January 17, 2019 On January 16th, Concordia University’s Journalism Student Association voted unanimously to participate in a one-week strike against unpaid internships in the province of Quebec. This action will coincide with a province-wide general unlimited strike against unpaid internships [Read the full article…]

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

Those with chronic illness or pain don’t have a choice: they have to try and be as healthy as possible every day. So what’s the best way to manage your health while keeping your freelance career on track?

Angela won the 2018 Dave Greber Freelance Writers Award. We spoke with her about her eclectic career and the joy of winning awards as a freelancer.

CWA Canada Associate Members Stand in Solidarity with Concordia Journalism Student Association


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January 17, 2019 On January 16th, Concordia University’s Journalism Student Association voted unanimously to participate in a one-week strike against unpaid internships in the province of Quebec. This action will coincide with a province-wide general unlimited strike against unpaid internships [Read the full article…]

Notes from the Decent Work City conference in Seoul


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by Don Genova Deep-fried soft-shell crab, freshly fried pork dumplings, skewers of chicken drenched in fiery hot sauce. All served within a cacophony of street food vendors shouting out their offerings in a trendy shopping district of Seoul, South Korea. [Read the full article…]

Entries open for Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award


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Canadian photojournalists with less than five years of experience can now apply for the tenth annual Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award. This six-week paid internship at The Canadian Press head office in Toronto will take place sometime between April and September 2019. [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Jan 8-14


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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 Canada: Media union hails Godfrey’s step down as Postmedia CEO [CWA [Read the full article…]

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: Lessons from Katie Jensen and Vicky Mochama of Vocal Fry Studios


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By Cara Fox If I’m honest, for many years the only thing that kept me from freelancing was the fact that I didn’t feel good enough. No matter how many qualified people told me I was capable, complimented my work [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Dec 31-Jan 7


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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 Canada: CBC Non-fiction prize open for entries [CBC Books] 2018 [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 Year’s Resolution #1: Take Care of Yourself First


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Those with chronic illness or pain don’t have a choice: they have to try and be as healthy as possible every day. So what’s the best way to manage your health while keeping your freelance career on track?

The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #38 — Angela Mombourquette


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Angela won the 2018 Dave Greber Freelance Writers Award. We spoke with her about her eclectic career and the joy of winning awards as a freelancer.

News for the Canadian media freelancer Dec 18-24


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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 Canada: National Magazine Awards call for entries [Magazine Awards] Changing [Read the full article…]