Archive for November, 2012

Taking the “free” out of freelancing

by  Suzanne Bowness How many people here are thinking about going the freelance route at some point in your writing careers? My first question is met with a few raised hands, maybe a third of the room. I’m speaking on a panel called “Taking the ‘free’ out of freelancing,” organized by CWA Canada and Canadian [...]

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 1:21 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Adjudicators wanted for CUP’s John H. McDonald Journalism Awards

The Canadian University Press is on the hunt for adjudicators for their 2013 “Johnnies” — awards given for excellence in student reporting across the country.  There are 3 adjudicators for each of 13 awards categories. CUP is still looking for judges for news, sports, arts and culture, diversity, labour, opinion, french news, french sports, french arts and [...]

Posted on November 28, 2012 at 9:15 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Award for excellence in labour reporting

The Canadian Media Guild is inviting freelancers who’ve written about labour issues over the past year to enter their work to be considered for a $1000 award. The CWA Canada/CAJ Award for Excellence in Labour Reporting is now in its second year. It’s offered by the Canadian Media Guild along with its parent union, CWA [...]

Posted on November 27, 2012 at 9:30 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Nov 20-26

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, publishing, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: Technology magazine makes jump from screen to print [Masthead] Sun Media cuts: Toronto Sun editor James Wallace responds [J-Source] Roundup: Industry Events [Canadian Magazines Canadiens] (via @jsource) [...]

Posted on November 26, 2012 at 9:08 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

The Born Freelancer on the Art of Collaboration

This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? Your input is welcome in the comments. It certainly seems like a good idea to some freelancers. You get along so well, you seem so simpatico, you are such good friends – why [...]

Posted on November 23, 2012 at 9:33 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Freelance events in Toronto next week

Next Wednesday night’s going to be a hot night for Toronto freelancers, with two events scheduled that promise valuable information and a chance to meet and talk with with like-minded freelance types. Taking the Free out of Freelancing is a panel discussion at Ryerson University on how to become a successful freelancer. Speakers include Bert Archer, Suzanne [...]

Posted on November 22, 2012 at 9:45 am by Rachel · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

AMI looking for radio freelancers

Get out your microphones, audiophiles, there’s a new opportunity for Canadian radio freelancers. Accessible Media Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that produces media for Canadians with disabilities – that’s anywhere from 5 to 8 million people across the country who have difficulty accessing mainstream media. Until recently, AMI’s on-air programming has been produced mainly by volunteers [...]

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 9:05 am by Rachel · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Nov 13-19

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, publishing, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: PWAC offering free trial of new web service linking writers and magazines [Canadian Magazines] Pity the interns: How do we help those who help us? [National Post] [...]

Posted on November 19, 2012 at 9:13 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Time management for freelancers

My bookmarked list of “interesting links to follow later” has piled up higher and deeper than ever lately. There never seems to be enough time to read through them all.  Ironically, half of them seem to be about time management for freelancers. I guess sometimes you have to spend time to save time, so I’ve [...]

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 10:00 am by Rachel · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

OpenFile freelancers post open letter to Wilf Dinnick

Some of OpenFile’s freelancers started a tumblr yesterday to try to get straight answers from the news organization’s CEO, Wilf Dinnick. OpenFile suspended publication in late September, promising to return within a few weeks after doing some restructuring. Last week, Dinnick spoke with J-Source about OpenFile’s financial problems. He revealed that OpenFile’s bank accounts have [...]

Posted on November 13, 2012 at 8:45 am by story board · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,