“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.

A review of some important contract clauses to look out for… and some advice on negotiating better terms.

Off The Wire: April 19-24


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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: Union, Postmedia, strike deal to mitigate job losses at [Read the full article…]

Urban Worker Skillshare April 29 in Toronto


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If you’re in the Toronto area, come and join CMG Freelance and the Urban Worker Project for a day-long workshop and after party for freelance and contract workers. It’s happening on Saturday, April 29th from 9:30 to 6 p.m. at Story Arts Centre, Centennial College [Read the full article…]

Media Mixer in Toronto April 25th


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Toronto freelancers, students and media workers, come out for an evening of networking and information on April 25th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Watson’s (388 Richmond St W). This is a free event hosted by CMG Freelance, CWA Canada Associate Members and [Read the full article…]

Off The Wire: April 11-18


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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: What the sale of 27 newspapers to the Chronicle [Read the full article…]

Freelance Skillshare and Community Building Opportunities


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by Amanda Maxwell Considering the freelance route, jumping from the nine-to-five into the freedom of midnight keyboard sessions in your PJs? Terrified but excited, and not sure where to go for information? While there are a lot of resources out there, [Read the full article…]

Access Copyright Payback claim period open until May 31


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The 2017 Access Copyright Payback claim period is open from April 1st to May 31. If you’re a writer or visual artist who was affiliated with Access Copyright as of December 31, 2016, now is the time to submit a claim for this [Read the full article…]

Media mixer in Ottawa on April 20

Media mixer in Ottawa
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Ottawa media workers, students and freelancers: mark your calendars for an exciting evening of mentorship and networking. You’re invited to a media mixer on April 20th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Clocktower Brew Pub (200 Elgin Street). CWA Canada associate members is [Read the full article…]

Off The Wire: April 4-10


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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: Toronto’s “gig economy” fueled by young workers starved for [Read the full article…]

Webinar April 11: Cyber Security for Journalists


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This webinar will focus on tangible and easy steps reporters can take to secure their everyday activities online and off.

Hey, CBC Freelancers, You’re Getting A Raise!


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By Don Genova, CMG Freelance Branch President Journalists who contribute to the CBC on a freelance basis are now subject to new minimum rates as of April 1, 2017. The Canadian Media Guild and CBC have agreed to a 1.5% [Read the full article…]