Archive for the ‘Features’ Category

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


Posted by

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


Posted by

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?


Posted by

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


Posted by

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


Posted by

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…]

Off the Page, with investigative journalist Virgil Grandfield


Posted by

Off the Page is a regular interview series featuring National Magazine Award winners. In this interview we chat with freelance journalist Virgil Grandfield, who won the 2016 National Magazine Award for Investigative Reporting. In his award-winning investigative story “The Cage” [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer on the Sanctity of Deadlines


Posted by

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. Douglas Adams, the late great British author of the [Read the full article…]

Canadian freelancers turn to the US market to secure higher-paying gigs


Posted by

This post is the tenth 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 When Canadian-based freelancer Katherine O’Brien [Read the full article…]

Pain and possibilities abound for journalists in the digital age


Posted by

NASH 79 features several female journalists sharing stories of abuse on social media By Steve Cornwell As the print-heavy side of newspaper industry continues to shed jobs and shut down newsrooms, conversations about how journalism will look and survive in [Read the full article…]

Off the Page, with Marta Iwanek


Posted by

Off the Page is a regular interview series featuring National Magazine Award winners. Recently we caught up with photojournalist Marta Iwanek, who in 2016 was named Canada’s Best New Magazine Photographer from the National Magazine Awards Foundation, in addition to winning the [Read the full article…]