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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer April 10-16

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, publishing, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada:  Remembering Tyler Bieber, the sports journalist who died in Humboldt Broncos bus crash [J-Source] After public turmoil, what comes next for Canadian Journalists for […]

Posted on April 16, 2018 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Freelance Rates Rising at CBC/Radio-Canada

The Canadian Media Guild and CBC have agreed to an across-the-board wage increase of 1.5% for 2018-19. This increase is also applicable to all the minimum rates applicable to Freelance Contributors. The increase is effective April 1st, 2018 and the new rates are posted in a downloadable Excel file on the CMG Freelance website along with other tips […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer April 3-9

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, publishing, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada:  Working Media podcast: Karen K. Ho [J-Source] 27 writers make 2018 CBC Short Story Prize longlist [CBC Books] CMG welcomes new President of CBC/Radio-Canada, […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer March 27-April 2

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, publishing, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada:  Forum Freelance Fund Bursaries [Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma] Opinion: How Ottawa should spend its $50 million to support local news [J-Source] […]

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2018 Forum Freelance Fund competition for hostile environment training bursaries now open

The 2018 Forum Freelance Fund competition is now open for submissions. The fund provides bursaries for Canadian freelancers to attend dangerous environment training courses. The fund provides bursaries of up to $2500 to Canadian freelancers. Foreign freelancers doing significant work for Canadian publications are also eligible to apply. The deadline for this annual bursary competition is April 19. Winners will […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer March 20-26

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, publishing, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada:  Student journalist award winners honoured at the Emerge Media Awards [Canadian Magazines] Radio-Canada reporter won’t face harassment charge [CBC] Torstar and Postmedia talked job […]

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2018 Dave Greber Awards open for submissions

Freelance writers, if you’ve focused your work on social justice issues this year, it’s time to apply for the Dave Greber Freelance Writers Awards. The competition opened this week and the submissions deadline is Friday, June 22 at 5 p.m. PST.  The awards honour the memory of Dave Greber, a Calgary-based freelancer who wrote extensively about social […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer March 13-19

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, publishing, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada:  Women journalists and the glass ceiling [J-Source] The 2018 National Magazine Awards Jury [Magazine Awards] Radio-Canada reporter arrested for harassment after requesting interview [Ottawa Citizen] […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer March 6-12

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, publishing, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada:  Canada’s entertainment industry releases collective code of conduct [CBC] CWA Canada scholarships – post-secondary education or training [CMG] Journalism schools can fill the local […]

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Freelancers can learn to thrive in a rapidly changing work environment

by Roberta Staley What is the future for freelance workers in Canada and around the world? The more cynical might ask: do freelancers even have a future? The answer to that is an optimistic and unequivocal “yes,” according to an international panel of speakers who addressed about 150 attendees at the “The Future of Freelance” workshop […]

Posted on March 9, 2018 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT