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March events for students and freelancers in Halifax

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CMG Freelance and CWA Canada Associate Members are collaborating on three upcoming events in Halifax. Two free training and networking sessions for students, freelancers and other media workers, and the third is an action in solidarity with the Halifax Chronicle [Read the full article…]

Pay Your Interns! 2016 Spring Summit

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A film screening and panel discussion sponsored by CWA Associate Members

Media Mixer!

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Free event for media students, volunteers, interns and precarious workers Wednesday, November 12 6:00 PM The Foundery, 376 Bathurst Join us for drinks and snacks as we meet one another and talk about the opportunities and barriers facing us in [Read the full article…]

Alternative Funding Models for Independent Media

Christian Deo
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Canadian independent media organizations face a critical question in light of the economic difficulties currently confronting all forms of media: ‘is independent media financially viable and sustainable?’ This was the focus of a panel discussion called Financial Models of Independent Media that [Read the full article…]

Ottawa Workshop: Financial Models of Independent Media

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CWA Canada Associate Members are helping to  organize a panel discussion at the Peoples Social Forum on how independent media organizations finance their operations. If you’re in Ottawa, please join us! Financial Models of Independent Media 4:30 p.m.  – 6:00 [Read the full article…]

Unions think sector-wide to help freelancers

Story by H.G. Watson © 2014 for / Photo: © Fonna Seidu
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Hosting social mixers for diverse groups of workers is just one way Canadian unions and organizations are reaching precarious workers; focusing on work sectors instead of workplaces.

Storify: Coding + Storytelling = New Hybrid Career

By Story Board Editor - Storify by Steph Guthrie
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In digital media, the nature of our work never stops changing. Convergence of media and message, technology and worker has never been so intense. We’re all constantly having to stretch our skills in a world of increasingly diversifying expectations.  Journalists are learning [Read the full article…]

Media Release: CMG celebrates freelancers on May Day

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Media union kicks off new supports for freelance workers amid global challenges this International Workers Day. Freelance membership in Canadian Media Guild a creative avenue to mutual support, better contracts, sustainable health, safety and working standards. Toronto, May 1, 2014 [Read the full article…]

Mayworks Festival combats xenophobia of working world

By Catriona Spaven-Donn / Image Credit: Cass Gardiner
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The imposing Toronto skyline of skyscrapers and cranes frames Mayworks Festival Director Nahed Mansour at her office desk. Here, she discusses Mayworks’ goal of celebrating community and collective. The looming cityscape mirrors her assertion that, “macro structures are disempowering and alienating for the people.” For Mansour, working from the ground up is what creates an engaged and mobilized society.