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 […]

Posted on January 3, 2022 at 10:25 am by editor · 3 Comments · Tagged with: , , ,

2022 Travers Fellowship open for applications

Applications are now open for the 2022 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 December 28, 2021 at 10:10 am by editor · One Comment

‘Taking Care’ survey urgently seeks input from media workers on trauma, mental health

  By Dave Seglins For CWA Canada Racing to the frontlines to report the news of the world’s great triumphs, tragedies and scandals is what makes journalism so thrilling — from conflict zones, to the house fire down the street. But the job can also come at a personal cost to the well-being and mental […]

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CWA Canada, human rights group help journalist escape Afghanistan

By Roberta Staley For CWA Canada   Shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Sept. 23, while heading for the Nangarhar Highway in a hired car, Raihan Tamanna glanced back for the last time at the fading lights of Kabul. The road was empty and the weather good, but numerous Taliban checkpoints lay ahead. Every stop along […]

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CBC Doc Mentorship Program fall deadline

CBC Radio’s Doc Mentorship Program is open for another round of applications. Experienced audio freelancers are invited to submit a pitch to the program by November 20th, 2021. All work must be completed by March 2022. The program, which is also open to all CBC employees, is accepting applications for three different mentorships: the Doc Mentorship […]

Posted on October 26, 2021 at 7:23 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

CFG podcasting webinar now available for streaming

If you’re looking for some professional development now that summer is over, check out the CFG’s library of webinars. The latest one, on podcasting, was recently uploaded for streaming. CFG member and avid podcaster Shauna Rae hosted the webinar back in July. It included a lively Q&A session with Fawnda Mithrush, the program manager of […]

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Canadian Journalism Forum creates new awards for reporting on mental health of young people

The Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma has partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association to offer a new award for journalism that reports on the mental health of young people. The Mindset Award for Reporting on Young People’s Mental Health will be offered annually to celebrate excellence in stories about the mental health […]

Posted on August 16, 2021 at 6:18 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,