‘Journalism’

Call for interviews with freelance and contract media workers

Have you worked as a freelance or contract employee in digital journalism in Canada or the United States at any time between 2013 and 2017? Researcher Errol Salamon would like to hear about your experiences for a textbook on labour issues facing media workers in North America. Salamon is a Canadian Media Guild freelance member, postdoctoral researcher/visiting […]

Posted on September 22, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: 

Journalism Interns: Share Your Experiences

Did you work as a journalism intern in Canada or the United States between 2013 and 2017? Researcher Errol Salamon would like to hear about your experiences for a textbook on labour issues facing media workers in North America. Salamon is the work and labour editor of J-Source, and a visiting research scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. He’s […]

Posted on August 29, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Independent journalists and freelancers “far more vulnerable” to legal action

by Steve Cornwell When Justin Brake followed Indigenous land protectors past a fence and into the Muskrat Falls hydro-electric dam site last October, he thought he could rely on the freedom of the press provision in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Brake was reporting on demonstrators who went several kilometres into the site and […]

Posted on May 3, 2017 at 11:12 am by editor · One Comment

Indemnity clauses – the rickety bridges of freelancing

by Lesley Evans Ogden Imagine you want to climb up a mountain to a beautiful viewpoint. You’ve done some research, figured out how to get to the trailhead, packed your backpack, and climbed most of the way up the mountain. But on the final ascent you arrive at a deep chasm. The only way across […]

Posted on April 5, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · One Comment · Tagged with: , ,

Off the Page, with journalist Simon Diotte

Off the Page is an interview series featuring National Magazine Award winners. This week we’re chatting with Montreal writer and editor Simon Diotte. He gained recognition for his 2016 National Magazine Award-winning travel story “Sur les traces d’un écrivain voyageur” (“In the Footsteps of a Travel Writer”) published in Oxygène, where he is editor-in-chief. The […]

Posted on March 8, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Off the Page, with investigative journalist Virgil Grandfield

Off the Page is a regular interview series featuring National Magazine Award winners. In this interview we chat with freelance journalist Virgil Grandfield, who won the 2016 National Magazine Award for Investigative Reporting. In his award-winning investigative story “The Cage” (Eighteen Bridges) Virgil Grandfield describes one particular day of his multi-year investigation into human trafficking allegedly […]

Posted on February 23, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Newsroom staff and freelancers mark one-year anniversary of the start of the Chronicle Herald strike

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the beginning of the strike at Halifax’s Chronicle Herald newspaper. The 55 members of the Halifax Typographical Union have been on strike since January 23rd, 2016 over the company’s plan to cut wages and newsroom positions and increase working hours. Shortly after the strike began, the striking journalists launched an online news […]

Posted on January 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

Upcoming Doc Project Mentorship deadline February 1

A message from CBC Radio’s mentorship program The Doc Project: It’s that time again! CBC Radio’s Mentorship applications deadline is Wednesday, February 1 In the past two years over 60 of your CMG colleagues gone through this unique professional development program,  working intensively with veteran CBC producers/mentors to produce unique, innovative radio documentaries. Their work has […]

Posted on January 17, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Off the Page, with Marta Iwanek

Off the Page is a regular interview series featuring National Magazine Award winners. Recently we caught up with photojournalist Marta Iwanek, who in 2016 was named Canada’s Best New Magazine Photographer from the National Magazine Awards Foundation, in addition to winning the Gold Medal for Photojournalism & Photo Essay for her incredible reporting of the 2013-2014 Ukrainian […]

Posted on January 10, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , , ,

New CBC opinion section provides more paid writing opportunities for freelancers

This post is the ninth in a series called “E-Lancer Writes,” exploring the working conditions, rights and collective organizing strategies of freelance journalists, interns and other low-wage or temporary digital media workers. By Errol Salamon Canadian freelance writers have one more potential way to earn money: by selling their ideas to the new opinion section […]

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