CMG Freelance social media workshop April 1 in Vancouver

Vancouver freelancers, get ready for a day-long workshop that will help you boost your social media skills in ways that will grow your influence and help you find new opportunities and potential clients. Don’t Fool Around! Learn the Right Way to Use Social Media is scheduled for Saturday, April 1st from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Vancouver […]

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

Alberta Publishing company and CEO Ruth Kelly leave their freelance content creators shivering through the winter – Hire now; pay much, much later

Edmonton, February 22, 2017 – Venture Publishing Inc. of Edmonton and its CEO Ruth Kelly have developed a disturbing business model when it comes to paying the freelance contributors hired to create articles, photos, and illustrations for the various magazines the company produces, such as Alberta Venture, Alberta Oil, and Heroes on behalf of the […]

Posted on February 22, 2017 at 8:00 am by editor · 3 Comments · Tagged with: , , , ,

Webinar: “How To Go Viral Like A Journalist”

Ever wonder how BuzzFeed finds funny, heartwarming, or enraging viral news before everyone else? The next in our series of professional development webinars will look at how to track down content on social media, how to find the best tools that do the work for you, and how to make sure you’re not falling for a […]

Posted on February 21, 2017 at 9:31 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: , ,

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: ,

Newsroom staff and freelancers mark one-year anniversary of the start of the Chronicle Herald strike

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the beginning of the strike at Halifax’s Chronicle Herald newspaper. The 55 members of the Halifax Typographical Union have been on strike since January 23rd, 2016 over the company’s plan to cut wages and newsroom positions and increase working hours. Shortly after the strike began, the striking journalists launched an online news […]

Posted on January 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

Member survey: What social media training do you need?

CMG Freelance is planning a day-long social media workshop in Vancouver with Katt Stearns, recipient of the 2015 Canadian Digital Marketer of the Year Award. Katt can help you focus your social media energies in the most efficient way possible. But we want to know what you really need help with the most…and if you’d come to our workshop in March! […]

Posted on January 12, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Webinar for members January 18: “Inbox Zero”

How many emails are piled up in your inbox right now? Hundreds? Thousands? Is it stressing you out? Want to do something about it? Our next webinar for members is just what you need. Scheduled forWednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 6pm ET, “Inbox Zero” will be presented by tech writer Luigi Benetton. Luigi will explain the concept […]

Posted on December 20, 2016 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Webinar for members: How to pitch to The Doc Project

Radio freelancers, CMG Freelance is running a webinar with CBC’s Tanya Springer this week that will teach you how to pitch your documentary idea to The Doc Project. Click here to register for the event and mark your calendars for Wednesday November 23rd at 6 p.m. Eastern Time. If you can’t attend live, register anyway and you’ll be […]

Posted on November 21, 2016 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Digital Media Mixer in Toronto November 22

Freelancers, students and media workers are invited to a mixer in Toronto on Tuesday, November 22nd from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at Watson’s (388 Richmond St. W, Toronto). It’s an opportunity to make connections with peers and mentors working in digital media, and to discuss the changing nature of media work. Mentors for the evening include Erika Tustin, digital […]

Posted on November 10, 2016 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,