Archive for the ‘Features’ Category

From Canada to the Netherlands, freelancers seek community and solidarity


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Freelancing is a solitary career. But increasingly, freelancers around the world are seeing the value of community. Unions like our own CMG Freelance here in Canada are attracting a growing number of freelance members. And in the Netherlands, union membership [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer Interviews Daniel Sugar on Self-Publishing His First Novel


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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.   Writing a novel is the dream of many [Read the full article…]

Build your freelance business with these five easy social media tweaks


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by Robyn Roste In October 2010 I joined Twitter. I had heard it was a good place to get freelance work so I put up a profile, followed a few people and tweeted when the mood struck. In general this [Read the full article…]

Freelancers can learn to thrive in a rapidly changing work environment


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What is the future for freelance workers? The more cynical might ask: do freelancers even have a future? The answer to that is an unequivocal “yes,” according to this international panel of speakers.

New tool for seeking diverse journalism sources


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Freelance writers and journalists looking for ways to bring diversity into their reporting have a new tool at their disposal. Request A Woman Scientist helps journalists find scientific expertise from women for everything from interviews and panel discussions to workshops [Read the full article…]

Andree Lau on increasing diversity in reporting and the newsroom


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by Hannah Daley As newsrooms across the country strive for greater diversity, HuffPost Canada editor-in-chief Andree Lau says there’s a need for a much more nuanced approach than simply “checking the boxes.” Lau spoke on January 5th at NASH, the [Read the full article…]

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.

Blogger or journalist? In Canada, defamation law applies either way


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by Vanessa Hrvatin Who is a journalist, anyway? In the age of the internet, the definition is becoming less clear. In the past, journalists were considered gatekeepers of information, but today, anyone can share facts and stories online through different [Read the full article…]

Crafting the “Reactive Story” — Reworking News Stories into Web Features


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

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.