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Looking for a coffee shop to work in? Work Hard Anywhere can help


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You probably know the feeling. You’re out in the world, laptop in tow, with some time to spare between appointments. Or maybe you’re on vacation in an unfamiliar city and need a quiet spot where you can get a bit of work [Read the full article…]

SABEW Canada Best in Business awards application deadline February 16


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If you’re a freelance business writer, it’s time to get your application ready for the 2017 SABEW Canada Best in Business awards competition. There are 11 different award categories, including commentary, feature and investigative. Applications are open to SABEW Canada members [Read the full article…]

Is there a link between running and writing? Some experts think so


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by Christine Blanchette About two weeks ago, I sat in front of my computer screen, feeling frazzled, my heart pounding. I was stressed – trying to meet a tight deadline for a fitness piece due that day. There was no [Read the full article…]

Upcoming Doc Project Mentorship deadline February 1


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A message from CBC Radio’s mentorship program The Doc Project: It’s that time again! CBC Radio’s Mentorship applications deadline is Wednesday, February 1 In the past two years over 60 of your CMG colleagues gone through this unique professional development program,  [Read the full article…]

Member survey: What social media training do you need?


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CMG Freelance is planning a day-long social media workshop in Vancouver with Katt Stearns, recipient of the 2015 Canadian Digital Marketer of the Year Award. Katt can help you focus your social media energies in the most efficient way possible. But we want to know [Read the full article…]

Writers’ Rights event in Toronto January 28


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Join us in Toronto on January 28th for a discussion about Nicole Cohen’s new book Writers’ Rights: Freelance Journalism in a Digital Age

Journalism interns: Share your experiences!


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Did you work as a journalism intern at a media company in Canada or the United States between 2013 and 2016? Researcher Errol Salamon would like to hear about your experiences. He’s working on a research project on journalism internships, and is [Read the full article…]

Edmonton media outlet Taproot pays the writers


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Karen Unland is appalled by publishers that don’t pay their freelancers. The co-founder of the brand new Edmonton media outlet Taproot says relying on unpaid writers is the sign of a broken business model. “It just seems like if you can’t pay [Read the full article…]

National Magazine Awards Foundation announces new categories, Freelancer Support Fund


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The National Magazine Awards Foundation announced a revamped set of categories last week that are designed to increase the value and prestige of the awards. There are 25 categories this year, including 14 writing awards and 7 visual awards. Instead of [Read the full article…]

New CBC opinion section provides more paid writing opportunities for freelancers

By Errol Salamon
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This post is the ninth in a series called “E-Lancer Writes,” exploring the working conditions, rights and collective organizing strategies of freelance journalists, interns and other low-wage or temporary digital media workers.   Canadian freelance writers have one more potential [Read the full article…]