‘Journalism’

From Canada to the Netherlands, freelancers seek community and solidarity

Freelancing is a solitary career. But increasingly, freelancers around the world are seeing the value of community. Unions like our own CMG Freelance here in Canada are attracting a growing number of freelance members. And in the Netherlands, union membership among media freelancers is growing even faster. According to Jim Verhoef, almost half of the […]

Posted on April 17, 2018 at 11:00 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

The Born Freelancer on Role Models: In Appreciation of Arthur Black

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? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.   I believe the freelancer you evolve into as your career progresses will very much be influenced by those you encounter early in your […]

Posted on February 23, 2018 at 9:00 am by editor · One Comment · Tagged with: ,

New tool for seeking diverse journalism sources

Freelance writers and journalists looking for ways to bring diversity into their reporting have a new tool at their disposal. Request A Woman Scientist helps journalists find scientific expertise from women for everything from interviews and panel discussions to workshops and conference keynotes. The site was created by 500 Women Scientists, a grassroots organization based […]

Posted on February 2, 2018 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

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: , , , ,