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Audio rate card survey aims to empower freelance producers


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If you do freelance audio production work, you’re invited to contribute to the creation of a rate card for Canadian audio producers. Freelance producers Michelle Macklem, Aliya Pabani, Jess Shane, and Kalli Anderson are running a survey of freelance audio [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Feb 5-11


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Stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus.

Next CBC Doc Makers deadline March 5


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Audio freelancers, the next deadline for CBC Radio’s Doc Makers mentorship program is March 5.  There are three programs accepting applications: the Doc Mentorship Program, the Current’s Advanced Doc Maker Program and the Emerging Indigenous Doc Maker Program. CBC employees, temps, and experienced [Read the full article…]

Finding Better Clients Through Positioning


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by Robyn Roste Last year was a good freelance year for me, but by the fourth quarter I was feeling spread thin. In theory I knew what I needed—fewer, higher paying clients—but I was tired of guessing and muddling my [Read the full article…]

CMG Freelance resolution for 2019


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CMG Freelance president Don Genova has some advice for you now that we’re into 2019…

IATSE joins forces with CWA Canada in fight for better working conditions for factual / reality TV workers


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TORONTO (Jan. 29, 2019) – Two of Canada’s top media and entertainment unions announced an innovative partnership today to improve working conditions and organize workers in factual/reality television. The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), North America’s largest entertainment [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Jan 22-28


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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: Canadian Journalism Innovators launches to accelerate digital media growth [Read the full article…]

Notes from the Decent Work City conference in Seoul


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by Don Genova Deep-fried soft-shell crab, freshly fried pork dumplings, skewers of chicken drenched in fiery hot sauce. All served within a cacophony of street food vendors shouting out their offerings in a trendy shopping district of Seoul, South Korea. [Read the full article…]

Entries open for Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award


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Canadian photojournalists with less than five years of experience can now apply for the tenth annual Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award. This six-week paid internship at The Canadian Press head office in Toronto will take place sometime between April and September 2019. [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Dec 11-17


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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 case for indie news media taking federal dollars [Read the full article…]