From contract advice to professional development opportunities, CMG Freelance president Don Genova gives you ten good reasons to join our freelance union.

The membership of PWAC has voted to amalgamate with the Canadian Media Guild Freelance Branch to form the Canadian Freelance Guild.

There are all sorts of positive reasons to spend time reflecting on your business, asking questions and planning. Here are some prompts that will help.

As of 2020, the independent membership portion of the Canadian Media Guild Freelance Branch will be moving to a new home at our parent organization, CWA-Canada.

Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award open for entries


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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 [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Jan 14-20


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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 [Read the full article…]

Ten Reasons to Join CMG Freelance


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From contract advice to professional development opportunities, CMG Freelance president Don Genova gives you ten good reasons to join our freelance union.

New association formed to represent Canadian media and communications professionals


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The membership of PWAC has voted to amalgamate with the Canadian Media Guild Freelance Branch to form the Canadian Freelance Guild.

Questions to help you reflect and plan for 2020


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There are all sorts of positive reasons to spend time reflecting on your business, asking questions and planning. Here are some prompts that will help.

News for the Canadian media freelancer Jan 7-13


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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 [Read the full article…]

Vancouver freelancer winter social night January 28


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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 [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Dec 24-Jan 6


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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 [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer on Preparing Your Creative Estate


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This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments. As an old year ends and a new one [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Dec 17-23


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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 [Read the full article…]