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Metro Dailies Now Offer App to Access Augmented Reality Elements of their Newspapers Across Canada

Metro Newspaper CanadaStar Media Group-owned Metro is adding augmented reality elements to its editorial pages across Canada as of April 2, 2014.  Robyn Payne, director of marketing and research, Metro English Canada, tells MiC [Media in Canada] that the goal of adding augmented reality to the daily’s print pages is to bridge the gap between the paper and digital copies of the title. Users wishing to access augmented reality pieces of Metro will need to have the paper’s app, but won’t need other third-party apps like Layar to view the additional content.

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Alberta Newspaper: How Does the Town of Morinville Merit Four Weekly Newspapers?

Morinville NewsThe town of Morinville, 34 kilometres north of Edmonton, has more than 9,000 residents and is home to four weekly newspapers: The Morinville Free Press, Farm ‘N Friends, Morinville News, and the St. Albert Gazette. All four are available in print and online at no charge. The Morinville News and the St Albert Gazette also publish daily news online.

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Alberta Newspaper: The Lacombe Express Published by Black Press

Lacombe Express NewspaperThe Lacombe Express is a weekly newspaper launched in April 2013, published by Black Press and distributed by carriers to residents of Lacombe and Blackfalds. Black Press, with head office in Surrey, BC., also publishes the Red Deer Advocate and the Red Deer Express.

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Alberta Newspaper: The U of A’s Gateway Celebrates its 103nd Birthday

The Gateway NewspaperThe Gateway is the official student newspaper at the University of Alberta. It is published most Wednesdays during the academic year (with three issues during the spring/summer term) by the Gateway Student Journalism Society (GSJS), a student-run, autonomous, apolitical not-for-profit organization, operated in accordance with the Societies Act of Alberta.  The Gateway has been published continuously since November 21, 1910 to provide a fair, reliable, and clear source of information, focused mainly, but not exclusively, on issues which directly affect students.

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Western Catholic Reporter to Change Publishing Frequency & Launch Subscription Service

Western-Catholic-ReporterThe Western Catholic Reporter announced it will undergo the most extensive changes in its nearly 50-year history in January, 2014. The WCR will change from a weekly to a biweekly newspaper, publishing 24 issues a year, instead of the current 44, will require readers to pay a $30-a-year subscription fee in order to receive the newspaper and create a stronger online presence with new website and social media initiatives. The newspaper is not going away; people will still be able to receive it if they purchase a subscription.

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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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