Archive for the ‘News’ Category

News for the Canadian media freelancer Jan 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 around the web: Merger of 2 groups of independents gives [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.

New association formed to represent Canadian media and communications professionals


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The membership of PWAC has voted to amalgamate with the Canadian Media Guild Freelance Branch to form the Canadian Freelance Guild.

News for the Canadian media freelancer Jan 7-13


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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 around the web: How to do solutions journalism in a [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Dec 10-16


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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 around the web: 3 ways for freelancers to set the [Read the full article…]

Doc Mentorship Program deadline January 6


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Audio freelancers, CBC Radio’s Doc Mentorship Program has a winter round of mentorships available this year, and the deadline for applications is January 6, 2020. Experienced audio freelancers are invited to submit a pitch to the program, which is also [Read the full article…]

CMG Freelance On the Move


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As of 2020, the independent membership portion of the Canadian Media Guild Freelance Branch will be moving to a new home at our parent organization, CWA-Canada.

Submissions open for the 2020 National Magazine Awards


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If you’re a writer, photographer or illustrator who does freelance work for magazines, it’s time to start thinking about making a submission to the National Magazine Awards. The awards program has 18 writing and visual award categories, including feature writing, investigative [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Nov 26-Dec 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 around the web: Journalists-Turned-Entrepreneurs on How They Built Their Businesses [Read the full article…]

Dalton Camp Award submissions open December 2


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If you have thoughts about the link between democracy and the media in Canada, it’s time to start thinking about your entry for the 2020 Dalton Camp Award. Submissions for this year’s contest open on Monday, December 2.  The competition is [Read the full article…]