CFG’s first Annual General Meeting scheduled for November 28, 2020

NOTE: This event has been postponed. The post will be updated with a new date when one has been set. In early February of this year members of the PWAC and CMG Freelance executives gathered in Toronto and over just two days hammered out the framework for what has become the Canadian Freelance Guild. Ten […]

Posted on November 10, 2020 at 8:00 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Nonfiction Book Publishing: Tales from the Trenches

CFG and King’s College present: Nonfiction Book Publishing: Tales from the Trenches Sunday, November 15 from 3 pm Eastern Time on Zoom Join Karen Stiller, Tyler LeBlanc, Christian Smith, Catherine Fogarty and Leslie Marion as they share their experiences as recent first-time nonfiction book authors. They’ll offer thoughts and lessons learned on all aspects of […]

Posted on October 7, 2020 at 7:00 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

CBC Doc Mentorship Program deadline October 16

CBC Radio’s Doc Mentorship Program is once again open for pitches this fall. 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 is accepting applications for three different mentorships: the Doc Mentorship program,  The Current’s Advanced Doc Maker program and […]

Posted on September 24, 2020 at 7:00 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

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: , ,