Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Alberta Magazine – University of Calgary’s U Magazine Is a Great Read Even if You’re Not an Alumnus

UMagazine-CalgaryU magazine, the University of Calgary’s flagship publication, charts new territory by linking the university to the greater Calgary community and beyond. The magazine features the people who make the university what it is—the students, staff, professors and alumni—and the issues that make the university relevant in the lives of Calgarians and Canadians. U magazine provides well-written, approachable content with news and research highlights, profiles, in-depth features and opinion columns, all reflecting the university’s momentum, energy and excitement. 

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Alberta Radio Station – CJSR, Volunteer-Run Radio Dedicated to Inclusion & Pushing the Status Quo.

CJSR RadioCJSR is a volunteer-run campus and community radio station with a weekly audience of approximately 20 000 listeners. The station offers Edmonton’s widest range of programming from award-winning spoken word, through cultural shows, a famously eclectic programs and the BBC World Service. CJSR made its first FM broadcast on January 7, 1984—the first song was “You Turn Me On, I’m a Radio” by Joni Mitchell—but its roots stretch to the founding of CKUA in 1927.

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Alberta Media Personality: Dear Departed & Dearly Missed Andy Michaelson

Andy-MichaelsonAndy Michaelson passed away peacefully on May 10 at the age of 71, leaving to mourn his loving wife Carol Fergusson. Born in Calgary, Andy moved to Edmonton as a child. With his warm, friendly and resonant speaking voice, Andy began a career in the 1960s as a radio announcer and reporter at CHED, followed by CKYL Peace River, CJCA Edmonton, and then moved to Vancouver where he was heard on-air over the next two decades as Andy Michaels on CISL-AM, CKNW-AM and as morning show co-host on CJOR-AM.

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Public Policy Forum’s Vision of a Better Future for Canadian Journalism

Media-CanadaConversations on the waning health of traditional media, the rise of fake news and the trouncing of print media by digital seem to be endless. In response, the Public Policy Forum (PPF) has laid out a series of recommendations in an effort to set out a better future for Canadian journalism. The recommendations, which include amending a section of the Income Tax Act to bring in an additional $300 to $400 million of revenue and removing digital advertising from the CBC.

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Gotta Minute Film Festival – Western Canada’s First Film Fest for Commuters

Got-a-Minute-Film-FestFrom September 25 – October 1, FAVA presents the One Minute Silent Short Films to light up platform screens throughout the Edmonton Transit LRT system, and bring Media Art to Edmontonians ‘on the go’. Miss a show in transit? You can watch the full program online. A celebration of Public Art, on Public Transit, in Public Spaces.

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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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