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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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Shaw Communication Brings Comcast X1 Technology to Canada with FreeRange TV

Shaw Free Range TVOn January 6, 2016, Shaw Communications released FreeRange TV, a product that simplifies the subscription-TV experience for consumers using U.S. media giant Comcast’s X1 platform technology. Comcast’s IP-capable video platform that uses a cloud-based interface for set-tops and mobile devices. FreeRange TV is a cloud-based mobile product that delivers Shaw subscribers’ TV and OTT products (i.e. Shomi) and programming to consumers in a single app.

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Survival of Local TV in Canada Focus of CRTC Public Hearings from January 25 to February 3, 2016

CA-TelevisionStarting Monday, January 25th, the survival of local TV in Canada will be the focus of a public hearing convened by the CRTC, Canada’s broadcast regulator. According to a report just released by the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, nearly half of Canada’s local TV stations could be off the air by 2020 without a boost in revenues to pay for local programming. 

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Alberta Primetime Weeknights at 6 & 11 on CTV in Alberta

Alberta-PrimetimeHeadquartered in Edmonton and owned by Bell Media, the CTV Two system consists of four over-the-air owned-and-operated television stations in Ontario, British Columbia, and two regional cable-only channels, one in Atlantic Canada and the other being CTV Two Alberta, the provincial cable-only educational channel in Alberta. Reaching over 1 million viewers across the province every week, CTV Two Alberta devotes over sixty hours a week to non-commercial educational programming.

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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)