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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Freelance Friday! A funding workshop for interactive digital media creators

CMG Freelance is inviting digital media workers and game developers to a Freelance Friday workshop this week that will focus on applying to the OMDC Interactive Digital Media Fund. Attendees are invited to bring their project ideas and will have the opportunity to draft grant applications and get feedback from the workshop leaders: Kim Gibson from the OMDC, Catherine Feraday Miller [...]

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CMG Freelance to host health insurance info session

Freelancers who are considering extended health benefits will be interested in an info session organized by CMG Freelance next Monday, June 23rd from 2 to 4 pm Eastern Time. Freelancers in the Toronto area can attend in person in the CMG Boardroom at 310 Front St. West. The info session will also be webcast for those in [...]

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CMG Freelance launches series of drop-in info sessions

Are you freelancing or consulting as a media producer, artist, writer, researcher, instructor, translator, technician, communications or creative worker? Could you use some support toward better freelance opportunities and working conditions? The Canadian Media Guild is launching a series of drop-in info sessions (in Toronto only, initially) to spread the word about the new, voluntary [...]

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Freelance Friday! Selling Yourself, Selling Your Ideas

Toronto freelancers, there’s a Freelance Friday panel discussion coming up next week called Selling Yourself, Selling Your Ideas. The free event, organized by CMG Freelance, is on Friday May 23rd from 1-4 pm at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel (1 Harbour Square) in the “Pier 9″ room on the hotel’s convention level. The panel on pitching, self-promotion, [...]

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Vancouver Summer Writing Institute application deadline this week

This Friday is the application deadline for three intensive summer writing workshops offered by The Story We Be. The intensives range in focus from personal memoir to journalistic prose. The three workshops are taught by writer and performer mia susan amir, multimedia journalist David Ball, and artist and writer lee williams boudakian. Workshops are priced [...]

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Coding + Storytelling = New Hybrid Career

Journalists are learning to code. Coders are being pushed into the world of storytelling. What opportunities and challenges exist at the intersection of these various skill-sets? And what are we doing to keep up and stay human?

Posted on May 1, 2014 at 1:19 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT

CMG Freelance holding fourth digital media mixer in Toronto

Toronto freelancers, CMG Freelance is holding another digital media mixer next week. Featured speakers  William Wolfe-Wylie (Canada.com’s journalist-coder hybrid) and Sagan Yee (freelance animator and occasional indie game perpetrator) along with moderator, journalist Desmond Cole will discuss the new opportunities and challenges that exist at the intersection between storytelling and coding. The free event is at Media Bar (77 Peter Street) on Wednesday [...]

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CMG Freelance to hold digital media mixer in Vancouver

CMG Freelance is holding a free event in Vancouver later this month for workers in digital media. From writers to coders, digital workers all across the spectrum are finding it increasingly challenging to meet the diversifying expectations of employers. Media, tech, creative and communications workers are invited to come and meet colleagues, discuss these challenges, and hear about [...]

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,