Chronicle Herald agreement ratified, ending 18-month strike

Striking workers at the Halifax Chronicle Herald ratified an agreement with their employer today, ending a strike that has stretched on for over 18 months. The Halifax Typographical Union, which represents the striking workers, announced that members voted 94 percent in favour of accepting the agreement. It was reached after two days of mediation led by a government-appointed […]

Posted on August 10, 2017 at 2:38 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

Free spaces in Toronto podcasting program available to CMG Freelance members

CMG Freelance is pleased to offer four free spaces in an upcoming Camp Tech Intro to Podcasting Program in Toronto. On Saturday, August 12th, professional podcast producer JP Davidson will lead you through this 6-hour workshop, complete with audio recording and editing exercises and information on how to publish your podcast once it’s complete. For more details […]

Posted on July 19, 2017 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

CMG Freelance compiling a freelance contract tips sheet

When it comes to contracts, if you’re not sure what they mean, ask for help. Ask your colleagues. Ask the CMG. Use the ‘Lancer email list or the Story Board Facebook group to ask around for someone who has signed (or read but not signed) a contract for the place you’re hoping to work for. […]

Posted on April 25, 2017 at 11:19 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Events for freelancers in Halifax May 3

Halifax freelancers, students and media workers, mark your calendars for a couple of great networking and professional development events planned for Wednesday, May 3. First of all, you’re invited to a free information session and lunch from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Dalhousie University Club Great Hall (1 Alumni Crescent). Speakers at the event include journalist […]

Posted on April 25, 2017 at 11:02 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Urban Worker Skillshare April 29 in Toronto

If you’re in the Toronto area, come and join CMG Freelance and the Urban Worker Project for a day-long workshop and after party for freelance and contract workers. It’s happening on Saturday, April 29th from 9:30 to 6 p.m. at Story Arts Centre, Centennial College (951 Carlaw Avenue). It’s an opportunity for freelancers to get together, network and share resources. There […]

Posted on April 21, 2017 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

Media Mixer in Toronto April 25th

Toronto freelancers, students and media workers, come out for an evening of networking and information on April 25th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Watson’s (388 Richmond St W). This is a free event hosted by CMG Freelance, CWA Canada Associate Members and the Fairness in Factual TV campaign to explore the subject “Freelancer or Employee? Myths, Facts and […]

Posted on April 19, 2017 at 6:00 am by editor · 2 Comments · Tagged with: , , ,

Freelance Skillshare and Community Building Opportunities

by Amanda Maxwell Considering the freelance route, jumping from the nine-to-five into the freedom of midnight keyboard sessions in your PJs? Terrified but excited, and not sure where to go for information? While there are a lot of resources out there, they’re mostly online with very little of the personal touch. If you don’t know many […]

Posted on April 13, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Media mixer in Ottawa on April 20

Ottawa media workers, students and freelancers: mark your calendars for an exciting evening of mentorship and networking. You’re invited to a media mixer on April 20th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Clocktower Brew Pub (200 Elgin Street). CWA Canada associate members is hosting this event to give media workers a chance to make connections with peers and mentors, […]

Posted on April 11, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Webinar: Cyber Security for Journalists

CMG Freelance is hosting a webinar called Cyber Security for Journalists on Tuesday, April 11 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The webinar will focus on tangible and easy steps reporters can take to secure their everyday activities online and off. It will cover some of the best apps to use for communication, setting up PGP encryption, and […]

Posted on April 7, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

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 […]

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