Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

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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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 TV Station: NUTV, Alberta’s Only Non-Profit Independent Community Access TV Station

NUTV-University-CalgaryNUTV is Alberta’s only non-profit independent community access television station and one of the oldest campus-based, television production societies in Canada. Established in 1983, NUTV welcomes viewers from the University of Calgary and the Calgary community. NUTV is part of the University of Calgary’s Tri-Media Alliance, consisting of The Gauntlet newspaper, CJSW 90.9 radio, and NUTV television.  The University of Calgary is the only Canadian university that houses three on-campus media operations.

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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)