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Freelancers’ concerns highlighted at Democracy Project journalism summit


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At panel discussions populated by major publishers and established journalists, freelancers made themselves heard.

Off the Wire: Nov 15-20


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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:  Union accuses Corus of punishing newly unionized workers [iPolitics] [Read the full article…]

New webinars posted for members on CMG Freelance website


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We’ve been inviting non-members to watch our CMG Freelance webinar series recently. But members get an extra benefit: access to archived webinars. That means you can watch them at your convenience whenever you like. We’ve posted a few new ones [Read the full article…]

Free tuition to Sole Prop School for CMG Freelance members


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Whether you’re a writer, a designer, an artist or a photographer, your creative work probably brings you a lot of joy. The bookkeeping and tax-filing side of your business, on the other hand… probably not so much. The New School of [Read the full article…]

2018 Dalton Camp Award deadline December 1


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The deadline for the 2018 Dalton Camp Award is approaching. The annual essay competition is open to submissions until Friday, December 1. The competition awards the best essay (or essays) about the link between democracy and the media in Canada. The competition is open [Read the full article…]

Pay-what-you-can financial planning for low income freelancers


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Chris Enns specializes in helping people with variable income get their financial houses in order. The Toronto-based financial planner and opera singer offers online personalized financial counselling services through his practice From Rags to Reasonable. This fall Enns has added a social enterprise element [Read the full article…]

Upcoming Doc Project mentorship program deadline October 15


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Good news for freelance radio producers: there’s another deadline coming up this month for the CBC Doc Project Mentorship Program. You’ll need to get your pitches in by October 15th to be considered for this round of documentary production. The Doc Project [Read the full article…]

Toronto media mixer: Beyond Diversity


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Toronto-area media students and freelancers, you’re invited to the free Beyond Diversity mixer on Wednesday, October 11th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Page One Cafe (106 Mutual St). From the “appropriation prize” fiasco, to the editorial decision to protect the identity of a woman who used [Read the full article…]

Call for interviews with freelance and contract media workers


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Have you worked as a freelance or contract employee in digital journalism in Canada or the United States at any time between 2013 and 2017? Researcher Errol Salamon would like to hear about your experiences for a textbook on labour issues facing [Read the full article…]

The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #35 — Geoff Dembicki


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Vancouver freelance journalist Geoff Dembicki talks about taking risks, finding community, and the importance of mentors in the lives of young journalists.