Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Alberta Magazine: the griff, Published by the Students’ Association of MacEwan University

Griff-logothe griff Magazine is published monthly during the school year by the Students’ Association of MacEwan University. For four years, the griff published a weekly newspaper, before transitioning into a monthly magazine in 2015. Currently, they publish six magazines between September and April, and their website is updated daily throughout these months. Their aim is to provide diverse, well-researched articles written from a student perspective. Their content is hyper-local, with a focus on issues affecting the university and the greater downtown Edmonton area. They publish in-depth articles that promote well-being in the community and encourage engagement in a dialogue about the things that matter. Have a pitch for one of the editors? Feel free to call, tweet or email them anytime.

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AMPA Announces the 2017 Alberta Magazine Awards Finalists

ampa-conference-2017-logoThe Alberta Magazine Publishers Association announced the showcase category finalists for the 2016-17 Alberta Magazine Awards. Nearly 300 pieces of work were submitted in 21 categories, and were adjudicated by more than 60 industry experts from across North America. Congratulations to the magazine publishers and vast number of contributors who pour their time, talent and creative energy into producing exceptional Alberta magazines. Award winners to be announced at a Gala in Calgary on March 16. 

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AMPA Hosts Alberta Magazines Conference & Awards Gala March 16 & 17 in Calgary

AMPA-logoThe Alberta Magazines Conference is an opportunity to hear industry experts from across North America share their insights, experience and expertise on the topics that matter most in the magazine publishing industry. Join AMPA, along with magazine publishing leaders and visionaries from across North America and the U.K., on March 16 and 17 at the Hyatt Regency in Calgary. Be part of the largest magazine media event in Western Canada.

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Alberta Media Personality: Karen Mykietka, Publisher of Rat Creek Press & Community Builder in Edmonton

Karen-MykietkaA busy woman of many jobs, Karen Mykietka admits that she spends too much time in front of a computer. In the past 20 years, she has lived in the north central Edmonton communities of Eastwood, Alberta Avenue, and now Parkdale, meeting “awesome people everywhere I go.” First as a volunteer for the Rat Creek Press in 2004 and shortly after that as the Publisher, she is a natural born organizer and leader who has a passionate commitment to community. 

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Edmonton’s About to Enjoy a New Locally Produced Magazine

eq-logoJournalist, Producer and proud Edmontonian, Jeff Samsonow, has announced (by way of a tweet I just read from Mack Male who knows everything that’s going on in Edmonton), that he is about to launch a new magazine that will focus on local news, issues and discussions about Edmonton. It’s called Edmonton Quotient (or, EQ for short). Jeff promises that if you sign up for his newsletter, you’ll be the first to know when the new magazine officially launches.

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Alberta Book – Farm Workers in Western Canada: Injustices and Activism

Farm-Workers-in-Western-CanadaFarm workers are the faceless multitudes driving agriculture production. Many workers—men, women, and children—are injured and even killed at work. In nine essays, contributors to Farm Workers in Western Canada published by the University of Alberta Press look at the origin, work conditions, and precarious lives of farm workers in terms of larger historical forces such as colonialism, land rights, and racism. They also examine how the rights and privileges of farm workers, including seasonal and temporary foreign workers, conflict with those of their employers, and reveal the barriers many face by being excluded from most statutory employment laws, sometimes in violation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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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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