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

The desire to create a community with a story is what often fuels such a move – and print and audio have more in common than you might think.

Join us for a webinar on Wednesday, May 22nd at 12 noon ET (9am PT) and author Angela Crocker will teach you how to declutter your digital life.

When you’re a professional freelancer, you quickly come to the realization that your ideas are the very foundations of your creative existence. And so you must learn to protect them.

News for the Canadian media freelancer May 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 Canada: Top tips and trends in social media education [J-Source] [Read the full article…]

Applications open for 2019 Portenier Human Rights Bursary competition


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Applications are now open for the 2019 Portenier Human Rights Bursary competition. Freelance journalists and independent documentary makers with projects that focus on human rights abuses can apply for the bursary, which provides the winner with $3000 to attend hostile environment training. [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer May 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 Canada: Small towns need investigative journalism too [Discourse] Morale described [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.

On Cue: Switching from Print to Podcast? It May Not Be as Big a Stretch as You Think


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The desire to create a community with a story is what often fuels such a move – and print and audio have more in common than you might think.

News for the Canadian media freelancer April 30-May 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 Canada: Distrust in media is on the decline, journalists tell [Read the full article…]

Webinar: Declutter Your Digital Data


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Join us for a webinar on Wednesday, May 22nd at 12 noon ET (9am PT) and author Angela Crocker will teach you how to declutter your digital life.

News for the Canadian media freelancer April 23-29


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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: The pedestrian misogyny behind the van attack [J-Source] Deep [Read the full article…]

Toronto freelancer social night April 30


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Toronto-area freelancers, CMG Freelance president Don Genova is in your area this week and is hoping you’ll join him for a casual get-together this coming Tuesday night, April 30 at The Wellington (520 Wellington St. West) from 6 to 8 [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer on (Not) Having Your Ideas Stolen


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When you’re a professional freelancer, you quickly come to the realization that your ideas are the very foundations of your creative existence. And so you must learn to protect them.