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2019 Access Copyright Payback claim period open until May 31


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Writers and visual artists, the 2019 Access Copyright Payback claim period is now open and you have until until May 31 to submit your claim. All creators who were affiliated with Access Copyright as of December 31, 2018 are eligible to submit a [Read the full article…]

PWAC Toronto deep research seminar April 23


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Toronto-area writers, mark your calendars for another PWAC professional development seminar. “Deep Research: Practical Tips and Techniques” is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23 from 7:00 to 8:45 p.m. at the Miles Nadal JCC (750 Spadina Avenue). The seminar will offer practical information about conducting in-depth research online, in [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer April 2-8


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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: What Justin Brake’s recent win means for press freedom [Read the full article…]

CMG members vote 80% in favour of ratifying new deal with CBC


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CBC workers who are represented by CWA Canada through its largest Local, the Canadian Media Guild (CMG), have voted 80 per cent in favour of ratifying a new collective agreement with the public broadcaster. The five-year deal contains wage increases [Read the full article…]

Freelancer-related highlights of the CMG’s tentative agreement with CBC


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The Canadian Media Guild’s bargaining committee reached a tentative agreement with the CBC earlier this month. Highlights of the tentative agreement as it relates to freelancers are as follows: The proposed agreement will provide more clarity to distinguish between the [Read the full article…]

Public Lending Right Program’s 2019 registration period now open


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If you’re a Canadian author, illustrator or photographer with one or more published books, it’s time to register for the Public Lending Right Program. The program is a Canada Council for the Arts initiative that sends payments every year to [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Feb 12-19


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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: Bail out journalists, not their bosses [J-Source] Workers at [Read the full article…]

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…]