Canadian Freelance Guild progress update

One month ago we launched our new association, the Canadian Freelance Guild. Since that time we’ve been busy creating resources for our members and looking for new ways to help self-employed creators during this difficult time. Here’s an update on what we’ve been up to. • The CFG Job Bank for members is now live! […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Feb 11-18

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From around the web: Everything you need to know to start marketing yourself today [Freelancers Union] Dead, Dying, Or Evolving? Making It In The Changing World […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Feb 4-10

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From around the web: Tips for juggling writing and parenting [The Writer] Why I freelance: wealth and status weren’t worth my life [The Freelancer] Is the […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Jan 28-Feb 3

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From around the web: The power of the self-imposed deadline [Poynter] New Freelancers Union Head Plans To Prioritize Gig Worker Legislation [Forbes] CBC union urges caution […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Jan 21-27

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From around the web: How to safeguard your mental health as a journalist [Journo Resources] Local news outlets can fill the media trust gap – but […]

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Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award open for entries

Canadian photojournalists with less than five years of experience can now apply for the annual Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award. This six-week paid internship at The Canadian Press head office in Toronto will take place between April and September 2020. Students, freelance photographers and photographers employed at regional or non-daily publications are all eligible to apply. The successful applicant […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Jan 14-20

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From around the web: Merger of 2 groups of independents gives birth to Canadian Freelance Guild [CWA Canada] From the Front Lines: How to make Twitter work […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Jan 7-13

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From around the web: How to do solutions journalism in a time crunch [Journalism.co.uk] Lessons for Freelance Writers [The Writer] 20 Powerful Tips to Get New […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Dec 24-Jan 6

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From around the web: Flabby writing? Try these 7 tips for toning and trimming text [PR Daily] Tip: How to network at events [Journalism.co.uk] New year, […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Dec 17-23

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From around the web: National Observer Staff File To Unionize with CMG / CWA Canada [CWA Canada] Judge says mischief charge against journalist who covered Muskrat […]

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