Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Coverage of Fort McMurray Wildfires Inspire 2016 National Newspaper Award Winners

NNA-WordmarkThe Edmonton Journal, Edmonton Sun and Fort McMurray Today were honoured in the breaking news category for their coverage of last May’s Alberta wildfire and the evacuation of nearly 90,000 people from Fort McMurray and the surrounding area. Fort McMurray Today’s staff were among those ordered to leave, continuing to report on the disaster even as they fled to safety.

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Alberta Book: Inside the Inferno: A Firefighter’s Story of the Brotherhood that Saved Fort McMurray

Inside the InfernoWhen a wildfire in May 2016 forced the evacuation of 90,000 people in Fort McMurray, everyone who escaped the flames had a story to tell. A perfect combination of weather, geography and circumstance created a raging wildfire that devoured everything in its path. As the fire swept through neighbourhoods, it fell to the men and women of the fire department to protect the city. A year later one of those first-hand accounts of harrowing stories is making its way onto bookshelves. Inside the Inferno: A Firefighter’s Story of the Brotherhood that Saved Fort McMurray by Damian Asher, a captain in the Fort McMurray fire department, and Edmonton-based writer and journalist Omar Mouallem co-wrote this insider’s perspective on one of Canada’s most costly insurance disasters.

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AMPIA Announces the 2017 Rosie Award Winners for Excellence in Film, TV & Multimedia Productions in Alberta

The 2017 nominations for the Alberta Film and Television Awards, dubbed the Rosies, were announced in downtown Calgary on April 29 by the Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA), with Calgary  production companies Joe Media Group and SEVEN/24 Films tied for the most finalists with 17 each. 

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The Best in Documentary Film and Media Arts is in Edmonton at Northwestfest 2017 May 5 to 14

NorthwestFestNorthwestFest  announces the line-up for the 2017 festival, featuring the best in new documentary features, short films, media arts, and more. Running May 5-14, 2017 in various locations, this year’s program has something for everyone. Whether you’re curious about America’s best session musicians, daredevils, spelling bees, or scientology, NorthwestFest has you covered.

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Alberta Podcast – Dr. Jonathan White Offers Instructions for Medical Students and Patients Around the World

Surgery 101

photo by Curtis Corneau

With more than 200 episodes in the can, a cast of characters that ‌includes zombies and Muppets, and more than three million ‌downloads globally, from Portland to Pyongyang, the Surgery ‌101 podcast is an unlikely Edmonton success story. On top of its educational value, it turns out that Surgery 101 can help calm the nerves of people nervous about what their upcoming experience on the table has in store. And nobody is more surprised by that success than the man who started it. 

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The Writers’ Guild of Alberta Announces the 2017 Alberta Literary Awards Shortlist

ab-lit-awards-logoThe Writers’ Guild of Alberta announced the finalists for the 2017 Alberta Literary Awards. Each year, the Alberta Literary Awards recognize and celebrate the highest standards of literary excellence from Alberta authors. The award juries deliberated on more than 220 submissions to select the following 24 finalists in eight categories. 

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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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