Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Mix & Mingle with the Stars in Alberta’s Film, Digital & Television Production Industry on April 29, 2017

red-carpet150On April 29, Rosie Awards will be handed out to recognize excellence in Film, Television and Digital Production in Alberta at the annual Gala for the Alberta Film & Television Awards. As the primary fundraiser for the Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA), the evening brings out Alberta’s brightest stars and industry professionals to honour and celebrate the year’s best in production. Over fifty Rosie Awards will be presented, recognizing excellence in all aspects of Alberta’s screen-based content.

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Alberta Magazine – ACUVITAE, Alberta’s Ukrainian Arts and Culture Magazine

ACUAVITAEACUA Vitae is a high quality, full colour, Ukrainian arts and culture magazine celebrating visual, performing, literary, and folk art as well as general Ukrainian culture in Alberta. Published twice a year by the Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts, ACUA Vitae reaches beyond its Ukrainian community to all Albertans and reflects how Ukrainian art and culture encourages a greater appreciation and awareness of the Ukrainian arts and their cultural significance to the greater Alberta. The most recent issue of ACUA Vitae celebrates the 125th Anniversary of Ukrainian Settlement in Canada and 150 Anniversary of Confederation in 76 beautifully designed pages. 

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Edmonton’s Literati to Launch Anthology and Salon Series to Mark Canada’s 150th Birthday

Canada-15-AnthologyIn 1867, the Fathers of Confederation put pen to paper to draft a plan uniting the colonies into a single federation. Nearly 150 years later, Edmonton’s literary community will pen new stories to examine this historic anniversary. Edmonton Community Foundation is collaborating with LitFest and Eighteen Bridges magazine on an anthology and salon series to mark Canada’s sesquicentennial. Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF), LitFest (Edmonton and Canada’s only nonfiction literary festival), and Eighteen Bridges (a national literary magazine based in Edmonton) have joined forces to launch, High Level Lit: 12 writers musing on YEG for Canada150.

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“Journalism in a Crisis” Brings Academics and Journalists Together to Talk About Journalism’s Future in Canada

Journalism in a Crisis“What kinds of journalism do we think are worth protecting, and what are we willing to do to protect them?” Christine Crowther said that was the starting point for a new book, Journalism in Crisis. Crowther, a former CBC journalist who now teaches part-time at Carleton University, is one of the six editors of the volume. The book brings together more than two dozen academics and individuals working in journalism to examine what’s happening in Canada right now, and offer specific strategies for change. Crowther said while concerns about the health of the media are nothing new, the situation is increasingly dire. We’re recognizing that we’re heading for a cliff, and if we don’t do something we’re going to go over this cliff,” Crowther said

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Alberta TV Station – CHAT-TV Medicine Hat Launches an Online News Portal

CHAT-News-TodayCHAT-TV is a City-affiliated television station located in Medicine Hat, Alberta. The station is owned by the Jim Pattison Group. The station began broadcasting on September 14, 1957 under the ownership of Monarch Broadcasting Company which was co-owned with local radio station CHAT (1270 AM, now on 94.5 FM). CHAT-TV was the fourth television station in Alberta to sign on the air, and its launch was presided over by then-premier Ernest Manning.

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CBC Brings Canada’s History to Life in “The Story of Us” Docu-Drama Series Starting March 26

 

CBC-Story-UsCanada: The Story of Us, an epic 10 x one-hour docu-drama series highlighting many of the extraordinary moments and people that helped forge a nation from early Indigenous history to the 20th century, will premiere with back-to-back episodes on Sunday, March 26 at 8 p.m. on CBC. The series features the stories of Indigenous peoples, women, immigrants, pioneers, rule-breakers, scientists and entrepreneurs – many of them untold until now. The series takes viewers inside Canada’s history with dramatic re-enactments, ground-breaking CGI sequences and documentary-style virtual reality experiences.

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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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