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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer June 12-18

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada:  Trust in the news is substantially up in Canada, new report finds [J-Source] Copyright in Canada Today [Alberta Magazines] Here’s who was laid off […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer June 5-11

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada:  Black Press to print Calgary Sun; 52 Postmedia positions to be eliminated [CTV News] How youth activism is kicking unpaid internships to the curb […]

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Largest-ever freelance delegation attends 2018 CMG convention

Last month the largest-ever delegation of freelancers came together to represent CMG Freelance at the Canadian Media Guild’s 2018 biennial convention in Toronto. Approximately 175 people from 11 branches of the union — including CBC, Thomson Reuters, VICE Canada, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network and Canadian Press — attended the convention from May 25 to 27 at […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer May 29-June 4

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada:  Announcing the winners of the 41st annual National Magazine Awards [Magazine Awards] How to succeed in digital journalism from the DPAs Emerging Excellence finalists […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer May 23-28

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada:  Bloggers and commenters fund a journalism fellowship on behalf of one of their own [J-Source] Media Union Condemns Attempted Intimidation of VICE Journalists [CMG] […]

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2018 Portenier Human Rights Bursary competition open for applications

Applications are now open for the 2018 Portenier Human Rights Bursary competition. Freelance journalists and independent documentary makers working on projects that focus on human rights abuses can apply for the bursary, which provides the winner with $3000 to attend hostile environment training. The bursary is offered by the Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma, which […]

Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer May 15-22

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada:  2018 Indigenous Voices Awards finalists [Indigenous Voices Award] We shouldn’t allow online hate to silence diverse voices [J-Source] Giving readers a stake in the […]

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Freelancers gearing up for 2018 CMG convention

CMG Freelance is gearing up to take part in the Canadian Media Guild’s 2018 biennial convention on May 25, 26 and 27 in Toronto. Every two years a large group of CMG members meets at the convention to discuss the needs and priorities of the union. Freelance branch members who’ll attend this year’s convention include […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer May 8-14

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada:  Vocal Fry Studios aims to create an inclusive podcast space [J-Source] Inside the Toronto Star’s bold plan to save itself [The Walrus] La Presse […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer May 1-7

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada:  There are fewer journalists in Canada than 15 years ago — but not as few as you might think [J-Source] Journalist charged in criminal, […]

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