Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Alberta Radio Station: CSJR Promises to Challenge the Status Quo

CJSR Radio EdmontonCJSR-FM is a campus-based community radio station, broadcasting at 88.5 FM in Edmonton.  The station is volunteer-run with a stated mission, “to enlighten and entertain our audience through high quality and diverse programming that constantly challenges the status quo.”

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Alberta TV Station: NAIT NewsWatch

NAIT NewsWatch  TVNAIT NewsWatch is a half hour news magazine-format produced weekly by NAIT tv production students. In addition to producing and reporting news and sports, students have the opportunity to write and produce public service announcements and commercials to be aired within the news programs.

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Alberta Media Personality: Russell Bowers, Host, CBC’s Daybreak Alberta

Russell Bowers CBCRussell been a broadcast journalist for nearly 25 years from St. John’s, NL to Prince Rupert, BC.  His work has been featured locally, regionally, and nationally on programs like The Current, Definitely Not the Opera, As It Happens and The Sunday Edition.  He’s had a variety of assignments from breaking news to award-nominated documentaries. 

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Alberta Website > Alberta Music Industry Association at

Alberta Music Industry AssociationWhile researching a project for a client so I could design a Facebook campaign for an upcoming event, I was rewarded for my efforts when I came across the website for the Alberta Music Industry Association. Not only is it fresh, clean and inviting, it includes an very well presented online directory of musicians, recording studios, venues, sound and publicity services and related businesses in Alberta. The directory is fully searchable by artist, by specific industry e.g. recording studio, CD manufacturing, publicity, etc. , by venue and by festival. If you select the venue category you are directed to a short informational listing on each of the major music venues in Alberta such as location, venue size, sound system details and contact information. If you select the festival category, you are directed to a page that includes listings on the major music festivals in Alberta. 

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Calling All Independent Media Producers in Alberta

Canadian Media Production Industry AssociationThe Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) is travelling the country to support the roll-out of the Terms of Trade agreement – all elements of the deal come into effect August 1st 2011.  The agreement applies to all independently produced projects developed and commissioned by Astral, Bell Media (CTV), Corus, Rogers and Shaw Media.  The CMPA successfully negotiated the historic Terms of Trade deal that redefines the relationship between producers and broadcasters. The deal applies to the entire life cycle of a show – from first pitch, through to development, production and broadcast on all platforms.

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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)