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CWA Canada Associate Members Statement on Assange Arrest


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On Thursday, April 11th, Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange was arrested by British authorities outside of the Ecuadorian embassy after his asylum status was terminated. Shortly thereafter the United States Justice Department released an indictment charging Assange for a single count [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer April 9-15


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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: Seven students each awarded $10,000 in scholarships [J-Source] Which [Read the full article…]

Annual CAJ conference features sessions for freelancers


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The annual Canadian Association of Journalists conference is less than a month away and this year’s event features some special programming for freelancers. According to CAJ Toronto president Brent Jolly, the CAJ has been working to bring more discussion about [Read the full article…]

2019 Dave Greber Freelance Writers Awards open for submissions


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Freelancers, if you’ve written about social justice issues this year, it’s time to submit your work for the Dave Greber Freelance Writers Book and Magazine Awards. The awards are now open for submissions and the competition closes on Friday June 28, [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Mar 26-April 1


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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: New Magazines Canada program supports paid interns for members [Read the full article…]

Freelance at the CBC? You may be eligible to vote on the new collective agreement…


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CMG-CBC agreement – Freelance workers eligible to vote From Tuesday, March 26 to Thursday, March 28, Canadian Media Guild (CMG) members working at CBC/Radio-Canada will have the opportunity to vote on the tentative agreement reached between our union and the [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Mar 19-25


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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: Government funding for journalism: to what end? [J-Source] Ratification [Read the full article…]

CWA Canada seeks writer for union history project


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CWA Canada, the country’s only all-media union, is looking for a journalist/writer to research and write a 50-page booklet on the history of the union. Please apply if you write with flair, have proven research and organizational skills, are able to [Read the full article…]

Ten Reasons to Join CMG Freelance


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

Ontario Students Are Leading the Charge Against Ford


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By Nasr Ahmed   Ontario students are about to walk out of class, here’s why the rest of us should take their lead.   On Friday, January 25th, thousands of angry college and university students took to the streets of [Read the full article…]