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March 2013 

Alberta Media News
Alberta Media Events
Alberta Media Moves
Alberta Media Awards
Alberta Media Personality
Alberta TV Station
Alberta Radio Station
Alberta Magazine
Alberta Newspaper
Alberta Book
Alberta Website
Alberta Blogger


Media Relations Training 

What Gail had to say about these services:

As an elected official it is essential to have the confidence to be able to speak in public or to the media. I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to take advantage of two media training sessions with Marilyn in January, 2013. The two sessions over the period of a week gave me the opportunity to absorb the information and come back the second week ready to learn more. I really enjoyed the process and the knowledge that I've gained. I would highly recommend media training with Marilyn. She put me at such ease while I learned tips and techniques that made me feel comfortable and confident that I can deal effectively with the media under any circumstances.
Gail Katchur
Gale Katchur
City of Fort Saskatchewan  
January 2013

Call if you'd like to find out more about our private media training services.  

Media Release Distribution Services  

What Godfrey had to say about these services

"Marilyn, many thanks for your quick and efficient service under very tight timelines. I appreciate your willingness to be so responsive and the role you played in helping us get great media coverage! 
Godfrey Huybregts
Media Coordinator
Edmonton Downtown Academic & Cultural Centre  
February 2013 


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Social Media Training 

What Jackie had to say about these services:

"Thank you for sharing your knowledge of social media with us and for travelling so far to do so. I now know what social media tools to utilize for my programs. Our Facebook page has seen a huge improvement since taking your course. I rate the workshop you gave on behalf of our organization a 5 out of 5."
Bassano Further Ed
Jackie Peterson
Program Coordinator
Newell Futher Education Bassano, Alberta
February 2013

Call if you'd like to find out more about our private social media training services.

Wordpress  & Joomla! Websites

What Amber had to say about these services:

"Marilyn is extremely well organized and easy to partner with. She worked with my department at the YWCA to develop a new website focused on current and past YWCA Women of Distinction. This event has touched hundreds of women in our community over the years, and we wanted a way to reconnect with them and honour their ongoing work. Not only did Marilyn help us generate this wonderful idea, once we decided it was feasible she immediately went to work! Marilyn is extremely well organized and easy to partner with. She provided detailed requests, explained the process of building and designing the site in lay terms; delivered the finished product precisely on time, AND empowered our staff to maintain and build the site moving forward. We work in a very busy environment (don't we all?) and it was wonderful see a project that can often be frustrating and time consuming was executed with efficiency, creativity, good humour and with an understanding of the value (and limits) of staff time. I highly recommend Marilyn for your media communication and website needs."
YWCA logo
Amber Niemeier
Director, Communications & Fund Development  YWCA of Edmonton

March 2013

Read about our website publishing services. Call if you'd like some assistance with your website project.

eNewsletter Publishing 

If it's about time your organization began publishing an electronic newsletter or converted your print or pdf newsletter to an electronic one to save time, money and reach a wider and younger audience check out our enewsletter publishing services. Call if you'd like to fast track the process.
Alberta Media News 
media news Big changes loom in the radio station market in Alberta as NewCap Broadcasting puts 32 of its radio stations up for sale including 90.3 Amp Radio/CKMP and XL 103.1/CFXL in Calgary and Capital FM/CKRA and K-97 FM/CIRK in Edmonton.
Read more Alberta media news
Alberta Media Events
Media Events Following the resounding success of the inaugural FAVA FEST in 2012, The Film and Video Arts Society - Alberta (FAVA) is rolling out the red carpet and inviting Edmontonians to join in the celebrations at FAVA FEST 3D on March 18-23, 2013.
Read more about Alberta media events
 Alberta Media Moves
Media Moves On January 21, 2013, CKUA made two surprising announcements. The first was that they planned to cancel the popular Folk Routes program hosted by Tom Coxworth. The second was that had cancelled their local news and public affairs programming.
Read more Alberta media moves
Alberta Media Awards
Media Awards
Mark your calendars, dust off your infamous tuxedo, your signature bow tie, and your unforgettable evening wear - the 34th annual ACE Awards is just around the corner. Get ready to celebrate the best of Edmonton advertising creative.
Read more about Alberta media awards
Alberta Personality: Todd Cherniawsky
Born in Edmonton, raised in Ardrossan and now living in Los Angeles, Todd attended NAIT and the U of A. His supervising credits include: ZERO DARK THIRTY (Kathryn Bigelow, 2012), and OZ: THE GREAT & POWERFUL (Sam Raimmi, 2013).
Read more about Todd Cherniawsky
Alberta TV Station: Miracle Channel
Miracle Channel CJIL broadcasting under the name Miracle Channel is an English-language Christian-based television station based in Lethbridge, Alberta. It was the first over-the-air religious TV station in Canada when it debuted on January 14, 1996.
Read more about Miracle Channel  
Alberta Radio Station: 92.5 Fresh FM
Fresh FM In January 2013 Corus Radio rebranded JoeFM to the New 92.5 Fresh FM, "bringing today's freshest music and the best hits from yesterday to Edmonton". Tagline: "Life's short. Have fun!"
Read more about 92.5 Fresh FM
Alberta Magazine: New Tribe

