‘News’

Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Feb 14-20

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: Canadian news consumers unaware of financial strain on the industry [J-Source] The Healthy Freelancer: Self-Care for the Self-Employed [PWAC Toronto] Canadian freelancers turn to […]

Posted on February 20, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

J-Source wants you to help create a list of the best places to freelance in Canada

Earlier this month, the Columbia Journalism Review ran a great post that surveyed two dozen freelancers about the best outlets to work for. It gives a rundown of six publications that freelancers love, offering specific details about pay and editorial style. Now J-Source editor H.G. Watson wants to create a Canadian version. She put out a […]

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

Looking for a coffee shop to work in? Work Hard Anywhere can help

You probably know the feeling. You’re out in the world, laptop in tow, with some time to spare between appointments. Or maybe you’re on vacation in an unfamiliar city and need a quiet spot where you can get a bit of work done — preferably somewhere with fast wifi, accessible power outlets and good coffee. But if […]

Posted on February 16, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Feb 7-13

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: Ten ways to build a new Canadian media ecosystem [J-Source] Canadian freelancers turn to the US market to secure higher-paying gigs [Magazine Awards] Year-long […]

Posted on February 13, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Jan 31-Feb 6

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: What happens when a mid-sized city loses its last daily newspaper? Guelph, Ontario offers a case study [Nieman Lab] Drawing a line between the […]

Posted on February 6, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Loving the Work Without Working Alone

by Alex Verman   Freelancers are often idealized as isolated entrepreneurs. Working from anywhere at odd hours, freelancers are at liberty to pick our projects and dictate our schedules and build relationships and connections outside of the traditional office environment. Nicole Cohen addresses this idea of the lone wolf writer head-on in her book, Writers’ […]

Posted on February 1, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Jan 24-30

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: Discourse Media plans in-depth reporting on six key issues in Canada with new beat structure [Journalism.co.uk] Six key takeaways from the Public Policy Forum’s […]

Posted on January 30, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Watch the Writers’ Rights discussion in Toronto on Facebook live

If you’re in Toronto, there’s still time to register for tomorrow’s event, Writers’ Rights: Freelance Journalism in a Digital Age. Check out this Eventbrite page to reserve your free ticket. But if you’re elsewhere in the country, you’ll be able to tune in on Facebook to watch part of the event. University of Toronto professor […]

Posted on January 27, 2017 at 3:49 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT

CMG Freelance mourns Keith Maskell, long-time CMG staff member

The Canadian Media Guild is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our brother, friend and colleague Keith Maskell. As a union, we are dedicated to the proposition that work has value and workers are vital. Our mission is rooted in a recognition of the humanness and humanity of workers. We likewise celebrate and […]

Posted on January 26, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

SABEW Canada Best in Business awards application deadline February 16

If you’re a freelance business writer, it’s time to get your application ready for the 2017 SABEW Canada Best in Business awards competition. There are 11 different award categories, including commentary, feature and investigative. Applications are open to SABEW Canada members in good standing. Freelancers even get a break on the entry fee, paying $30 USD […]

Posted on January 25, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,