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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…]

The Fine Art of Picking a Niche


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By Nkiru Asika This isn’t an article about whether you should choose a niche. I believe that specialization is key to stand out from the writer-saturated landscape. Jack of all trades and all that. If your writing business is still [Read the full article…]

Story Board is eight today!


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Happy birthday to Story Board!  Eight years ago today, CMG Freelance and the Canadian Writers Group launched a blog with the intention of sharing information and building a sense of community among Canadian freelancers. Since then, we’ve published nearly 1300 [Read the full article…]

2019 Dalton Camp Award deadline December 1


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The deadline for the 2019 Dalton Camp Award is fast approaching. The annual essay competition is open to submissions until Friday, December 1 at 8 p.m. EST. The competition offers prizes for the best essay or essays about the link between [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Nov 13-19


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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: Canada’s authors struggle to make ends meet, says study [Read the full article…]

Working from home during personal chaos


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How can you keep your freelance career on track during times of change? Here are some ways to cope when the boundaries between your professional workspace and personal life become blurred.

November media mixer in Toronto


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Toronto-area freelancers, media workers and students, it’s getting darker and chillier out there, but CWA Canada is holding a social event that will brighten up your November. Come out to Craft Kitchen (410 Adelaide St W, just west of Spadina) on Tuesday, [Read the full article…]