Posts Tagged ‘Associate Member’

CWA Canada Associate Members call for solidarity with Halifax journalists

Associate Member Steering Committee
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CWA Canada Associate Members are joining the Halifax Typographical Union (CWA Canada Local 30130) in calling on freelancers and student journalists to stand in solidarity with newsroom staff at The Chronicle Herald who could be on picket lines Saturday morning. [Read the full article…]

Livestream of Panel on Internships in the Media – Sat Nov 14, 11:30 AM ET

Katherine Lapointe
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At tomorrow’s CWA Canada Associate Member Media Worker Forum, we will be livestreaming a panel discussion on the role of unions, employers and journalism schools in ensuring internships in the media are non-exploitative and good learning experiences. Watch the livestream [Read the full article…]

Media Worker Forum


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We’re excited to be hosting a free day of training, discussion and networking for student, volunteer, and precarious media workers. Food and drinks will be provided throughout the day. FREE – REGISTER HERE WHEN — Saturday, November 14, 11:00 AM [Read the full article…]

CWA Canada makes recommendations to improve Ontario employment and labour law


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CWA Canada Associate Members appeared on Friday, September 18 before The Changing Workplaces Review to make recommendations for updates to Ontario labour and employment law. We argued that too many young and entry-level media workers are currently excluded from protections [Read the full article…]

Upcoming webinars – Free for members


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CMG Freelance and CWA Canada Associate Members are presenting two great webinars this fall. These are free sessions for members, register at the links below! Intro to Podcasting When: Wednesday, September 30 at 4:30 PM EST Instructor: JP Davidson Cost: [Read the full article…]

CWA Canada releases project on media worker rights and labour reporting

Article by Emily Katz. Photos by Moush Sara John.
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Labour stories are getting lost. At least, that’s what research for the recently launched Media Works: A Labour Rights and Reporting Project has discovered. At a time when people in Canada are spending more hours than ever traveling to, thinking about, [Read the full article…]

Unpaid and Unreported: The Structural Violence in Media Internships

Amanda Aziz
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Prestige can be an alluring quality for some. For Susan,* a 21-year-old student journalist, the impressive alumni—such as Margaret Atwood and Michael Ondaatje—of the literary magazine for which she interned was one of the many reasons she decided to perform [Read the full article…]

Policy on interns aims to improve working conditions

Written by Kayla Perry. Top photo by Andrew Meade.
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At CWA Canada’s National Representative Council (NRC) meeting on April 17, delegates unanimously agreed to endorse two documents, both of which aim to protect media interns in the workplace. The first document presented to the NRC by the CWA Canada Associate [Read the full article…]

MAP: Toronto Resources for Emerging Media Workers

by Jennifer Johnston
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This piece was funded by Media Works, a project of CWA Canada, in collaboration with the Canadian University Press and the National Campus and Community Radio Association. For more original labour stories and ahandbook on media worker rights and labour [Read the full article…]

Free Online Seminar – Pitch Perfect


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Tuesday, February 10 7 PM – 8 PM (EST) Location:  Online via Spreecast It may sound simple, but there are numerous unwritten rules to the magazine query. Know the audience and “study the book” are just a few, but there’s [Read the full article…]