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Philanthropists Begin to Galvanize Around News Reports Molly De Aguiari on Neiman Labs

 

Molly De Aguiarl | Neiman Labs2017 is the year that philanthropy stops asking, “Why should we fund news and information?” and starts asking, “How do we get started?” For years, funders have averted their eyes from the alarming loss of journalism jobs and coverage of local and state issues. This [US] presidential election made it virtually impossible for them to ignore it any longer.In the swirl of confusion and fear about fake news, echo chambers, and threats to press freedom.

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Newcap Broadcasting Rebrands Eight Alberta Radio Stations Under “Real Country Network” Banner

newcap broadcastingNewcap Radio has re-branded eight of its Alberta country stations as the Real Country Network. Led by CCMA Station of the Year CKGY-FM Red Deer, the network includes CKSA-FM Lloydminster, CHSP-FM St. Paul, CKWB-FM Westlock, CKVH-FM High Prairie, CKSQ-FM Stettler, CIBQ-FM Brooks and CJPR-FM Blairmore. The stations will have live morning shows, but off-peak programming will be centralized out of Red Deer. Seven on-air and programming positions have been eliminated as a result.

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Stollery Hospital With CISN, CHED and Fresh 92.5 FM Hold Annual Corus Radiothon on January 18 & 19, 2017

corus-radiothonThe 18th Annual Corus Radiothon is a live, two-day broadcast on CISN Country 103.9 from the lobby of the Stollery Children’s Hospital. CISN’s sister stations, 92.5 Fresh Radio and 630 CHED, support Radiothon both off- and on-site during the broadcast. These stations generously donate air time, staff and programming to allow the community a glimpse into everyday life at our world-class Hospital.

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Alberta Media Personality — Natasha Staniszewski, Edmonton-born Co-Host at TSN SportsCentre

natashaNatasha Staniszewski is living proof that a dream career is never too far out of reach. As the current co-host for TSN’s SportsCentre in Toronto, Edmonton-born Natasha has a passion for sport and a bubbly on-air personality that has made her a household name for sports fans throughout the country. But it all began, oddly enough, with a degree in business from the University of Alberta.

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Edmonton & Calgary Radio PPMs for August 29, 2016 – November 27, 2016

radio-station-ratingsThe fall ratings for radio stations were released on December 7. In Edmonton: 102.3 NOW Radio rules the roost for A12+ posting an 11.9% share of hours tuned (down from 13.2%). NOW! Radio takes top spot for F25-54, delivering a 20.1% share (down from 20.3%). NOW also tops the list for M25-54 with a 12.4% share (down from 13.7%) followed by the Bear at 11.7% (down from 12.3%). For M18-34, Sonic leads the way posting a 15.2% (up from 14.8%). For F18-34 NOW! delivered an 18.8% (down from 20.0%).

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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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