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

Advice on setting your freelance rates, the advantages of working on passion projects, and the importance of mentorship for emerging journalists.

Navigating freelance challenges to survive and thrive in the gig economy was the focus of a highly interactive workshop held recently in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

For freelancers, conferences are a double whammy: attend the right conference and you’ll get the ideas and the contacts for interviews at the same time.

News for the Canadian media freelancer Sept 10-16


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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: A Platform to Encourage and Protect Canadian Creativity [TWUC] [Read the full article…]

Excitement builds with advances in campaign for factual TV workers


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A new website is giving a public face to the hundreds of professionals who are determined to secure better pay, benefits and working conditions in the unscripted TV industry. The Fairness in Factual TV campaign that was launched six years ago by [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Sept 4-9


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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: Advocates condemn xenophobic op-ed by Calgary instructor calling for [Read the full article…]

2019-2020 Travers Fellowship applications open


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Applications are now open for the Travers Fellowship, an international reporting bursary that helps finance foreign reporting projects by Canadian journalists working in any medium. Freelancers and students (as well as staff journalists) are welcome to apply for the fellowship, [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer August 27-Sept 3


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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: We must stand on guard for decent jobs, quality [Read the full article…]

Join the CMG for Labour Day


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CMG Freelance members are invited to join the Toronto Labour Day Parade. 

The Born Freelancer Remembers Freelancing Legend Ken Nordine (1920-2019)


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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.   When asked about the most successful route to [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer August 20-26


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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: Editor of Your Ward News gets the maximum one [Read the full article…]

Tools for freelancers


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Savvy freelancers are always looking for ways to streamline their workflow. The right tools can make your freelance business run more smoothly and allow you to spend more time on the creative work that earns you money. Here are a [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer August 13-19


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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: Workshop: The Business of Writing and Editing [AMPA] Canadian [Read the full article…]