November media mixer in Toronto

Toronto-area freelancers, media workers and students, it’s getting darker and chillier out there, but CWA Canada is holding a social event that will brighten up your November. Come out to Craft Kitchen (410 Adelaide St W, just west of Spadina) on Tuesday, November 20 from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm for a free media mixer with complimentary snacks and drinks. […]

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Class Action Lawsuit A Big Step Toward Fairness For Factual & Reality TV Workers

Claim says hundreds hired improperly, denied pay & benefits TORONTO (Oct. 9, 2018) – The Canadian Media Guild / CWA Canada is welcoming a $35-million class action lawsuit filed by law firm Cavalluzzo on behalf of hundreds of reality and factual TV workers who have worked at Cineflix Canada, which produces such TV shows as Property […]

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Toronto media mixer October 1: Covering Class

Toronto-area media workers, freelancers and journalism students are invited to a free networking event and panel discussion on Monday October 1 at Craft Kitchen (410 Adelaide Street West) from 6 to 9 p.m. The theme of the event is Covering Class: Responsible reporting and barriers in journalism. It will feature a panel discussion with Sara Mojtehedzadeh (Toronto […]

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Associate Members program welcomes new coordinator

Canada’s free union membership program for media students, volunteers, and precarious media workers has a new leader at the helm. CWA Canada’s Associate Members program has brought Nasr Ahmed on board as its new program coordinator. He comes to the role from CBC in Toronto, where he worked for close to six years after starting […]

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Winter Media Mixer February 13 in Toronto

Toronto-area media students and freelancers, you’re invited to a free mixer on Tuesday, February 13 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Watson’s (388 Richmond St W). Enjoy free snacks and drinks as you make connections with your colleagues working in the media. There will be mentors from several media outlets in attendance, including VICE, CBC, Corus Entertainment and […]

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Call for interviews with freelance and contract media workers

Have you worked as a freelance or contract employee in digital journalism in Canada or the United States at any time between 2013 and 2017? Researcher Errol Salamon would like to hear about your experiences for a textbook on labour issues facing media workers in North America. Salamon is a Canadian Media Guild freelance member, postdoctoral researcher/visiting […]

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National Post newsroom announces union drive

TORONTO, ONT.: It has been a year of unprecedented events, of things we once thought were beyond the realm of possibility. A reality television star is president of the United States. Ontario’s liquor control board is planning to sell marijuana. And the National Post is unionizing. As a newspaper that has had a conservative editorial […]

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Journalism Interns: Share Your Experiences

Did you work as a journalism intern in Canada or the United States between 2013 and 2017? Researcher Errol Salamon would like to hear about your experiences for a textbook on labour issues facing media workers in North America. Salamon is the work and labour editor of J-Source, and a visiting research scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. He’s […]

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CWA Canada adopts Canada’s first guidelines on media internships

By Errol Salamon CWA Canada’s National Representative Council unanimously adopted Canada’s first guidelines on educational media internships at the union’s annual meeting in Calgary from April 29-30 to establish fair standards across the media industry. The CWA Canada Associate Members Steering Committee wrote the 15 internship guidelines. The union’s list of priorities includes guaranteed minimum […]

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Advice on finding work and selling your skills from the Beyond Journalism panel

by Jennifer D’Agostino Last week freelance journalists came together at the Page One café to discuss life beyond journalism. The event, put on by CWA Canada and CMG Freelance, saw panelists discuss the importance, in the ever-changing media world, of using journalism skills in careers within and beyond media. Journalists were able to hear advice from a […]

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