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Tim Spelliscy Awarded with Lifetime Achievement Award

On February 23, 2011, The Association of Electronic Journalists announced that Tim Spelliscy and Jim Smalley will be honoured with 2011 RTNDA Lifetime Achievement Awards in the Prairie Region. The awards will be presented at the RTNDA Prairie Regional Awards Banquet in Saskatoon on Saturday, April 9.

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CKUA Needs Your Vote to Secure $100,000 Grant

CKUA has been shortlisted for a $100,000 grant to support a songwriter-in-residence program to help mentor junior songwriters in Alberta.  The funding is part of a larger community outreach program Pepsi is conducting in North America to fund various non-profit projects. CKUA has made it through the first round of approvals.

In order to win the money, CKUA needs to receive tghe most votes for our project.

The campaign runs from 60 days from March 1 to April 30, 2011. Each person can vote once per day.

Place your vote at http://www.refresheverything.ca/ckua.

CKUA Looking for a Content Director

CKUA is looking for a content director. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Content Director is responsible for the strategic vision, management and implementation of content, including on-air programming, digital video and web initiatives across all platforms. The Content Director manages a team that includes on-air staff and contractors, web content development, traffic, technical production and creative writing services. The Content Director is responsible for the user’s content experience in engaging both on-air and on-line. See rest of job description. http://www.milkmanunlimited.com/jobs.htm.

CRTC Approves BCE’s Purchase of CTVglobemedia

OTTAWA-GATINEAU, March 7, 2011 — The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today approved BCE Inc.’s acquisition of CTVglobemedia Inc. This transaction will improve access to local programming through the carriage of at least 43 additional conventional and community television stations on BCE’s satellite television service.

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Mom Magazine Now Published Exclusively Online

In February 2011, Mom Magazine published and edited by Tamara Plant, started publishing its two and a half year old printed magazine exclusively online thereby  joining a number of magazine publishers who have taken their magazines exclusively online e.g. unlimited magazine. According to Mom Magazine’s website, they are in production of a soon to be launched web based video series.

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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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