Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

The Democracy Project: Journalism in the Age of Alt-Facts on October 20 – 22, 2017

Fighting-Fake-NewsIn the age of alt-facts, deeply researched reporting is more crucial than ever to the viability of an informed citizenry and a healthy democracy. From October 20 – 22 writers and journalists will gather at the Banff Centre to discuss practical next steps in the critical conversation around media and democracy. This summit is part of a five day intensive residency on Investigative Journalism presented by the Banff Centre.

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Alberta Media Personality – Carole Anne Devaney Back in the Co-Anchor Chair at Global TV Edmonton

carole-anne-devaneyCarole Anne Devaney returned from a year’s maternity leave on September 5 to the co-anchor the 6pm news with Gord Steinke following the birth of her second beautiful baby girl named Amélie, sister to 2 1/2 year old Emmanuel. Carole Anne is a proud French-Canadian, who was born and raised in Ottawa. She landed her first on-air gig as a student reporter with CTV Ottawa, and stayed on with the station for more than four years. Her experience then took her to Parliament Hill, where she reported for a French political TV show, on CPAC.

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Alberta Podcast Network “Officially” Launches on September 27 at CKUA in Edmonton

Alberta-Podcast-Network-logoThe Alberta Podcast Network is on a mission to help Alberta-based podcasters create podcasts of high quality and reach larger audiences, foster connections among Alberta-based podcasters and provide a powerful marketing opportunity for local businesses and organizations with funding from ATB Financial and support from CKUA Radio.

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Alberta Magazine – Diversity Magazine in Edmonton and Now Calgary

M-Diversity-MagDiversity Magazine is a multicultural magazine, telling the untold stories to Albertans and Canadians. The magazine is one of many projects undertaken by Diversity Group, a business registered in 2010 in Edmonton that works for the good of the environment, community, and business. The magazine was launched on 17 December, 2012 in Edmonton as Afro Canadian Magazine before opening its doors to other communities as Diversity Magazine in December, 2014. March 31, 2017 saw the official launch of Diversity Magazine in Calgary.

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Alberta Book — The Dark and Other Love Stories by Deborah Willis

Dark-Love-StoriesLonglisted for  the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada’s richest literary award, The Dark and Other Love Stories is an energized, irreverent, novelistic book of short stories full of longing, strange humour, and the complications of human entanglement from Governor General’s Award nominee and Edmonton-based Deborah Willis. The characters in these thirteen masterful and engaging stories exist on the edge of danger, where landscapes melt into dreamscapes and every house is haunted.

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2017 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Winners Announced on September 15, 2017

Alberta book awardsThe Book Publishers Association of Alberta announced the winners of the 2017 Alberta Book Publishing Awards at a Gala reception at the Delta South Hotel in Edmonton on September 15. The winners represent the most outstanding work of the Alberta book publishing industry as adjudicated by experts and publishing professionals from across Canada.

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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)