Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Non Fiction Writing Workshop with Timothy Taylor in Edmonton on March 18, 2011

Giller Award Winner, Timothy Taylor was so well received last year, he’s coming back by the request of Canadian Author Association members. His new book the Blue Light Project is coming out March 2011.

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Genie Award Winners for 2011

Incendies, the devastating story of how a terrible secret followed a family of immigrants from the Middle East to their new home in Montreal, was named best picture Thursday at the Genie Awards, which honours the best in Canadian cinema. In addition, Denis Villeneuve was named best director and Belgian actress Lubna Azabal won the Genie for best actress. In total, Incendies won eight Genies. Barney’s Version, based on Mordecai Richler’s best-selling book -which had led the pack with 11 nominations -took seven Genies, including prizes for its high-profile actors.Paul Giamatti was named best actor for his performance as Barney Panofsky, the cynical, romantic and unlikely leading man. Calgary’s Myron Hyrak was nominated for Achievement in Art Direction/Production Design for Fubar II.

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CBC News Launches New Website and Mobile Applications

On February 19, 2011 CBC launched their newly redesigned website and mobile applications to deliver a comprehensive package of digital news in the country, with more features, more multimedia elements and more ways to connect — all still with the CBC News promise of providing more depth and context.

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CPRS Edmonton March PD Luncheon: Communicating in a Complex Public Policy Environment

The Canadian Public Relations Association Edmonton branch presents: Communicating in a complex public policy environment with Lee Funke, Director, Public Affairs Bureau, Government of Alberta on March 24 at the Westin Hotel.

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Red Deer’s Newcap Station Z99 Seeks a Weekend Announcer

Newcap’s  Z99 in Red Deer seeks a weekend announcer. See job description. http://www.milkmanunlimited.com/jobs.htm

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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