Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Campus Television Stations in Alberta Foster Alberta’s Broadcast Journalists

Campus TV AlbertaAlberta has three campus-based television stations in Alberta: NUTV at the University of Alberta, NAIT Newswatch at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and SAIT Newsfile at the SAIT Polytechic. Not surprisingly, a vast majority of journalists currently working at commercial radio and television stations in Alberta are graduates from one of these three highly regarded hands-on broadcast training programs and many of the instructors come from these commercial radio and television stations.

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Winners of 67th National Newspaper Award Nominations to be Announced at Gala in Edmonton on May 27, 2016

NNA-Wordmark-2015Toronto’s Globe and Mail leads all entrants in the 67th National Newspaper Awards competition with 19 nominations. Montreal’s La Presse has seven finalists, the Toronto Star six, the Winnipeg Free Press five, the Ottawa Citizen four, the Canadian Press three, and the Calgary Herald, Brandon Sun, Hamilton Spectator, Montreal Gazette, National Post, Reuters and the Saskatoon StarPhoenix with two each. Ten other organizations received one nomination each.

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Alberta Book: Digital Nexus: Identity, Agency, and Political Engagement by Athabasca University Press

Digital-NexusOver half a century ago, in The Gutenberg Galaxy (1962), [Edmonton-born] Marshall McLuhan noted that the overlap of traditional print and new electronic media like radio and television produced widespread upheaval in personal and public life: “Even without collision, such co-existence of technologies and awareness brings trauma and tension to every living person. Our most ordinary and conventional attitudes seem suddenly twisted into gargoyles and grotesques. Familiar institutions and associations seem at times menacing and malignant. These multiple transformations, which are the normal consequence of introducing new media into any society whatever, need special study.”

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AMPIA Announces the Finalists for the 2016 Rosie Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Alberta’s Screen Industries

Rosie Awards AMPIAA total of 723 class and craft entries were submitted for consideration for the 42nd annual Alberta Film & Television Awards,. This year eighty-two industry professionals from across Canada adjudicated the submissions; in total 344 productions were submitted for consideration. In order to qualify for a ROSIE Award, a production must be produced or co-produced by an Alberta production company. For any craft person to be eligible he or she must have been a resident of Alberta for the 2015 calendar year.

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NORTHWESTFEST, Western Canada’s Premiere Non-Fiction Film & Arts Festival Runs from May 5 to 10 in Edmonton

NWF 2016Formerly known as the Global Visions Festival, Canada’s longest-running non-fiction film festival is evolving in a big way! Now rebranded as the NORTHWESTFEST, it runs from May 5 to 10, 2016 at the Garneau Theatre, Landmark Cinemas City Centre and NAIT Shaw Theatre in Edmonton.  Western Canada’s premiere doc-fest presents the hottest, most talked-about new documentaries from home and abroad with a focus on Canadian and Alberta artists and filmmakers.

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Alberta Newspaper: The Gauntlet, University of Calgary’s Campus Newspaper Since 1960

The GauntletThe Gauntlet is the official student newspaper of the University of Calgary, published since 1960 most Thursdays throughout the year by the Gauntlet Publications Society, an autonomous, incorporated body. Membership in the society is open to undergraduate students at the U of C, but all members of the university community are encouraged to contribute. Editorials are chosen by the majority of the editorial board. Letters must be typed, double-spaced and received by Monday at 4 p.m., and must include the author’s name, student ID number, telephone number and signature.

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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)