WEBINAR: Making the Most of Your Interviews (on any media platform)

For Paul McLaughlin, calling an interview a success comes down to just one thing. “It’s very simple. It’s if I’ve accomplished my goals,” he says. McLaughlin, one of Canada’s most experienced interviewing trainers and author of the book, Asking Questions: The Art of the Media Interview, says knowing what you need is one of the […]

Posted on July 26, 2020 at 9:03 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

WEBINAR: Pitching for Success – Sell That Story!

You have the story. You know you can write it and deliver it. But how to get the editor’s attention—and a green light to proceed? CFG Founding Member Sandra Phinney will take you on a journey down the freelance “pitching for success” path in Pitching for Success – Sell That Story. This workshop will cover: today’s most […]

Posted on June 23, 2020 at 4:26 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

CFG FREE Special Presentation: The Class of Covid-19

The winter session at the University of King’s College School of Journalism in Halifax started normally enough, until the biggest story of the century engulfed the world. By Friday March 13th, all classes were cancelled, access to gear vanished, and the big end-of-semester show that usually caps the JOUR 3005 Mobile Video Journalism Class? Would…could…should […]

Posted on May 12, 2020 at 8:09 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Vancouver freelancer winter social night January 28

Happy New Year, freelancers! We’re celebrating 2020 with a social evening for freelancers in the Vancouver area. Join us on Tuesday, January 28 at the  Red Racer Taphouse (871 Beatty St.) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a drink, some snacks, and a little freelancer camaraderie. Have you set some freelance goals for the new year? Come and hash […]

Posted on January 8, 2020 at 9:00 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Doc Mentorship Program deadline January 6

Audio freelancers, CBC Radio’s Doc Mentorship Program has a winter round of mentorships available this year, and the deadline for applications is January 6, 2020. Experienced audio freelancers are invited to submit a pitch to the program, which is also open to all CBC employees – staff, contract and temps. The program pairs up documentary […]

Posted on December 11, 2019 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

Submissions open for the 2020 National Magazine Awards

If you’re a writer, photographer or illustrator who does freelance work for magazines, it’s time to start thinking about making a submission to the National Magazine Awards. The awards program has 18 writing and visual award categories, including feature writing, investigative reporting, fiction, photography and many more. The gold medal winner in each category receives a […]

Posted on December 3, 2019 at 8:48 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Dalton Camp Award submissions open December 2

If you have thoughts about the link between democracy and the media in Canada, it’s time to start thinking about your entry for the 2020 Dalton Camp Award. Submissions for this year’s contest open on Monday, December 2.  The competition is run by the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting and is open to Canadian citizens and permanent […]

Posted on November 29, 2019 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Vocal Fry Studios hosts podcast events in Toronto

Podcasting is here to stay. All you need as evidence of that is the success of independent podcasting companies such as Toronto’s Vocal Fry Studios. Vocal Fry has a busy couple of weeks ahead with several community and educational events on their calendar, and CMG Freelance is proud to be playing a part in some of them. […]

Posted on October 21, 2019 at 1:00 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

TORONTO: PWAC and CMG Freelance Together Again!

CMG Freelance President Don Genova and PWAC President Doreen Pendgracs cordially invite all members of both associations in the Greater Toronto Area to join them at a ‘cross-pollination’ mixer on Wednesday, October 30th. Where: Pogue Mahone Pub and Kitchen, 777 Bay St., Toronto (use the College Street entrance for the pub, just a short walk […]

Posted on October 15, 2019 at 8:03 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Vancouver freelancer fall social night October 23

Summer’s over and the days are getting shorter and chillier, so come and warm up your week with a drink and some freelance camaraderie. Freelancers in the Vancouver area are invited to a social evening on Wednesday, October 23 at Red Racer Taphouse (871 Beatty St.) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  CMG Freelance president Don Genova will be in […]

Posted on October 3, 2019 at 7:45 pm by editor · One Comment · Tagged with: , ,