We canvassed over a dozen writers working in a broad range of non-fiction genres to find out about their plans for the year ahead.

What kind of website should a writer have? Five freelance writers share their advice.

At panel discussions populated by major publishers and established journalists, freelancers made themselves heard.

Vancouver freelance journalist Geoff Dembicki talks about taking risks, finding community, and the importance of mentors in the lives of young journalists.

Off the Wire: February 13-19


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Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, publishing, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada:  Global News cuts staff across Canada as they undertake [Read the full article…]

2018 Public Lending Rights Program registration open February 15 to May 1


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Canadian authors, illustrators and photographers with published books should invest some time over the next few weeks to register for the Public Lending Rights Program. The program is a Canada Council for the Arts program that distributes payments to Canadian creators in [Read the full article…]

Urban Worker Project Skillshare in Vancouver March 1


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Vancouver freelancers and independent creative workers, mark your calendars for an Urban Worker Project Skillshare on March 1. This day-long event will feature workshops and roundtables that will help independent workers develop the skills they need to build successful businesses and thrive [Read the full article…]

Off the Wire: Feb 6-12


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Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, publishing, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada:  Applications open for 2018 Magazines Canada Fellowship Program [Magazines [Read the full article…]

Story Board joins National NewsMedia Council


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CMG Freelance’s online publication, Story Board, is now a member of the National NewsMedia Council.  The NNC is Canada’s national press council. It was established in 2015 to promote ethical practices within the news media as well as to review and [Read the full article…]

National Writers Union settles freelance non-payment grievance


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The National Writers Union settled a grievance last week on behalf of twenty freelancers who are owed money by the American science magazine Nautilus. The NWU, an American trade union that represents freelance writers, published an open letter to Nautilus [Read the full article…]

Off the Wire: Jan 30-Feb 5


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Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, publishing, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada:  Times Colonist cuts four staff just weeks after call [Read the full article…]

New tool for seeking diverse journalism sources


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Freelance writers and journalists looking for ways to bring diversity into their reporting have a new tool at their disposal. Request A Woman Scientist helps journalists find scientific expertise from women for everything from interviews and panel discussions to workshops [Read the full article…]

CMG Freelance members get access to free photography training through KelbyOne


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Are you a professional photographer in need of a skills upgrade? Or would you like to improve your photography abilities in order to diversify your freelance business? One of the benefits of membership in CMG Freelance is access to the [Read the full article…]

Off the Wire: Jan 23-29


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Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, publishing, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada:  Ottawa poised to help newspapers in upcoming budget [CBC] [Read the full article…]