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 · LEAVE A 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 […]

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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 […]

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How To Connect In Business Webinar Now Online

Nicholas Boothman already dazzled some of you at the end of June with many helpful tips to use while connecting with new clients or networking opportunities. He shared how to use the ABCs of face-to-face communication: Attitude, Body-language, Conversation, Communication and Convincing, to create instant connections, gain confidence, make friends, ace interviews, and get people […]

Posted on July 21, 2021 at 1:59 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT

2021 Rory Peck Awards open for submissions

Freelance video journalists living anywhere in the world can now submit their work for the 2021 Rory Peck Awards. The awards come with a cash prize and focus on international news and current affairs, with one category dedicated specifically to local journalists and field producers. Work submitted must have been broadcast in the past year. […]

Posted on July 14, 2021 at 4:04 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT

CFG election results

After the poll closed last night, Sunday May 9th, the following result has been certified by the Election Committee. Lisa Caroglanian Dorazio has been elected as the Director – Membership Management and Recruitment. Thanks to all who voted, the candidates, and to all members for your patience in the process undertaken to elect this position […]

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The CFG poll is now open

CFG members in good standing may now cast their ballots in the CFG election for Director-at-Large (Membership). The poll will close at 11:59pm Eastern Time, Sunday, May 9th. To read more about the candidates and view their introductory videos, click here.

Posted on May 7, 2021 at 3:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT