Webinar: “The Savvy Freelancer’s Guide to Contract Negotiation”

Negotiating contracts is one of the most challenging parts of freelancing. To help you out with that, CMG Freelance has planned a webinar called “The Savvy Freelancer’s Guide to Contract Negotiation.” It’s scheduled for Wednesday, February 15 at 6 PM EST and will be led by author and freelance writer Ann Douglas. Negotiating a writing contract doesn’t have to […]

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Panel discussion to launch Journalism in Crisis book February 9 in Toronto

Toronto journalists and freelancers, mark your calendars for next Thursday, February 9 at 5:30 p.m. for “The Future of Journalism in the Canadian News Media Ecology,” a free panel discussion and reception to launch the book Journalism in Crisis: Bridging Theory and Practice for Democratic Media Strategies in Canada.  Panel speakers include Ed Greenspon (Public Policy Forum, […]

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Writers’ Rights event in Toronto January 28

An optimistic view of the state of freelance journalism is a rare thing these days. But author and University of Toronto professor Nicole Cohen has one. She says that although it can be hard to stay positive in the face of challenging conditions for freelance workers, her research has demonstrated that there are some reasons to be hopeful. Cohen’s new book, […]

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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 […]

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Toronto freelance mixer on November 2nd

Toronto-area freelancers, come and join CMG Freelance for a casual meet-up this week, on November 2nd from 6 to 8 pm at Bar Wellington at 520 Wellington Street West in downtown Toronto. We’ve got an upstairs room booked for the event. CMG Freelance members and potential members are all welcome. We’d like to meet you and hear […]

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Vancouver members: Enter to win a ticket to the Green Jobs BC Conference media workshop

Interested in learning how to report on the green economy? Enter to win one of four tickets to the media workshop at the upcoming Green Jobs BC conference, scheduled for November 24th from 9:00am to 12:30pm at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster, BC. CMG Freelance and CWA Associate Members are invited to email freelance@cmg.ca by next Friday, […]

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Social media webinar for members October 27th

Need to improve your social media skills? CMG Freelance and CWA Canada Associate Members are invited to a free webinar led by Elamin Abdelmahmoud, the social media editor at Buzzfeed Canada. Register here for the workshop, which is scheduled for Thursday, October 27th from 6 to 7 p.m. ET. After you register, you’ll be sent […]

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Freelancer meet-up in Vancouver on October 3

Vancouver-area freelancers, come and meet some colleagues for a freelancers’ social night on Monday October 3rd at 6 p.m. at Central City Brewing (871 Beatty St).  CMG Freelance members and non-members are all welcome. Join us for an evening of conversation, commiseration and celebration of the freelance lifestyle. We’ll even have door prizes! You could win one of our […]

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Victoria Freelancers: Register for our Perfect Pitch workshop

Victoria-area freelancers, CMG Freelance has a professional development opportunity coming your way next month. Every freelancer — whether new or experienced — can use some pitching practice. So join us for The Perfect Pitch, our day-long workshop on pitching. It’s scheduled for October 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Fisgard Street Forum (845 Fisgard Street). You’ll learn how […]

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Webinar for Members: Media Reporting on Sexual Violence in Canada

CMG Freelance and CWA Canada Associate Members are invited to a webinar exploring the challenges of reporting on sexual assault. The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, September 22nd at 6 p.m. Eastern Time. It’s being presented by femifesto, a Toronto-based collective focused on sexual violence and consent. The webinar will use case studies to explore responsible reporting on sexual […]

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