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AMPA Celebrates Excellence in Magazine Publishing in Alberta at the 2017 Alberta Magazine Awards

AMPA-Awards2017Nearly 300 of the brightest talents in the Alberta magazine industry gathered in downtown Calgary March 16 to honour the winners of the Alberta Magazine Awards. The annual event, staged by the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA), showcases the outstanding work of magazine professionals from across the province, judged by industry leaders from across North America. Awards were presented for excellence in magazine content published in 2016 in 21 Showcase categories and five Achievement award categories.

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CRTC Considering Applications for Radio Licences for Urban Aboriginal Communities in Calgary & Edmonton markets.

crtc-logoAs a result of revoking broadcasting licences for the following Type B Native radio stations held by Aboriginal Voices Radio Inc. (AVR) on the basis of serious and repeated non-compliance and the inability of the licensee to adequately serve the needs of the Aboriginal communities in these markets Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa, the CRTC is holding hearings from March 27 to 29, to consider five applications received for a radio licence or licences to serve the urban Aboriginal communities in these markets.

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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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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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