AI innovation and education: how to navigate learning and teaching

This article on AI and what it means for education is written by Becky Zimmer, a freelance writer based in Humboldt, Saskatchewan with experience in farm, community, small business and sports reporting. Historically, technological shifts have always disturbed the familiar and usual. According to educational insiders, the technological development in AI is posing the biggest […]

Posted on May 23, 2023 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT

What does AI development mean for journalists?

Artificial intelligence is popping up more and more in the news and on social media feeds as people use it in photo composition, political commentary, and what appears to be either wishful thinking or potential propaganda generation.

Posted on May 1, 2023 at 5:30 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT

Journalism or Content Writing

Journalism or content writing? A journalism grad will spend in the neighbourhood of $50,000 to obtain a degree (then fight tooth and nail to get a foot in the door), content writers can watch a few videos, throw up a five-minute website on Weebly or Wix and be off to the races.

Posted on June 30, 2022 at 9:01 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT

2022 National Magazine Awards Call For Entries

Call for Entries Call for Entries to the 45th annual National Magazine Awards is open. This year, there are 28 categories and nine additional cross-program categories Canadian content creators and magazines can submit their original work to, for the chance to be recognized by Canada’s most prestigious media awards organization. The 2022 NMAs will also feature […]

Posted on January 5, 2022 at 10:38 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT

2021 Travers Fellowship applications open

Applications are now open for the 2021 Travers Fellowship, an international reporting bursary that helps finance foreign reporting projects by Canadian journalists working in any medium. Freelancers, students enrolled in a graduate level journalism or equivalent program, and full-time journalists are welcome to apply for the fellowship, which provides a $25,000 award to cover travel, […]

Posted on January 17, 2021 at 3:30 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Dave Greber Freelance Writers Awards aim to support social justice writing in Canada

Dave Greber could talk about writing for hours on end. The Calgary-based freelancer had an unquenchable enthusiasm for storytelling.   “You could see him come alive discussing writing,” says Dave’s partner, Shirley Dunn.   Twenty years after his death, Greber’s passion lives on in the form of awards for freelancers that Dunn created in his […]

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2020 Forum Freelance Fund training bursary open for applications

Applications are now open for the 2020 Forum Freelance Fund competition. The fund offers bursaries of up to $2500 to help Canadian freelancers pay for hostile environment training. Bursaries must first be applied to course fees with the remainder to be used for travel costs. This year’s application deadline is April 10, 2020. Winners of […]

Posted on March 31, 2020 at 3:33 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Media freedom global pledge comes up short: CWA Canada

A media freedom global pledge that emerged from a London conference is laudable, but doesn’t go far enough, said CWA Canada President Martin O’Hanlon, who attended the July 10-11 gathering. “If you really want to make things better, you’ve got to hit the offenders in the pocket book,” said O’Hanlon. “Do that and things will improve overnight.” […]

Posted on July 16, 2019 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Applications open for 2019 Portenier Human Rights Bursary competition

Applications are now open for the 2019 Portenier Human Rights Bursary competition. Freelance journalists and independent documentary makers with projects that focus on human rights abuses can apply for the bursary, which provides the winner with $3000 to attend hostile environment training. The bursary is offered by the Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma, which also […]

Applications open for the 2019 Forum Freelance Fund hostile environment training bursaries

Applications opened this week for the 2019 Forum Freelance Fund competition. The fund provides bursaries to help Canadian freelancers pay for hostile environment training. The deadline for this annual competition is April 13 2019. Winners of the bursaries (worth up to $2500) will be notified by May 31 and will have up to two months to choose […]

Posted on March 19, 2019 at 10:00 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,