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Freelance Rates Rising at CBC/Radio-Canada


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The Canadian Media Guild and CBC have agreed to an across-the-board wage increase of 1.5% for 2018-19. This increase is also applicable to all the minimum rates applicable to Freelance Contributors. The increase is effective April 1st, 2018 and the new [Read the full article…]

Need some help with your taxes? Get organized with the New School of Finance’s free course


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It’s tax season, freelancers, and that means it’s time to dig out that pile of receipts and tax slips and get them organized. If that idea fills you with dread, the New School of Finance has a free course that [Read the full article…]

Halifax freelancer meet-and-greet April 18


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Halifax-area freelancers, mark your calendars: CMG Freelance is hosting a spring meet-and-greet onWednesday, April 18 at The Marquee Ballroom (2037 Gottingen Street) from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Come and join us for this casual social night where we’ll make connections, share ideas and discuss ways we [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer March 27-April 2


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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:  Forum Freelance Fund Bursaries [Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence [Read the full article…]

2018 Forum Freelance Fund competition for hostile environment training bursaries now open


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The 2018 Forum Freelance Fund competition is now open for submissions. The fund provides bursaries for Canadian freelancers to attend dangerous environment training courses. The fund provides bursaries of up to $2500 to Canadian freelancers. Foreign freelancers doing significant work for Canadian publications are [Read the full article…]

2018 Dave Greber Awards open for submissions


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Freelance writers, if you’ve focused your work on social justice issues this year, it’s time to apply for the Dave Greber Freelance Writers Awards. The competition opened this week and the submissions deadline is Friday, June 22 at 5 p.m. PST.  The [Read the full article…]

Webinar: Handling the Physical and Emotional Realities of Journalism


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Journalism can be a risky business – not just in conflict zones but in many domestic settings as well. The risks have grown steadily across the years, and no one is more vulnerable than the freelancer, working without the technical, [Read the full article…]

Fighting for copyright


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by Luigi Benetton Have you ever had your copyright violated? How did you react? I had this issue a few years ago. I didn’t take it well. My consternation drove me to waste time creating Google alerts for a bunch [Read the full article…]

Thriving in the brave new world of work


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Freelancers — with our flexible working hours, multiple income streams and oft-precarious employment status — probably understand better than most people how the world of work has changed over the past couple of decades. But everyone else seems to be [Read the full article…]

Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Feb 20-26


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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:  Canadian authors respond to unprecedented legal attack from provincial [Read the full article…]