“Level Up: The Conference” is scheduled for September 20 to 23 in Toronto. 

“I do think we could band together and fight for our rights. Right now we all live in our own little worlds and we have no idea what other freelancers are doing”

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

A free webinar for freelance journalists and photojournalists presented by The Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma.

News for the Canadian media freelancer Aug 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: Will people pay for hyper-local news? [J-Source] Rogers seeks [Read the full article…]

The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #37 — Leanne Allen


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In this regular feature, Story Board asks Canadian freelancers to share a few details about their work habits and their strategies for navigating the ups and downs of freelance life.    Leanne Allen is an award-winning producer, photographer and actor based in Victoria. She produces a [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer Asks, Do We Dare Ever Take a Holiday?


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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. Aside from asking what should I charge, it is [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Aug 8-13


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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: CBC Ombudsman: Twitter Turmoil [J-Source] Supreme Court will hear [Read the full article…]

Media lawyer advises freelancers to beware of indemnity clauses


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As indemnification clauses continue to appear in freelance contracts, one media lawyer advises freelancers to be careful what they sign. Daniel Burnett, with Vancouver’s Owen Bird Law Corporation, said the potential consequences of indemnifying a publication against expenses that might [Read the full article…]

CWA Canada Associate Members stand in solidarity with IATSE Local 58


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On July 20th, management at Toronto’s Exhibition Place locked out IATSE Local 58 workers, ending negotiations for a new collective agreement. This includes skilled workers who provide a variety of world-class services from staging to technical support for events across [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer July 31-Aug 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: Journalism programs struggle to adapt to changing times [J-Source] [Read the full article…]

Mid-Summer Salvo from CMG Freelance President Don Genova


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As freelancers wend our way through summer I hope everyone has some sort of opportunity to take time for yourself and not your clients. I know, I know, freelancers never take vacation! But seriously, for your physical and mental health, [Read the full article…]

Associate Members program welcomes new coordinator


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Canada’s free union membership program for media students, volunteers, and precarious media workers has a new leader at the helm. CWA Canada’s Associate Members program has brought Nasr Ahmed on board as its new program coordinator. He comes to the [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer July 24-30


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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: New documentary will look at state of Canadian journalism [Read the full article…]