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Freelancers’ concerns highlighted at Democracy Project journalism summit

by Rachel Sanders  Journalists from across North America gathered in Banff last month to discuss the importance of deeply researched journalism in the era of alt-facts. And at panel discussions populated by major publishers and established journalists, freelancers made themselves heard. The Democracy Project journalism summit happened at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity on […]

Posted on November 22, 2017 at 12:43 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT

Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Nov 15-20

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:  Union accuses Corus of punishing newly unionized workers [iPolitics] Canadian Hillman Prize now accepting submissions [J-Source] Canadian Online Publishing Awards announced [Canadian Magazines] What […]

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New webinars posted for members on CMG Freelance website

We’ve been inviting non-members to watch our CMG Freelance webinar series recently. But members get an extra benefit: access to archived webinars. That means you can watch them at your convenience whenever you like. We’ve posted a few new ones recently in the members section of the CMG Freelance website. The most recent webinars include one […]

Posted on November 16, 2017 at 11:15 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Want to make the most of Lynda.com? Check out their tutorials

Membership in CMG Freelance comes with a lot of great benefits. One of them is access to Lynda.com, a huge online library of training videos and tutorials. Lynda has thousands of courses on dozens of subjects, from tutorials in creative fields such as graphic design, web design and photography, to videos on business management skills, […]

Posted on November 15, 2017 at 8:47 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT

Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Nov 7-14

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:  Big stories from small places [J-Source] Here’s the future of profitable public service journalism in Canada [Discourse Media] CMG launches petition on behalf of […]

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2017 Ali Mustafa Memorial Award for freelance photojournalists open for applications

Freelance photojournalists are invited to apply for the 2017 Ali Mustafa Memorial Award for People’s Journalism. The award is granted to young photojournalists in honour of Ali Mustafa, a Canadian freelance photographer killed in Aleppo, Syria in 2014. Applications for this year’s award close on December 15, 2017. Mustafa’s work had been featured in The Guardian, Le Nouvel […]

Free tuition to Sole Prop School for CMG Freelance members

Whether you’re a writer, a designer, an artist or a photographer, your creative work probably brings you a lot of joy. The bookkeeping and tax-filing side of your business, on the other hand… probably not so much. The New School of Finance can help. The company provides fee-only financial planning services and resources to help people get […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Oct 31-Nov 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:  National Magazine Awards and Magazine Grands Prix to merge [J-Source] The National Media Awards Foundation and Magazines Canada have merged their awards programs [Canadian […]

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

Critic says new Globe and Mail freelance contract isn’t fair to writers

by Mitchell Thompson The Globe and Mail has received criticism for a revamped freelance contract that one critic says doesn’t treat authors fairly. Content Writers Group — formerly known as the Canadian Writers Group — founder Derek Finkle said the provisions in the Globe’s “amended and restated” freelance contract take away rights freelancers previously retained, with […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Oct 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:  Stronger together: How journalists can collaborate [J-Source] CBC Short Story Prize juror Kevin Hardcastle’s 5 rules for writing [CBC Books] Government should not be picking […]

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