Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Profiles West launches

A new magazine about the people, personalities and passions of Western Canadians launched March 2009. Created by Mount Royal College's (MRC) Faculty of Communications Studies, the bi-yearly magazine is dedicated to telling stories of compelling westerners.

In the inaugural online issue features full-length profiles written by students from the journalism degree program at MRC. of Calgary hockey figures, Rick Alexander (founder of the National Sport Development program) and University of Calgary Coach Danielle Goyette.

They are joined by political profiles of Alberta MLA Harry Chase and Independent federal candidate Kirk Schmidt.

Profiles West is available online at: http://www.profileswest.ca/

The first print version is being offered as a supplement to The Calgary Journal. http://www.calgaryjournalonline.ca/

For more information or to interview a student author contact:

Terry Field, Chair
Department of Journalism
Mount Royal
Office: 403.440.6189
Email: tfield@mtroyal.ca

Janice Paskey, BJ, MA
Journalism Faculty
Faculty of Communication Studies
Mount Royal College
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
403 440-8744