Submissions open for the 2020 National Magazine Awards

If you’re a writer, photographer or illustrator who does freelance work for magazines, it’s time to start thinking about making a submission to the National Magazine Awards. The awards program has 18 writing and visual award categories, including feature writing, investigative reporting, fiction, photography and many more. The gold medal winner in each category receives a […]

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Dalton Camp Award submissions open December 2

If you have thoughts about the link between democracy and the media in Canada, it’s time to start thinking about your entry for the 2020 Dalton Camp Award. Submissions for this year’s contest open on Monday, December 2.  The competition is run by the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting and is open to Canadian citizens and permanent […]

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Vocal Fry Studios hosts podcast events in Toronto

Podcasting is here to stay. All you need as evidence of that is the success of independent podcasting companies such as Toronto’s Vocal Fry Studios. Vocal Fry has a busy couple of weeks ahead with several community and educational events on their calendar, and CMG Freelance is proud to be playing a part in some of them. […]

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TORONTO: PWAC and CMG Freelance Together Again!

CMG Freelance President Don Genova and PWAC President Doreen Pendgracs cordially invite all members of both associations in the Greater Toronto Area to join them at a ‘cross-pollination’ mixer on Wednesday, October 30th. Where: Pogue Mahone Pub and Kitchen, 777 Bay St., Toronto (use the College Street entrance for the pub, just a short walk […]

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Vancouver freelancer fall social night October 23

Summer’s over and the days are getting shorter and chillier, so come and warm up your week with a drink and some freelance camaraderie. Freelancers in the Vancouver area are invited to a social evening on Wednesday, October 23 at Red Racer Taphouse (871 Beatty St.) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  CMG Freelance president Don Genova will be in […]

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Webinar: Covering Provincial Politics

Provincial policy touches every part of Canadian life. Schools, hospitals and police forces rely on provincial governments for funding; employers and landlords have to follow a provincial government’s laws. Join us for a webinar that will introduce journalism students and less experienced reporters to the basics of covering provincial politics. You’ll learn who the key players […]

Posted on August 13, 2019 at 6:00 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Toronto: Remaking Game Work forum July 17

Studio closures, harassment, crunch time, rumblings of unionization – game labour issues currently have unprecedented public profile. Join us at a public forum with game developers, media work researchers, and digital labour activists to discuss working conditions and social inequalities in the video games industry and strategies to improve conditions in digital media. The event […]

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Toronto: Worker Rights in the Gig Economy forum

Workers of all kinds are invited to a forum called “Worker Rights in the Gig Economy” on Wednesday, June 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at New Horizons (1140 Bloor Street at Dufferin). Andrew Cash of the Urban Worker Project is hosting the event, which will include a panel discussion with: • Jan Simpson of CUPW • The Justice […]

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Vancouver freelance mixer June 18

Freelancers in the Vancouver area are invited to a “say hello to summer” get together on Tuesday, June 18 at Red Racer Taphouse (871 Beatty St.) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  CMG Freelance president Don Genova will be in town so if you have any questions about pitching, freelance contracts or other aspects of freelance […]

Posted on June 11, 2019 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Webinar: Covering Provincial Politics

UPDATE: This webinar has been postponed until fall. Stay tuned for more details in a few weeks’ time. Provincial policy touches every part of Canadian life. Schools, hospitals and police forces rely on provincial governments for funding; employers and landlords have to follow a provincial government’s laws. Join us for a webinar that will introduce journalism […]

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