Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

CBC Brings Canada’s History to Life in “The Story of Us” Docu-Drama Series Starting March 26

 

CBC-Story-UsCanada: The Story of Us, an epic 10 x one-hour docu-drama series highlighting many of the extraordinary moments and people that helped forge a nation from early Indigenous history to the 20th century, will premiere with back-to-back episodes on Sunday, March 26 at 8 p.m. on CBC. The series features the stories of Indigenous peoples, women, immigrants, pioneers, rule-breakers, scientists and entrepreneurs – many of them untold until now. The series takes viewers inside Canada’s history with dramatic re-enactments, ground-breaking CGI sequences and documentary-style virtual reality experiences.

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Alberta Television Station: CTV Lethbridge Newsroom Personalities

ctv-lethbridgeCTV Calgary (CFCN), the first independent television station launched in Alberta and now owned and operated by Bell Media,  launched CTV Lethbridge in 1968 as a semi-satellite station. CTV Lethbridge shares some programming with its Calgary sister station and leases tower space for its transmitter from CISA-TV Lethbridge, a Global Television Network/Bell Media station that also shares programming from a sister station — Global Calgary (CICT). 

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The Association of Electronic Journalists Announces 2015 Prairie Region Award Winners

RTDNA AwardsOn April 23, RTDNA Canada announced 2015 Award winners to honour the best programs, stations and news gathering organizations in radio, television and digital in the Prairie provinces at an event held in Saskatoon. Gord Steinke from Global News Edmonton took home a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding service and continued excellence during the course of his career in broadcast journalism. CBC was the big winner in the radio division, in the TV division, it was Global. 

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Campus Television Stations in Alberta Foster Alberta’s Broadcast Journalists

Campus TV AlbertaAlberta has three campus-based television stations in Alberta: NUTV at the University of Alberta, NAIT Newswatch at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and SAIT Newsfile at the SAIT Polytechic. Not surprisingly, a vast majority of journalists currently working at commercial radio and television stations in Alberta are graduates from one of these three highly regarded hands-on broadcast training programs and many of the instructors come from these commercial radio and television stations.

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Western Association of Broadcasters to Hold 82nd Annual Conference from June 8 to 9 in Banff, Alberta

WAB AwardsThe Conference kicks off with the annual WAB Golf Classic June 8 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course. This year’s Classic promises to be a great day, rain or shine. The Conference program commences June 9 with an exciting line-up of speakers. Presenting the keynote address is Terry O’Reilly of CBC Radio’s Under the Influence. Some of the most valuable products in the world hit roadblocks; some of the most powerful mediums appear to lose their luster. Often, those problems are perceptions, not reality.

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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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