Bargaining on CBC freelance issues underway

In November members of the CMG freelance bargaining subcommittee met with CBC management to begin negotiations on provisions for freelancers in the CMG-CBC collective agreement, which expires March 31, 2019.  The major issues under discussion are  – the proper use of contracts including:        – the appropriate use of the different categories    […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Nov 27-Dec 3

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: Supreme Court ruling a ‘blow to press freedom’; media union vows to fight on [CWA Canada] Digital democracy project to examine online disinformation [J-Source] […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Nov 20-26

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: What does the feds’ $595M journalism package mean for news innovation? [The Discourse] Here’s what the journalism industry has to say about Morneau’s $600-million […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Nov 13-19

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: Canada’s authors struggle to make ends meet, says study [CBC] Crucial “catch-up” round of contract talks underway at CBC [CWA Canada] How The Discourse […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Nov 6-12

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: Announcing the NMA: B2B Awards [National Magazine Awards] Reporting on Indigenous Issues? Heed Angela Sterritt’s Top Five Tips [Ryerson Review] 4 Ontario Postmedia newspapers […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Oct 30-Nov 5

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: Make Your Non-Fiction Book a Reality [PWAC Toronto] Categories Announced for the 42nd National Magazine Awards [Magazine Awards] Journalism While Brown and When to […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Oct 23-29

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: Postmedia continues its downward spiral [National Observer] Journalists need to understand the impact they have on others [J-Source] Community newspapers now eligible to compete […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Oct 16-22

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: Treat stories about suicide with dignity and compassion [J-Source] Call for Judges: 42nd National Magazine Awards [Magazine Awards] Can Canada’s artistic middle class be […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Oct 10-15

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: Alberta Government Invests in the Province’s Magazine Industry [Magazines Canada] What it’s like to earn a living freelance writing in Canada [J-Source] Alberta announces […]

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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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