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

The Born Freelancer on Daily Structure

This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments. The Born Freelancer on Daily Structure Perhaps the greatest advantage of freelancing is that our time is our own. It is the […]

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2022 Dave Greber Freelance Writers Awards open for submissions

Freelancers who write about social justice issues, the 2022 Dave Greber Freelance Writers Awards is now open for submissions.

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Off the wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer February 2022

We’ve gathered a few stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a freelance focus—and share them in Off the Wire.

Posted on February 22, 2022 at 7:17 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT

Webinar: Tax Time for Freelancers

From the moment the clock ticked midnight on December 31st your financial affairs, for the most part, of 2021, came to an end. All the receipts and bills and invoices you’ve been throwing into the big shoebox (or however you track your finances) are basically done for the year and it’s time to start the […]

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Canadaland Union ratify first collective agreement with Canadaland

On Thursday, January 20, staff at Canadaland voted unanimously to ratify a collective agreement after a year of bargaining, CWA Canada reported.

Posted on January 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT

Canadian Freelance Guild announces Winter 2022 Webinar Schedule

The Canadian Freelance Guild is pleased to announce its Winter 2022 webinar schedule. You’ve missed the first one, but it is now available for purchase (just $10) in the CFG Video-On-Demand portal.  The first webinar was Managing Your Social Media Expectations, with Rebecca Coleman.                       […]

Posted on January 17, 2022 at 1:24 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

A note from the departing Story Board editor

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly a decade, but I became the editor of Story Board in July of 2012. I was fully freelance at that point, fitting writing assignments in between snack time, loads of laundry, school drop-offs, and all of the other work involved in raising two small children. Now, after nearly […]

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