Associate Members program welcomes new coordinator

Canada’s free union membership program for media students, volunteers, and precarious media workers has a new leader at the helm. CWA Canada’s Associate Members program has brought Nasr Ahmed on board as its new program coordinator. He comes to the role from CBC in Toronto, where he worked for close to six years after starting […]

Posted on August 1, 2018 at 10:06 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Events for freelancers in Halifax May 3

Halifax freelancers, students and media workers, mark your calendars for a couple of great networking and professional development events planned for Wednesday, May 3. First of all, you’re invited to a free information session and lunch from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Dalhousie University Club Great Hall (1 Alumni Crescent). Speakers at the event include journalist […]

Posted on April 25, 2017 at 11:02 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Media Mixer in Toronto April 25th

Toronto freelancers, students and media workers, come out for an evening of networking and information on April 25th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Watson’s (388 Richmond St W). This is a free event hosted by CMG Freelance, CWA Canada Associate Members and the Fairness in Factual TV campaign to explore the subject “Freelancer or Employee? Myths, Facts and […]

Posted on April 19, 2017 at 6:00 am by editor · 2 Comments · Tagged with: , , ,

Media mixer in Ottawa on April 20

Ottawa media workers, students and freelancers: mark your calendars for an exciting evening of mentorship and networking. You’re invited to a media mixer on April 20th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Clocktower Brew Pub (200 Elgin Street). CWA Canada associate members is hosting this event to give media workers a chance to make connections with peers and mentors, […]

Posted on April 11, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Webinar: “How To Go Viral Like A Journalist”

Ever wonder how BuzzFeed finds funny, heartwarming, or enraging viral news before everyone else? The next in our series of professional development webinars will look at how to track down content on social media, how to find the best tools that do the work for you, and how to make sure you’re not falling for a […]

Posted on February 21, 2017 at 9:31 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Digital Media Mixer in Toronto November 22

Freelancers, students and media workers are invited to a mixer in Toronto on Tuesday, November 22nd from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at Watson’s (388 Richmond St. W, Toronto). It’s an opportunity to make connections with peers and mentors working in digital media, and to discuss the changing nature of media work. Mentors for the evening include Erika Tustin, digital […]

Posted on November 10, 2016 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

YWS brings young workers together in solidarity

by Kayla Perry, CWA Canada Associate Membership Coordinator   Between Oct. 23 and 25 over 400 young workers gathered in Ottawa with one purpose: to discuss the employment landscape for emerging young workers in Canada. The workers met at the National Young Workers’ Summit (YWS), hosted by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), an umbrella organization for […]

Posted on November 8, 2016 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

The end of local news? How hedge funds are taking over journalism

by Ranziba Nehrin, CWA Associate Member “Like a slow motion car wreck, you see it time and time again.” That’s how Emilie Rusch described the dangerous new trend of vulture hedge funds destroying local newsrooms. Rusch, a reporter at The Denver Post, spoke last week in Detroit, Michigan at the Communications Workers of America’s 2016 Next Generation Summit. […]

Posted on July 29, 2016 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Advice on finding work and selling your skills from the Beyond Journalism panel

by Jennifer D’Agostino Last week freelance journalists came together at the Page One café to discuss life beyond journalism. The event, put on by CWA Canada and CMG Freelance, saw panelists discuss the importance, in the ever-changing media world, of using journalism skills in careers within and beyond media. Journalists were able to hear advice from a […]

Posted on June 10, 2016 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , , ,

Unpaid Internships: A People’s History

by Sara Tatelman    When Ross Perlin told his grandparents about his first internship, they thought he was becoming  a doctor. And fair enough—until the 1970s, the word “intern” primarily referred to freshly minted MDs practicing under supervision. And they were always paid. Perlin, author of Intern Nation: How To Earn Nothing and Learn Little […]

Posted on March 22, 2016 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,