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AWNA to Hold 97th Annual AGM, Convention, Symposium and Alberta Newspaper Awards

Symposium-2017-webThe Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association’s 97th Annual Convention will be held this year from June 1 – 3 at the Grey Eagle Resort and Casino in Calgary. The convention tees up (pun intended) on Thursday, June 1 with the Bing Crosby Memorial Golf Tournament.  On Friday, June 2 the Convention runs during the day and the Awards presentations that evening.  On Saturday June 3, the Professional Development Symposium runs throughout the day and the Presidents’ Banquet wraps things up in the evening. 

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Alberta TV Station – NUTV: University of Calgary’s Campus TV Station for 25 Years and Counting

NUTV-logoNUTV is the University of Calgary’s campus based television station. Started as a club way back in 1984, they became a society in 1991 and are funded by a student levy. They’ve produced a variety of community television shows over the years, winning various awards, and are currently releasing new content on their YouTube channel every Friday! NUTV fosters the development of industry standard media and related skills in its members, which can be applied to their education or careers.

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Alberta Newspaper – The Weal, Grinding & Polishing Student Journalists in Calgary Since 1926

The-Weal NewspaperThe first issue of the Emery Weal newspaper, or magazine as it was called then, showed up on March 18, 1926 as a four-page bulletin highlighting the school’s events. One copy was printed and passed around. When this proved impractical, the Weal was printed as a tabloid and sold for five cents. Since then, The Weal – the second oldest campus newspaper in Alberta – has gone through a series of changes.

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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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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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