New Tribe Magazine New Tribe is a glossy 40 page monthly magazine published in Calgary. It's stated mission is to promote a positive outlook on Aboriginal living in an urban setting by promoting and sharing information in the community.
Read more about New Tribe Magazine  

Alberta Newspaper: Sylvan Lake News
Sylvan :Lake News The Sylvan Lake News first published Oct. 31, 1935. The weekly newspaper serves the town of Sylvan Lake and surrounding areas, east to Red Deer and west to Benalto. Black Press publishes and distributes 7,350 copies every Friday.
Read more about Sylvan Lake News
Alberta Film: Underground 104
Mercury Opera
104 Underground produced by Delsur Productions for OMNI TV features Mercury Opera performing in the Bay LRT Stations in Edmonton in November 2011. I had a chance to catch the premiere of the 20 minute film on March 8 at the Library Theatre in Edmonton.
Read more about Underground 104 & Mercury Opera
Alberta Books: Beyond the Precipice
Beyond the Precipice
I don't normally profile Alberta fiction titles preferring to profile nonfictioninstead. However, Beyond the Precipice, a book of fiction by Eva A Blaskovic, an Alberta author, is also the debut of a new publishing model called Fair-Trade Publishing.
Read more Beyond the Precipice
Alberta Website: NonProfitNewsAlberta
NonProfit News Alberta If you work or volunteer for a nonprofit organization in Alberta, this website was built for you. You're invite you to post your news releases and news announcements for free. All you need to do is sign up for an account on the website and post away.
Read more about NonProfit News Alberta
Alberta Blogger: Angie Pitre
Echoes of Laughter Angie began blogging in 2005 when she moved with her family from Nova Scotia to Edmonton as a way of keeping in touch with her family back in Nova cotia. Along the way, she discovered she had a passion for sharing ideas and inspiration.
Read more about Angie Pitre & Echoes of Laughter
Media Relations & Social Media Workshops
Last Workshop
Twitter for NonProfit Organizations
Twitter for NonProfits The Twitter workshop in St Albert on March 13 was extra exciting. A sister from a women's shelter attended the workshop and we were able to watch for the announcement of the Pope in real time on Twitter. See workshop resources.
Upcoming Workshops
Wordpress for NonProfit Organizations
Wordpress Learn to build or rebuild your organization's website with Wordpress.
St Albert - Wednesday, April 10 from 9 to noon
Calgary - Monday, April 15 from 9 to noon
Joomla! for NonProfit Organizations
Joomla! Learn to build or rebuild your organization's website in Joomla!
St Albert - Wednesday, April 10 from 1 to 4pm
Calgary - Monday April 15 from 1 to 4pm
Electronic Newsletters for NonProfit Organizations
eNewsletters Learn to create an electronic newsletter for your organization three different ways
St Albert - Thursday, April 11 from 9 to noon
Calgary - Tuesday, April 16 from 9 to noon
Social Media for NonProfit Organizations
Social Media Learn to develop a strategic plan for your organization's social media communications
St Albert - Thursday, April 11 from 1 to 4pm
Calgary - Tuesday, April 16 from 1 to 4pm

Overnight Accommodations
If you live outside of the Edmonton or Calgary area and would like to attend the workshops on both days, call me for information on how you can arrange comfortable overnight accommodations within walking distance of the workshop location for under $100.
From the editor/curator
Marilyn Jones
If you know of an Alberta newspaper, magazine, radio station, television station, blog, website, film, video or nonfiction book or news item related to media in Alberta that you would like to see included in our next issue of mediamag ezine, send me the scoop at If your news does not fit into the above categories and you work or volunteer for a nonprofit organization in Alberta, register and post your news for free on
Marilyn Jones

Media Relations & Social Media Strategist 

ph: 780-695-5675 

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