Archive for the ‘News’ Category

SABEW Canada’s 2018 Best in Business Awards are open for submissions


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Freelance business writers, it’s time to apply for the SABEW Canada Best in Business awards. Submissions opened this week for the 5th annual awards program, which covers work published, broadcast and posted during the 2018 calendar year. There are 15 categories for [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Jan 29-Feb 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: The new partisan press [The Signal] Applications open for [Read the full article…]

CWA Canada Associate Members Will Fight Ford’s Cuts to Education


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On January 17th, The Ford government released a statement regarding drastic changes to post-secondary education in Ontario. These changes include; scrapping free tuition for low-income students, a sharp reduction in the family income threshold needed to be eligible for the [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Jan 15-21


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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: Ontario Tuition Reforms Could Spell Disaster For Student Newspapers, [Read the full article…]

CWA Canada Associate Members Stand in Solidarity with Concordia Journalism Student Association


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On January 16th, Concordia University’s Journalism Student Association voted unanimously to participate in a one-week strike against unpaid internships in the province of Quebec. This action will coincide with a province-wide general unlimited strike against unpaid internships expected to be [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Jan 8-14


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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: Media union hails Godfrey’s step down as Postmedia CEO [CWA [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Dec 31-Jan 7


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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 Non-fiction prize open for entries [CBC Books] 2018 [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.

News for the Canadian media freelancer Dec 18-24


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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: National Magazine Awards call for entries [Magazine Awards] Changing [Read the full article…]

Submissions open for the 2019 National Magazine Awards


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If you’ve written a great piece of magazine journalism this year, the time has come to make a submission to the National Magazine Awards. If your publisher isn’t planning to submit your work, you can submit it yourself — and [Read the full article…]