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News for the Canadian media freelancer Oct 2-9


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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: Over 250 Canadian news media outlets have closed in [Read the full article…]

Freelancers Unite to Battle Low Pay and Bad Contracts


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Members of five of Canada’s largest freelancer associations have banded together to fight against stagnant pay rates and contracts that demand the right to reuse their work for no further pay.

Level Up conference registration deadline extended to September 18


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The deadline to register for Level Up: The Conference has been extended until end of day Tuesday, September 18. The conference will feature professional development sessions and networking opportunities in Toronto from September 20 to 22. Speakers include:  David Hayes: David [Read the full article…]

New opportunities for freelancers with CBC Radio Doc Makers


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CBC Radio is offering new opportunities this fall for audio freelancers to develop their skills under the guidance of experienced CBC producers. The Doc Mentorship Program, which has been running for the past few years, is open to CBC employees, temps, [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Aug 28-Sep 4


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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: 7 smart ways for freelancers to boost productivity [Freelance [Read the full article…]

CMG Freelance September update


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Here are a few things CMG Freelance is working on this month…

Join CMG Freelance and receive admission to Level Up conference in Toronto


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CMG Freelance is offering full-conference admissions for the first eight new members who join our union for independent workers

CMG Freelance is now on LinkedIn!


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If you use LinkedIn to promote and grow your freelance business, we’d love to connect with you there. CMG Freelance now has a company page on LinkedIn, where we’ll be publishing Story Board posts as well as other posts of [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Aug 14-20


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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: Will people pay for hyper-local news? [J-Source] Rogers seeks [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Aug 8-13


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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: CBC Ombudsman: Twitter Turmoil [J-Source] Supreme Court will hear [Read the full article…]