Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

The Association of Electronic Journalists Announces 2015 Prairie Region Award Winners

RTDNA AwardsOn April 23, RTDNA Canada announced 2015 Award winners to honour the best programs, stations and news gathering organizations in radio, television and digital in the Prairie provinces at an event held in Saskatoon. Gord Steinke from Global News Edmonton took home a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding service and continued excellence during the course of his career in broadcast journalism. CBC was the big winner in the radio division, in the TV division, it was Global. 

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Alberta Media Personality: Stella Stevens, CFCW’s Morning Host On Why Local Media Matters

Stella-Stevens“If you were to ask me why I love being in radio, my answer today would be very different than when I started more than 25 years ago. As a teenager, when I entered the business, it was the music that mattered to me most. I loved all types of music – rock, pop and country – and I thought: How cool would it be to sit around all day playing records and hanging out with rock stars?! Naturally, as one gets older, reality sets in. 

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Canadian Association of Journalists Converge on Edmonton for their Annual Conference on May 28 to 29, 2016

CAJ AwardsCBC Edmonton’s Mark Connolly will be the MC at the Canadian Association of Journalists’ conference banquet and 2015 CAJ Awards gala to be held in Edmonton on from May 28 to 29, 2016. The banquet and gala are scheduled for a 7 p.m. start on May 28, the wrap-up to #CAJ16 being held at the Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel. The gala caps off two days of workshops and panel discussions focused on navigating the shifting landscape of journalism in Canada and around the world. 

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The Griff Magazine Features Hyperlocal Content With a Focus on Issues that Impact MacEwan University Students

the-griff-magazineThe griff Magazine is published by the Students’ Association of MacEwan University. For four years, the griff published a weekly newspaper, before transitioning into a monthly magazine in 2015. They publish six issues during the school year and update their website daily. The diverse, well-researched articles are written from a student perspective and the content is hyperlocal, with a focus on issues affecting the university and the greater downtown area. The in-depth articles promote well-being about the things that matter. Have a pitch for one of the editors? Feel free to call, tweet or email them any time.

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Burning Water Speculative/Science Fiction Magazine to Launch Second Issue on April 23 in Edmonton

Burning-Water-MagBurning Water is a fiction magazine in which speculative/science fiction and nature writing converge. Launched out of Edmonton, Alberta in December 2015 by Christine, Christopher and Kristen, Burning Water offers a space for an unexplored and contemporary era of nature writing. It includes short stories and narrative poetry that explore the natural world (ours or otherwise) in relation to technology, where that has taken us, and where it may take us yet. They are about to launch their second issue at a launch party to which everyone is invited to help them celebrate. 

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Alberta Media Comings & Goings for April 2016

Alberta Media MovesThe Edmonton Journal
is losing key reporters: Mariam Ibrahim, political affairs reporter and sometimes host of the Journal‘s Press Gallery podcast is moving on to the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees. Michael Hingston announced he is stepping down as the Journal’s books columnist to focus on freelance opportunities,

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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)