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2018 Public Lending Rights Program registration open February 15 to May 1


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Canadian authors, illustrators and photographers with published books should invest some time over the next few weeks to register for the Public Lending Rights Program. The program is a Canada Council for the Arts program that distributes payments to Canadian creators in [Read the full article…]

Urban Worker Project Skillshare in Vancouver March 1


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Vancouver freelancers and independent creative workers, mark your calendars for an Urban Worker Project Skillshare on March 1. This day-long event will feature workshops and roundtables that will help independent workers develop the skills they need to build successful businesses and thrive [Read the full article…]

Story Board joins National NewsMedia Council


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CMG Freelance’s online publication, Story Board, is now a member of the National NewsMedia Council.  The NNC is Canada’s national press council. It was established in 2015 to promote ethical practices within the news media as well as to review and [Read the full article…]

National Writers Union settles freelance non-payment grievance


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The National Writers Union settled a grievance last week on behalf of twenty freelancers who are owed money by the American science magazine Nautilus. The NWU, an American trade union that represents freelance writers, published an open letter to Nautilus [Read the full article…]

CMG Freelance members get access to free photography training through KelbyOne


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Are you a professional photographer in need of a skills upgrade? Or would you like to improve your photography abilities in order to diversify your freelance business? One of the benefits of membership in CMG Freelance is access to the [Read the full article…]

Top Five Ways to Spot Fake News


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by Bailey Martens Calling the morgue to confirm whether an employee was cremated while having a nap is not fun, says Jane Lytvynenko. But for contemporary journalists, this kind of fact-checking task is an important part of the job. Lytvynenko, [Read the full article…]

2017 SABEW Canada Best in Business Awards open for submissions


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  Freelance business writers, it’s time to get your application together for the SABEW Canada Best in Business awards. The 4th annual awards will be given to work published or broadcast during the 2017 calendar year. There are ten categories for [Read the full article…]

Webinar: Reporting on Labour Issues with Sara Mojtehedzadeh


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Learn best practices for pitching labour-related stories in this January 31st webinar.

Off the Wire: January 5-9


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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:  2018 TWUC Short Prose Competition call for submissions [TWUC] [Read the full article…]

Freelancers use social media to learn business of freelancing, build community


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This post is the twelfth 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. By Errol Salamon When graphic designer Saeid Halvaeian [Read the full article…]