Archive for the ‘News’ Category

News for the Canadian media freelancer June 12-18


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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:  Trust in the news is substantially up in Canada, [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer: June 5-11


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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:  Black Press to print Calgary Sun; 52 Postmedia positions [Read the full article…]

Largest-ever freelance delegation attends 2018 CMG convention


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Last month the largest-ever delegation of freelancers came together to represent CMG Freelance at the Canadian Media Guild’s 2018 biennial convention in Toronto. Approximately 175 people from 11 branches of the union — including CBC, Thomson Reuters, VICE Canada, Aboriginal Peoples [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer May 29-June 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:  Announcing the winners of the 41st annual National Magazine [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer May 23-28


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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:  Bloggers and commenters fund a journalism fellowship on behalf [Read the full article…]

2018 Portenier Human Rights Bursary competition open for applications


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Applications are now open for the 2018 Portenier Human Rights Bursary competition. Freelance journalists and independent documentary makers working on projects that focus on human rights abuses can apply for the bursary, which provides the winner with $3000 to attend hostile environment [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer May 15-22


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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:  2018 Indigenous Voices Awards finalists [Indigenous Voices Award] We [Read the full article…]

Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer May 1-7


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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:  There are fewer journalists in Canada than 15 years [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: April 24-30


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Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, publishing, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada:  Atlantic Journalism Awards — magazines win 5 gold and [Read the full article…]