Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

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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Public Policy Forum’s Vision of a Better Future for Canadian Journalism

Media-CanadaConversations on the waning health of traditional media, the rise of fake news and the trouncing of print media by digital seem to be endless. In response, the Public Policy Forum (PPF) has laid out a series of recommendations in an effort to set out a better future for Canadian journalism. The recommendations, which include amending a section of the Income Tax Act to bring in an additional $300 to $400 million of revenue and removing digital advertising from the CBC.

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Gotta Minute Film Festival – Western Canada’s First Film Fest for Commuters

Got-a-Minute-Film-FestFrom September 25 – October 1, FAVA presents the One Minute Silent Short Films to light up platform screens throughout the Edmonton Transit LRT system, and bring Media Art to Edmontonians ‘on the go’. Miss a show in transit? You can watch the full program online. A celebration of Public Art, on Public Transit, in Public Spaces.

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Alberta Film – Gods Acre, a 2017 Alberta Film & Television Award Winner

Gods-AcreGods Acre, written and directed by Fort Chipewyan’s Kelton Stepanowich won the Rosie Award in the Best Short Dramatic category at the 2017 Alberta Film and Television Awards announced this past April. And no wonder! It is a haunting story told with few words, strong images, in-your-face close-ups and soothingly beautiful music.

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Alberta Podcast – “Let’s Find Out” Local History Podcast by Edmonton’s Historian Laureate

Lets-Find-OutLet’s Find Out is a monthly podcast produced by Edmonton’s Historian Laureate, Chris Chang-Yen Phillips. Each month, a question is posed from an Edmontonian about local history, and together they find out the answer. The podcast’s goals are to reflect Edmontonians’ culture and history back to them, showcase resources and skills available in the city to learn about local history, and demonstrate enthusiasm, curiosity, and open-mindedness in learning about history.

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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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