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Karen Unland
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Attended Carleton University
Lives in Edmonton
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This week's Edmonton blog roundup starts with fitness then veers all over the place before returning to home base: http://brainalbum.tumblr.com/post/112508951437/edmonton-blog-roundup-march-2-2015
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Lots of Friends Without Benefits in this week's Edmonton blog roundup, but also a mix of business, food, sports, politics, what have you: http://brainalbum.tumblr.com/post/109873209621/edmonton-blog-roundup-feb-2-2015
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This week's Edmonton blog roundup touches on community-building, the Roxy Theatre, and plenty of miscellaneous goodness: http://brainalbum.tumblr.com/post/108540788415/edmonton-blog-roundup-jan-19-2015
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Get your first Edmonton blog roundup of 2015 right here, full of looking back and looking ahead, as one is wont to do at this time of year: http://brainalbum.tumblr.com/post/107213049067/edmonton-blog-roundup-jan-5-2015
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It's the Christmas week edition of my Edmonton blog roundup, with not that much Christmas in it: http://brainalbum.tumblr.com/post/105865230556/edmonton-blog-roundup-dec-22-2014
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This week's Edmonton blog roundup gravitates toward shopping and hockey, for some reason: http://brainalbum.tumblr.com/post/110535439200/edmonton-blog-roundup-feb-9-2015
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This week's Edmonton blog roundup is a mix of old favourites and new discoveries, historical vignettes and current affairs: http://brainalbum.tumblr.com/post/109199038936/edmonton-blog-roundup-jan-26-2015
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Whole lotta self-improvement and reflection going on in Edmonton's blogosphere, plus some creative expression and a truly nutty ad: http://brainalbum.tumblr.com/post/107888330669/edmonton-blog-roundup-jan-12-2015
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People kept writing, so I kept reading. Here's one last Edmonton blog roundup for 2014: http://brainalbum.tumblr.com/post/106507045819/edmonton-blog-roundup-dec-29-2014
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I rounded up a wide variety of Edmonton blog posts, some serious, some light, starting with a snowfight: http://brainalbum.tumblr.com/post/105263841998/edmonton-blog-roundup-dec-15-2014
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Journalism educator and consultant
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  • Postmedia Labs
    Project leader, Edmonton, 2012 - present
  • Unland Media Consulting
    Principal, 2011 - present
  • MacEwan University
    Journalism instructor, 2011 - 2012
  • Edmonton Journal
    Various editorial positions, 1997 - 2011
  • The Globe and Mail
    Reporter, 1996 - 1997
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Jasper, Alberta, Canada - Edson, Alberta, Canada - Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Journalism educator and consultant, wife and mother, media nerd, Edmonton lover
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I have been obsessed with journalism since I was 10 years old, and my interest has yet to wane. I worked for major daily newspapers for 15 years, including four years as online editor at the Edmonton Journal. In addition to consulting, I teach in the journalism program at MacEwan University. I am married to Christopher Spencer, and we have two children. We live in Edmonton, and we love it.
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Co-chair of MediaCamp Edmonton. Co-ordinator of the media lab at the Edmonton Journal. Nominated for a National Newspaper Award. Member of Wall of Honour at Campus Saint-Jean.
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  • Carleton University
    Master of Journalism, 1994 - 1996
  • University of Alberta
    B.A. in Etudes canadiennes, 1988 - 1994
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Reading Johnny Cash
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This week, senior reporter Sheila Pratt joins the panel to talk about flurry of issues associated with the start of the school year (51 seco

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