Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Alberta Newspaper: The Rocky Mountain Outlook

rocky mountain outlookThe Rocky Mountain Outlook has been publishing an award winning weekly newspaper since 2000 when three long-time Bow Valley residents – Larry Marshall, Bob Schott and Carol Picard – began serious planning for a new publication in the Canmore-Banff corridor, one that would cover all communities from Lake Louise to Kananaskis. Theirs was a novel idea for the day – a free distribution weekly that would put into the hands of residents and the area’s millions of tourists the news, entertainment and sports from the communities in which they lived and vacationed, and offer the area’s advertisers an effective vehicle to reach those visitors.

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Alberta Weekly Newspapers Shine at the 2015 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards

Community Newspaper Awards 2015On March 30, the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards were handed out in celebration of the very best in community publishing from across Canada. Alberta weeklies took home numerous awards, some many: the Rocky Mountain Outlook and the St Albert Gazette tied for winning the most – six each. The 2015 competition saw 264 publications from coast to coast submit over 2,700 entries representing their best work from 2014.

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Alberta Newspaper: Kerby News for the 55 Plus

Kerby News

Kerby News is a monthly tabloid newspaper for those 55+ in southern Alberta. Readers will find articles on a variety of topics such as healthy eating, fitness, and travel. Regular features also include reports from city hall, the provincial capital, and Ottawa. Circulation is 30,000 copies per month; 3,000 mailed to members and doctor’s offices and 27,000 distributed free at 522 stands throughout Calgary and southern Alberta. Subscription to the Kerby News is included with membership to the Kerby Centre. Non-members can subscribe for $25/year, including postage and GST. The editorial staff accepts submissions by writers and photographers. Story ideas are always welcome. If you have a story idea, please contact the editor.

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Postmedia to Acquire Quebecor’s 175 Sun Media English Titles for $316 Million

n_calgarysunPostmedia has announced it has entered into a partnership with Quebecor Media to acquire the company’s 175 Sun Media English titles. The involved titles include the Toronto Sun, Ottawa Sun, Winnipeg Sun, Calgary Sun and Edmonton Sun as well as the London Free Press and free 24 Hours dailies in Toronto and Vancouver. The deal also includes digital properties such as the Canoe portal outside of Quebec, as well as QMI’s Islington printing plant in Ontario and 35 real estate properties in Ontario, Alberta and Manitoba.

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2013 National Newspaper Award Winning Photos by Photographers at Daily Newspapers in Alberta

photographerOn May 30, 2014, the 65th annual National Newspaper Awards were handed out in Toronto. While not surprisingly, the large urban dailies and the two national dailies took the bulk of the awards, photographers at the Calgary Herald and Edmonton Journal took the bulk of the photo awards: Feature Photo (Leah Hennel), News Photo (Shaughn Butt), and Sports Photo (Amber Bracken).

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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)