Concerts in support of CBC planned for Ottawa and Montreal

Two citizen groups are holding concerts in support of CBC over the coming weeks. A group in Montreal called Tous Amis de Radio-Canada has planned an event featuring 33 artists including Ariane Moffatt and Louis-Jean Cormier. It’s scheduled for February 15th at 2 p.m. at Métropolis. More details and links to the Ticketmaster page can be found on the […]

Posted on February 4, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · 2 Comments · Tagged with: 

Open Cinema “connects the docs” with online technology

by Luigi Benetton   Want to check out what might turn into the Netflix of documentary filmmaking? “It’s closer to Netflix plus live engagement options,” Mandy Leith explains. Leith, the Victoria, B.C.-based founder and director of Open Cinema, has been leading the effort to assemble a combination of online technologies to help documentary filmmakers share […]

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Freelance Media Mixer in Ottawa January 14th

Ottawa freelancers, there’s a CMG Freelance Media Mixer coming up in your town next week. It’s scheduled for Wednesday, January 14th from 5 to 8 p.m. at 73 North (at 73 Sparks St.). The event is part of the CMG’s ongoing series of mixers and information sessions for freelancers and emerging workers in media, communications, tech, and creative industries. […]

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CMG Freelance launches Freelancer Directory

The Canadian Media Guild has launched a freelancer directory that offers its freelance and temporary members a place to showcase their skills and experience to potential employers. The database has space for members to highlight their publication credits, training, and education. Profiles also have space for work samples of all kinds — print, images, audio, and video. The CMG is holding a workshop […]

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Workshop on the rights of media workers

Next Wednesday, CWA Canada is holding a free two-hour workshop to share information for media workers about basic employment rights. The event, scheduled for Wednesday November 26th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at The Foundry in Toronto, is open to all media workers and will provide information about the rights of freelancers, interns and other types of […]

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT

Mixer for emerging media workers November 12th

Students and emerging media workers in Toronto: mark your calendars. CWA Canada is holding a free event on November 12th at 6 PM at The Foundery (376 Bathurst St, just north of Dundas St W). The media mixer will shine a spotlight on issues such as finding meaningful work, unpaid internships and diversity in the media. The event […]

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Humber College Print Humour Workshop coming up in New York

Got jokes? Dream of publishing your humour writing? Humber College is gearing up for a two-day humour writing workshop in New York City later this month. Humber Comedy Program director Andrew Clark says the workshop will be a very practical event for people who want to get their work published — or those who’ve already […]

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Freelancer meet-up in Halifax this week

We here at Story Board would like to send some freelancer high fives out to a new freelance group in Halifax this week. The group is planning to hold regular monthly get-togethers and build a casual network for support and freelance camaraderie. The idea for the regular event came out of an info session organized by the Halifax Media Co-op earlier […]

Posted on September 24, 2014 at 10:40 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT

SABEW Canada to hold first official event for Canadian business writers and editors

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) is launching a Canadian chapter and the organization will hold its first official event on Tuesday, September 30th from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Rotman School of Management. The event will feature an hour-long talk by Bloomberg Executive Editor John McCorry about the state of business journalism and the lessons […]

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Online Q&A for emerging media workers

Journalism students and other emerging media workers should be sure to tune in next Tuesday to an online Q&A session organized by the Canadian University Press and CWA Canada. “Getting Hired! A Q&A for media workers” is scheduled for Tuesday September 16 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The live chat with Käthe Lemon (Editor in Chief of Avenue […]

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