Beyond Journalism panel discussion and networking event in Toronto June 2

Students, emerging media workers and freelancers are invited to a free panel discussion and mixer on Thursday, June 2 at the Page One Cafe & Bar (108 Mutual Street) in Toronto from 6 to 9 p.m. Panel speakers include writer and TV director Buffy Childerhose and digital journalist and novelist Angela Misri. They’ll offer advice on how to use your media skills to […]

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The Freelancer’s Toolbox

by Don Genova, CMG Freelance President Open up my literal freelancer’s writer-broadcaster toolbox and you’ll find microphones, digital and analog recorders, umpteen cables and adapters, a couple of different cameras, a bunch of notebooks and various pens and pencils. But open up my figurative toolbox and you’ll find tools needed for my profession that are […]

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SABEW Canada’s 2nd annual Best in Business awards night April 20th

The Canadian chapter of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) is holding its second annual Best in Business writing awards night on Wednesday, April 20th at Valdez (606 King Street West). Tickets are $25 for members and $40 for non-members. The event starts at 6 pm. Food and drinks will be served. You can reserve […]

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Pay Your Interns! film screening and discussion in Toronto March 12

Do you think interns ought to be paid for their work? So do we! Come and join us for a screening of the film Pay Your Interns! on March 12 in Toronto. The event was organized by filmmaker, Cynthia H. Pandev, who is also hosting the evening. The film screening will be followed by a lecture from Intern Nation author […]

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Freelance training and mentorship events in Halifax

There are a couple of great events coming up next month for freelancers and media students in Halifax. CMG Freelance and CWA Associate Members have two days of training and mentorship planned for March 1 and 2. Come out to an evening of training, mentorship and socializing on March 1st at The Company House (2202 Gottingen Street Halifax) […]

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Tax Tips webinar for members on February 25

Tax season is approaching, freelancers. If that thought makes you sweat, we’ve got an upcoming webinar for members that’s sure to take some of the stress out of the bookkeeping side of your business. CMG Freelance and CWA Associate Members are invited to “Keeping CRA Happy While You Do You: Tax Tips for Creatives,” a webinar with […]

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Visual and Interactive Storytelling for Journalists webinar for members

Interested in interactive storytelling? CMG Freelance and CWA Associate Members are invited to a webinar with CBC interactive developers Alisa Mamak and Michael Leschart on Wednesday, January 13th from 4:30 to 5:30 PM ET. Mamak and Leschart will cover multimedia, data visualization, infographics, social and other online tools that you can use to enhance your stories. The webinar will […]

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Freelancer meet-up in Victoria Tuesday Nov. 24

If you’re a freelancer in the Victoria, BC area, you’re invited to come out to Moxie’s (1010 Yates St.) next Tuesday, November 24th at 7:30 p.m. for a casual freelance get-together. Come out for a drink and some appetizers (courtesy of the Canadian Media Guild Freelance Branch) and meet others who are working freelance in the […]

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Livecast panel on internships tomorrow

CWA Canada is planning to livestream a panel discussion on internships that’s happening tomorrow as part of their Media Workers Forum for students, volunteers and precarious media workers. If you’d like to watch that discussion, you can tune in right here starting tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. EST. And if you’re in Toronto, there’s still time to register to […]

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Visual Journalism Master Class with John Lehmann Nov. 21 in Vancouver

Vancouver-area freelancers, if you’re looking to improve your photography skills check out The Tyee’s upcoming Master Class with Globe and Mail staff photographer John Lehmann. Lehmann is one of Canada’s top photojournalists — he was named Canadian photojournalist of the year in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Lehmann’s Master Class is intended for people who already understand the fundamentals of photography […]

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