Pain and possibilities abound for journalists in the digital age

NASH 79 features several female journalists sharing stories of abuse on social media By Steve Cornwell As the print-heavy side of newspaper industry continues to shed jobs and shut down newsrooms, conversations about how journalism will look and survive in an increasingly digital age are thriving. At the Canadian University Press’s national student journalism conference […]

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Online Q&A for emerging media workers

Journalism students and other emerging media workers should be sure to tune in next Tuesday to an online Q&A session organized by the Canadian University Press and CWA Canada. “Getting Hired! A Q&A for media workers” is scheduled for Tuesday September 16 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The live chat with Käthe Lemon (Editor in Chief of Avenue […]

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CUP’s fundraising campaign underway

The Canadian University Press’s fundraising campaign is underway, but the national campus newspaper co-operative still has a long way to go before it reaches its $50,000 goal. Last week, CUP launched an indiegogo campaign to raise money to help it through a financial crisis that’s threatening the 76-year-old organization’s continued existence. CUP President Erin Hudson says the […]

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Omar Mouallem advises budding freelancers at NASH

by Allison Leonard   “There is a science to pitching freelance magazine articles,” said Omar Mouallem, a freelance magazine writer and editor who has contributed to publications including the Globe and Mail, The Walrus and Alberta Views. Last weekend, Mouallem spoke to delegates at the Canadian University Press’s annual national conference, NASH 76, in Edmonton.  […]

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Writing Our Stories: The Experiences of Women and Queer Journalists

By Ljudmila Petrovic and Angela Espinoza On April 3, the Canadian University Press and CWA joined forces to organize a panel discussion in Vancouver to explore the experiences of queer and women journalists.   The speakers • Tina House, a video journalist for APTN, spoke of working in a bar and absolutely hating it, knowing […]

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Tips on freelancing abroad from NASH 75

  by H.G. Watson Everyone has the image in their head of the glamorous foreign correspondent, working out of busy bureau and going for after work drinks at a smoke filled expat club. But as international news agencies close or make deep cuts to their international bureaus, working internationally has become more difficult for Canadians. But […]

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Erin Millar offers young freelancers advice at NASH

by H.G. Watson   Freelancing takes guts.  It’s intimidating to approach someone you don’t know and ask them to pay you to write. What if they say no? Or worst of all, don’t even respond to your carefully crafted pitch? Yet getting your foot in the door at any publication means getting over your fear. […]

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Taking the “free” out of freelancing

by  Suzanne Bowness How many people here are thinking about going the freelance route at some point in your writing careers? My first question is met with a few raised hands, maybe a third of the room. I’m speaking on a panel called “Taking the ‘free’ out of freelancing,” organized by CWA Canada and Canadian […]

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Adjudicators wanted for CUP’s John H. McDonald Journalism Awards

The Canadian University Press is on the hunt for adjudicators for their 2013 “Johnnies” — awards given for excellence in student reporting across the country.  There are 3 adjudicators for each of 13 awards categories. CUP is still looking for judges for news, sports, arts and culture, diversity, labour, opinion, french news, french sports, french arts and […]

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