‘News’

Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer April 11-18

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 the sale of 27 newspapers to the Chronicle Herald will mean for Atlantic Canada [J-Source] It’s past time to protect the ‘precariat’ [Toronto […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer April 4-10

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: Toronto’s “gig economy” fueled by young workers starved for choice [Toronto Star] IAF calls on Canada to protect its cultural workers by repairing copyright […]

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Hey, CBC Freelancers, You’re Getting A Raise!

By Don Genova, CMG Freelance Branch President Journalists who contribute to the CBC on a freelance basis are now subject to new minimum rates as of April 1, 2017. The Canadian Media Guild and CBC have agreed to a 1.5% across-the-board increase in rates contained in the collective agreement. This means the rates have risen […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Mar 28-April 3

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: Finalists announced for Magazine Grands Prix awards [Canadian Magazines] Opinion: ‘Nationalize’ Postmedia? That’s just the first step [J-Source] Quebec Budget 2017: Newspapers to get […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Mar 21-27

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: Here is who was laid off at the Vancouver Sun and The Province [J-Source] New Trail, Canadian Rockies Annual, Avenue Magazine top winners at […]

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2017 Forum Freelance Fund applications open

The Forum Freelance Fund provides bursaries for Canadian freelancers to attend dangerous environment training courses. Applications are now open for the 2017 bursary program. 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 15. Winners […]

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

CMG Freelance member wins RNAO media award

CMG Freelance member Alison Motluk has won an award from the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario for her story Ottawa family sues fertility doctor for use of wrong sperm — his own, which aired last November on CBC Radio’s The Current. RNAO’s annual media awards recognize outstanding journalism that contributes to a better understanding of nursing and health-care […]

Posted on March 21, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT

Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Mar 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: Free expression organizations protest charges against reporter [J-Source] Lessons from a little English newsroom [J-Source] Understanding history central to effective political coverage of Indigenous communities […]

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2017 Dave Greber Freelance Writers Awards Open for Submissions

After taking a break in 2016, the Dave Greber Freelance Writers Awards are back this year. Submissions for the 2017 awards opened this week. Created in 2004 in the memory of freelance writer Dave Greber, the awards are given to writers of social justice-related non-fiction. There are two awards — one for books and one for magazines. The book award […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Mar 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: Postmedia plans to lay-off 54 staff at Vancouver Sun and The Province [J-Source] Postmedia cuts non-unionized staff benefits [J-Source] Journalist Facing Criminal Charges For […]

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