The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #37 — Leanne Allen

In this regular feature, Story Board asks Canadian freelancers to share a few details about their work habits and their strategies for navigating the ups and downs of freelance life.    Leanne Allen is an award-winning producer, photographer and actor based in Victoria. She produces a television program called Culture Vulture TV, which explores the arts, entertainment, lifestyle and food in […]

Posted on August 16, 2018 at 10:23 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Vine as a tool for journalists

There’s been a lot of excitement this week about Twitter’s brand new micro-video app, Vine. Although much of the buzz so far has been about Vine’s seedier side, there’s also been some discussion about its usefulness to journalists. A social app that allows users to film looping six-second videos and post them to Twitter, Vine gives journalists an […]

Posted on January 30, 2013 at 9:00 am by Rachel · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

How to be a Better (Food) Blogger

  If you have a blog — or are thinking about starting one — there’s some valuable advice for you here. It’s a recording of a Google+ Hangout involving several established food writers that happened earlier this month. The hour and a half long discussion amounts to a free blog-writing workshop — and it’s not […]

Posted on January 25, 2013 at 9:15 am by Rachel · 2 Comments · Tagged with: , ,

Live stream the Will Work For Exposure conference

All of the tickets have now been snapped up, but cultural and media workers across the country are invited to live stream the Will Work For Exposure conference on Friday. Will Work For Exposure: Culture Work in Precarious Times is a one-day event at Ryerson’s Ted Rogers School of Management. Panels and keynote talks throughout the day […]

Posted on October 18, 2012 at 7:15 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

What It Feels Like To Be A Freelancer

This little video has been going around this week, striking a chord with freelancers of all stripes. The video is posted on and was sponsored by Docracy, a U.S.-based site launched last year that hosts free, open-source legal documents provided by users. The site contains personal documents such as wills and rental agreements, as well […]

Posted on August 8, 2012 at 8:00 am by Rachel · One Comment · Tagged with: , , ,

Fighting private radio’s “culture of fear”

The employees of MBS Radio in Saint John just want a contract. Watch the video, read about the Canadian Media Guild’s negotiations with Maritime Broadcasting System on behalf of its employees, follow the campaign on Facebook and if you’re inclined to lend your support, send a message to MBS Radio owner Robert Pace. Via

Posted on June 14, 2012 at 8:30 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Fun, retro-style video from CMG drives home reasons to join a union

For those not yet convinced, this video commissioned by the Canadian Media Guild/CWA Canada cheekily illustrates a few good reasons to join a union. Produced by MyFilm Productions, with music by Incompetech, the narrative centres on “Jenny,” who is excited to start her new job, only to discover that she was hired to replace a […]

Posted on March 2, 2012 at 12:19 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , , ,