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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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Alberta Website – Taproot Edmonton Presents Edmonton’s Festival Season and More…

Taproot-EdmontonEdmonton is one of the sunniest cities in Canada, receiving nearly 2,300 hours of sunlight each year. That might help to explain why Edmonton truly lives up to its “festival city” moniker in the summer months. Whether you are a visitor looking for something to do, or you’re a longtime resident and seasoned festival-goer, there’s no shortage of great events in Edmonton.

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Calgary’s Seven 24 Films’ Wynonna Earp and Other Canadian Productions Earn 40 Rockie Award Nominations

Rockie-Awards 2017The Banff World Media Festival today unveiled the nominees for its annual program competition, which recognizes excellence in TV and digital content from around the world. More than 40 countries submitted projects, with winners set to be announced June 12 at a ceremony during the festival. Canadian productions dominated in the interactive content category with four of five nominations and with Calgary’s Seven 24 Wynonna Earp up for the best Sci-fi, Fantasy and Action production.

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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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