of Alberta (founded in 1926) resulted in the disappearance of the L’Union in 1929 and the founding of a new journal LS Alberta, which then became the official publication of the French Canadian Association of Alberta. The new newspaper, LS Alberta, was launched on November 16, 1928. 

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Winners of 67th National Newspaper Award Nominations to be Announced at Gala in Edmonton on May 27, 2016

NNA-Wordmark-2015Toronto’s Globe and Mail leads all entrants in the 67th National Newspaper Awards competition with 19 nominations. Montreal’s La Presse has seven finalists, the Toronto Star six, the Winnipeg Free Press five, the Ottawa Citizen four, the Canadian Press three, and the Calgary Herald, Brandon Sun, Hamilton Spectator, Montreal Gazette, National Post, Reuters and the Saskatoon StarPhoenix with two each. Ten other organizations received one nomination each.

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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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