What kind of website should a writer have? Five freelance writers share their advice.

At panel discussions populated by major publishers and established journalists, freelancers made themselves heard.

Act fast and find a fresh angle. Vancouver freelancer Steven Threndyle on how to write timely, contextual stories about current events.

Vancouver freelance journalist Geoff Dembicki talks about taking risks, finding community, and the importance of mentors in the lives of young journalists.

Reaping what you sow: Five writers talk about their websites


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What kind of website should a writer have? Five freelance writers share their advice.

Freelancers’ concerns highlighted at Democracy Project journalism summit


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At panel discussions populated by major publishers and established journalists, freelancers made themselves heard.

Off the Wire: Nov 15-20


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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 accuses Corus of punishing newly unionized workers [iPolitics] [Read the full article…]

New webinars posted for members on CMG Freelance website


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We’ve been inviting non-members to watch our CMG Freelance webinar series recently. But members get an extra benefit: access to archived webinars. That means you can watch them at your convenience whenever you like. We’ve posted a few new ones [Read the full article…]

Want to make the most of Lynda.com? Check out their tutorials


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Membership in CMG Freelance comes with a lot of great benefits. One of them is access to Lynda.com, a huge online library of training videos and tutorials. Lynda has thousands of courses on dozens of subjects, from tutorials in creative fields [Read the full article…]

Off the Wire: November 7-14


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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:  Big stories from small places [J-Source] Here’s the future [Read the full article…]

2017 Ali Mustafa Memorial Award for freelance photojournalists open for applications


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Freelance photojournalists are invited to apply for the 2017 Ali Mustafa Memorial Award for People’s Journalism. The award is granted to young photojournalists in honour of Ali Mustafa, a Canadian freelance photographer killed in Aleppo, Syria in 2014. Applications for this [Read the full article…]

Free tuition to Sole Prop School for CMG Freelance members


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Whether you’re a writer, a designer, an artist or a photographer, your creative work probably brings you a lot of joy. The bookkeeping and tax-filing side of your business, on the other hand… probably not so much. The New School of [Read the full article…]

Off the Wire: Oct 31-Nov 6


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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:  National Magazine Awards and Magazine Grands Prix to merge [Read the full article…]

Off the Wire: Oct 24-30


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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:  Stronger together: How journalists can collaborate [J-Source] CBC Short [Read the full article…]