Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Rogers Media Expands Local News Coverage in Alberta with CityNews and OMNI Regional TV

OMNI-TVRogers Media announced on June 5, 2017 that it will be expanding its news program, CityNews, in Edmonton this September and in Calgary by the winter of 2018. It’s part of a wider expansion that will also see local versions of the program air in Vancouver, Winnipeg and Montreal. The one-hour newscasts will broadcast seven days a week with CityNews at Six at 6 p.m. and CityNews Tonight at 11 p.m.

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Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association Announces Alberta Newspaper Awards for 2016

AWNA-AwardsOn May 27, The Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association announced the winners of the ‘Better Newspaper Awards’ at its annual conference. In its category, the St Albert Gazette was the big winner of the night with six first place wins, two second place and five third place wins. Taber Times was the big winner in its category with three first place and one second place wins. Chris Colbourne, shooting for the St. Albert Gazette, walked away with three photography awards. His and other award winning photos are featured below.

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Alberta Media News — May 2017

ShawTVOn April 24, Shaw announced its plans to close its Community TV stations in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver effective August 15, 2017. The resources from those stations will now be redirected to Global News, to increase community news gathering. The decision is expected to affect 70 people at all three locations, but they say this will also help reduce duplication of their coverage.

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Alberta Media Moves – May 2017

Marc-Carnes CKUAAfter scouring the country for eight months, CKUA has hired Edmonton’s Marc Carnes as the non-profit station’s new chief executive officer. Carnes replaces interim director Katrina Ingram, who held the post after longtime CEO Ken Regan retired in February. His first day on the job was Monday, May 15. An arts advocate and keenly involved local citizen, Carnes previously worked as fundraising chair on the Don Iveson for Mayor campaign.

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U of A Press Director Linda Cameron is Moving On and Leaving Big Shoes to Fill

Linda-Cameron

Linda Cameron is leaving University of Alberta Press after 16 years of impressive work during which she applied what she learned while studying for an MSc in Information Management from Lancaster University (UK). Linda is looking forward to travelling, more volunteer work, spending time with her gorgeous grandsons and reading books for pleasure. The search is now on for someone to fill Linda’s very big shoes. Interested?

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Alberta Magazines, Writers & Designers Shine at 40th Annual National Magazine Awards

Rudy-WeibeThis year, 197 Canadian magazines from coast to coast to coast in English and French, print and digital entered the best of their editorial and design to the National Magazine Awards, submitting the work of more than 2000 writers, editors, photographers, illustrators, art directors and other creators. NMAF’s 112 volunteer judges nominated a total of 202 submissions from 75 different Canadian magazines for awards in 25 written, visual, integrated and special categories.

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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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