5 Snapshot Tips from a Master Photographer

by Don Genova   The digital age has made taking a photo almost as easy as taking a breath. We shoot from our phones, our tablets, our webcams, and yes, sometimes we even use an actual camera. But freelance journalists and photographers need to produce photos that sell, photos that stand out from the other […]

Posted on November 27, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Visual Journalism Master Class with John Lehmann Nov. 21 in Vancouver

Vancouver-area freelancers, if you’re looking to improve your photography skills check out The Tyee’s upcoming Master Class with Globe and Mail staff photographer John Lehmann. Lehmann is one of Canada’s top photojournalists — he was named Canadian photojournalist of the year in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Lehmann’s Master Class is intended for people who already understand the fundamentals of photography […]

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John Vaillant on high-impact non-fiction writing

by Rachel Sanders Master storyteller John Vaillant delivered a highly concentrated dose of non-fiction writing advice last weekend at a day-long workshop in Vancouver that was part of The Tyee’s fall Master Class series. The author of the award-winning and bestselling books The Golden Spruce and The Tiger took an intense dive into the processes and narrative techniques necessary to create stories that grab […]

Posted on October 7, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · 2 Comments · Tagged with: , , , , ,

Freelancer’s Survival Guide Master Class next weekend in Vancouver

If you live in the Vancouver area and are new to freelancing, there’s a crash course coming up this weekend that will teach you everything you need to know to set yourself up as an independent creative worker. Award-winning freelance food and travel journalist (and CMG Freelance Branch president) Don Genova is leading this day-long seminar, called […]

Posted on September 29, 2015 at 3:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

New Tyee Master Class series includes CMG Freelance-sponsored courses

Vancouver publisher The Tyee has just announced their fall Master Class series and many of the eight upcoming courses will be of great interest to freelancers. CMG Freelance is sponsoring three of the courses, and is offering CMG Freelance members a $50 discount on the $200 registration fee. Non-members will have the option of signing up for a one-year […]

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CMG Freelance to sponsor Tyee MasterClass on The Art of Crowdfunding

CMG Freelance is teaming up with The Tyee to sponsor a MasterClass on crowdfunding that’s scheduled for Saturday, May 30th. in Vancouver. The workshop, called The Art of Crowdfunding, will be taught by filmmaker and media activist Ian MacKenzie (Occupy Love, Sacred Economics). It promises to “demystify the world of crowdfunding” and offer specific strategies for a […]

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 11:40 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Tyee Master Class in Vancouver: Creativity in the Digital Age

Vancouver freelancers, The Tyee is beginning a new series of Master Classes and there’s one this weekend that will be of interest to writers of all kinds. Creativity in the Digital Age will see copyright lawyer Martha Rans giving in-depth coverage to the complex and ever-changing issue of copyright. “She’ll help participants understand how to protect […]

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