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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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In this regular feature, Story Board asks Canadian writers to share a few details about their work habits and their strategies for navigating the ups and downs of freelance life. Geoff Dembicki got into journalism at a strange time. He graduated from Carleton University’s journalism [Read the full article…]

Freelance journalists and responsible communication


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By Brittany Duggan It’s no secret that journalism today is in great flux. For years, the industry has been negotiating fast-paced digital disruption. This has required journalism to seek new ways to pay for itself while still serving its civic [Read the full article…]

National Post newsroom announces union drive


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TORONTO, ONT.: It has been a year of unprecedented events, of things we once thought were beyond the realm of possibility. A reality television star is president of the United States. Ontario’s liquor control board is planning to sell marijuana. And [Read the full article…]

Off The Wire: Sept 6-11


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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?

The Born Freelancer on Getting Names Right


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This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments. Names possess almost magical power unlike any other words. [Read the full article…]

Journalism Interns: Share Your Experiences


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Did you work as a journalism intern in Canada or the United States between 2013 and 2017? Researcher Errol Salamon would like to hear about your experiences for a textbook on labour issues facing media workers in North America. Salamon is the work [Read the full article…]

Freelancing as a parent


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by Brittany Duggan As a dancer-turned-journalist, many of the new parents in my life have been freelancers. Paid maternity leaves are mostly foreign concepts and continuing to work has usually involved an impressive juggle of scheduling, creative childcare, and evolving [Read the full article…]

Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer August 15-21


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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:  The role of artists in truth-telling [J-Source] Venture Publishing founded [Read the full article…]

Pitching around staff writers


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By Brittany Duggan As a freelancer, it’s hard to keep of track of which Canadian media outlets still have budgets for outsourcing. “The Globe has a freeze on freelancers for another month,” a colleague told me recently while we brainstormed [Read the full article…]