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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Aug 14-20

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: Will people pay for hyper-local news? [J-Source] Rogers seeks buyer for magazine assets [Globe and Mail] Bell Media signs new long-term broadcast agreement with […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Aug 8-13

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: CBC Ombudsman: Twitter Turmoil [J-Source] Supreme Court will hear Radio-Canada appeal on revealing anonymous sources [CBC] Take the J-Source survey on gender diversity in […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer July 31-Aug 7

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: Journalism programs struggle to adapt to changing times [J-Source] Working Media Podcast: Eternity Martis [J-Source] SABEW shucks “American” and emphasizes a new, global focus […]

Posted on August 7, 2018 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Mid-Summer Salvo from CMG Freelance President Don Genova

As freelancers wend our way through summer I hope everyone has some sort of opportunity to take time for yourself and not your clients. I know, I know, freelancers never take vacation! But seriously, for your physical and mental health, take a break. While you’re resting, just a few items to bring you up to […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer July 24-30

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: New documentary will look at state of Canadian journalism industry [J-Source] Stories North course brings journalism students to Yukon [J-Source] Great Canadian Longform is curating […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer July 17-23

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: National Observer aiming to raise $1 million to build audience [J-Source] Can reporting on vulnerable people do more harm than good? [J-Source] Trust in local […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer July 10-16

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: Public broadcasting, private boardrooms: Inside the push to put workers on CBC’s board of directors [J-Source] Vice Canada hit with round of layoffs [J-Source] […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer July 4-9

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: The Discourse hosts series of workshops to improve coverage of refugee stories [J-Source] CMG Freelance members gain access to National NewsMedia Council support [CWA Canada] Globe […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer June 26-July 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: Torstar cutting 11 full-time, 10 part-time staff at StarMetro in Toronto [Globe and Mail] Journalism organizations condemn criminal charges against two community journalists [J-Source] […]

Posted on July 3, 2018 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

CMG Freelance members gain access to National NewsMedia Council support

As part of a new agreement between the two organizations, CMG Freelance members are now able to access the National NewsMedia Council’s pre-publication support and ethics advice. The council is offering consulting and support via phone or email to freelance journalists who need ethical advice on sensitive stories. The council was established in 2015 as […]

Posted on June 28, 2018 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,