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National Magazine Awards Foundation announces new categories, Freelancer Support Fund

The National Magazine Awards Foundation announced a revamped set of categories last week that are designed to increase the value and prestige of the awards. There are 25 categories this year, including 14 writing awards and 7 visual awards. Instead of focusing on subject matter, the new categories are defined by form. They include such categories as long-form […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Nov 29-Dec 5

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: Opinion: Furor over CBC’s opinion section is a tempest in an inkpot [J-Source] Kellie Leitch Forgets to Buy Canadian Domain, Promptly Gets Trolled [Vice] […]

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Health insurance for freelancers through the Writers’ Coalition Program

Need personal health insurance? Membership in CMG Freelance comes with access to the Writers’ Coalition Program — an affordable health insurance program offered by the not-for-profit insurer AFBS. And accessing the program has become even easier this month with a few updates to the Writers’ Coalition Program website. The Writers’ Coalition Program is designed to help writers […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Nov 22-28

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: Inside the Chronicle Herald’s ongoing strike [This Magazine] Union demands five Postmedia execs return $2.3M in bonuses [Toronto Star] Viewing the CBC as a public good […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Nov 15-21

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 outlet aims to shake up local journalism by only sourcing stories from its members [Journalism.co.uk] Democracy and the decline of newspapers [J-Source] […]

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

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: Winners of the Canadian Online Publishing Awards announced [J-Source] Publication ban charge against Halifax’s Frank Magazine dismissed [J-Source] 2017 Alberta Magazine Awards open for […]

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YWS brings young workers together in solidarity

by Kayla Perry, CWA Canada Associate Membership Coordinator   Between Oct. 23 and 25 over 400 young workers gathered in Ottawa with one purpose: to discuss the employment landscape for emerging young workers in Canada. The workers met at the National Young Workers’ Summit (YWS), hosted by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), an umbrella organization for […]

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

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: Alberta Magazines: How to Pitch & Pitchfest [AMPA] 6 reporters spied on by Quebec provincial police [J-Source] La Presse says Montreal police tracked journalist’s […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Oct 25-31

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: Media and rights groups win right to intervene in Vice-RCMP fight [Globe and Mail] Black Press launches a new Vancouver Island wide daily newspaper […]

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New York City “Freelance Isn’t Free” Act passes

In a landmark victory, New York City Council has voted to protect freelancers against client nonpayment. The Freelance Isn’t Free bill was spearheaded by the Freelancers Union and passed today after a year-long campaign. It requires clients to use contracts for freelance work, allows freelancers to file complaints with the Department of Labor Standards against non-paying clients, and […]

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