Join us in Toronto on January 28th for a discussion about Nicole Cohen’s new book Writers’ Rights: Freelance Journalism in a Digital Age

“I think if we understand those kinds of strengths and weaknesses in the freelance system we’re dealing with then it makes it easier to to progress.”

If you can research, interview, write, revise and do some basic editing, then you can find more than one type of market to sell your wares.

Chronic procrastination need not be a deal-breaker when contemplating the freelance lifestyle.

Newsroom staff and freelancers mark one-year anniversary of the start of the Chronicle Herald strike


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Today marks the one-year anniversary of the beginning of the strike at Halifax’s Chronicle Herald newspaper. The 55 members of the Halifax Typographical Union have been on strike since January 23rd, 2016 over the company’s plan to cut wages and newsroom positions [Read the full article…]

Off The Wire: Jan 17-23


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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: A field guide to Canada’s media consultations [J-Source] Torstar [Read the full article…]

Is there a link between running and writing? Some experts think so


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by Christine Blanchette About two weeks ago, I sat in front of my computer screen, feeling frazzled, my heart pounding. I was stressed – trying to meet a tight deadline for a fitness piece due that day. There was no [Read the full article…]

Upcoming Doc Project Mentorship deadline February 1


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A message from CBC Radio’s mentorship program The Doc Project: It’s that time again! CBC Radio’s Mentorship applications deadline is Wednesday, February 1 In the past two years over 60 of your CMG colleagues gone through this unique professional development program,  [Read the full article…]

Off The Wire: Jan 10-16


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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: How Exclaim! became the last Canadian music magazine still [Read the full article…]

Pain and possibilities abound for journalists in the digital age


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NASH 79 features several female journalists sharing stories of abuse on social media By Steve Cornwell As the print-heavy side of newspaper industry continues to shed jobs and shut down newsrooms, conversations about how journalism will look and survive in [Read the full article…]

Member survey: What social media training do you need?


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CMG Freelance is planning a day-long social media workshop in Vancouver with Katt Stearns, recipient of the 2015 Canadian Digital Marketer of the Year Award. Katt can help you focus your social media energies in the most efficient way possible. But we want to know [Read the full article…]

Off the Page, with Marta Iwanek


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Off the Page is a regular interview series featuring National Magazine Award winners. Recently we caught up with photojournalist Marta Iwanek, who in 2016 was named Canada’s Best New Magazine Photographer from the National Magazine Awards Foundation, in addition to winning the [Read the full article…]

Off The Wire: Jan 4-9


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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: Off the Page with Marta Iwanek [Magazine Awards] Short [Read the full article…]

Writers’ Rights event in Toronto January 28


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Join us in Toronto on January 28th for a discussion about Nicole Cohen’s new book Writers’ Rights: Freelance Journalism in a Digital Age