Archive for the ‘Features’ Category

How To Stand Out As A Freelance Podcast Producer


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Freelance podcast producer Jeremy Enns shares the keys to building a successful business.

Turning Your Holiday into a Travel Writing Opportunity


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Travel, near and far, just take a notebook.

Media Mixer: Protecting Our Sources and Ourselves


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by Abby Plener   While working on “Cyberwar” with Vice, filmmaker Dylan Reibling contacted a source for a story. The source was a hacker who had attended the Black Hat information security conference. Shortly after Vice e-mailed him, that same [Read the full article…]

Chris Enns talks financial planning for freelancers


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Variable income is one of the biggest challenges many freelancers have to contend with. But you can find ways to create stability.

The fine line of the follow-up


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There’s no magic rule to the question of when to follow up on a pitch. But because it’s such an important step, it helps to know what editors think…

Independent journalists and freelancers “far more vulnerable” to legal action


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by Steve Cornwell When Justin Brake followed Indigenous land protectors past a fence and into the Muskrat Falls hydro-electric dam site last October, he thought he could rely on the freedom of the press provision in the Charter of Rights [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer on Brief Encounters and Memorable Journeys


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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. Talking to strangers on cross-country trains and planes really [Read the full article…]

Freelance Finance: By the Hour, or by the Word?


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by Steven Threndyle Recently, a Vancouver-based company called Grizzly Coast Media created a bit of a stir online when it started posting jobs for freelancers that paid $50 for anywhere from 1,000 to 1,500 words per story. If you take five [Read the full article…]

Off the Page, with journalist Simon Diotte


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Of the Page is an interview series featuring National Magazine Award winners. This week we’re chatting with Montreal writer and editor Simon Diotte. He gained recognition for his 2016 National Magazine Award-winning travel story “Sur les traces d’un écrivain voyageur” [Read the full article…]

New UK report highlights the challenges of freelancing


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This post is the eleventh in a series called “E-Lancer Writes,” exploring the working conditions, rights and collective organizing strategies of freelance journalists, interns and other low-wage or temporary digital media workers. By Errol Salamon New data confirm that the [Read the full article…]