Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Edmonton International Film Festival 2017 Showcases 140 Films from 32 Countries | September 28 – October 1

Edmonton-Film-FestivalThe 31st annual Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF) launches today and will have Edmonton buzzing with big screen productions for nine days and nine nights. This year, the event features 140 films from 32 different countries around the world. In 2016, the EIFF was designated as an “Oscar qualifying” film festival by the the Academy of Motion Picture and Sciences, meaning juried winners in the EIFF’s Best Short Film (Live Action) and Best Short Film (Animation) categories can advance in the OSCAR nomination process.

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Alberta Media News | September 2017

OMNI-logoRogers Media’s new national multilingual channel OMNI Regional debuted September 1 with half hour, daily national newscasts in Cantonese, Italian, Mandarin, and Punjabi. Regionally-focused, weekday current affairs programs are also being produced locally in Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, and Vancouver. Focus Cantonese, Focus Mandarin and Focus Punjabi offer provincial, municipal, healthcare and business news. OMNI Regional is being offered nationally on all digital basic television packages with top stories from the day available online at omninews.ca.

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Alberta Media Events | September 2017

Media-ChallengeThe Edmonton Comedy Festival presents the Media Challenge on Thursday, October 12 at 7:30pm at the ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330 84 Ave. Hosted by Kevin Stobo, starring Tim Nutt, and depending on how many chicken out, featuring 16 local media personalities attempting stand-up comedy for the first or second time. From television, radio, and print you’ll recognize them all.

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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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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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