Ageism may be the last great prejudice that goes unchallenged. The Born Freelancer offers advice on how to keep your freelance career going when faced with ageism in the media industry.

by Steven Threndyle Most magazine writers and newspaper journalists think about writing a book at some point in their careers. Maybe it’s a deeper dive into a story that was part of a feature package, or a biography of an [Read the full article…]

If you’re wasting an editor’s time in this era of hectic schedules and reduced resources in the media industry, you’re also wasting your own time.

During this pandemic, some freelancers have watched their work shift or outright disappear, prompting an urgent need to find new ways to earn an income.

Rory Peck Trust launches free trauma and resilience workshops for freelance journalists


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The Rory Peck Trust, a U.K.-based organization that provides support to freelance journalists, has launched a new program that offers free workshops on dealing with trauma and building resilience. The workshops are aimed at freelancers who work in hostile environments [Read the full article…]

45th annual National Magazine Awards open for submissions


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If you freelance for magazines as a writer, photographer or illustrator you’re eligible to submit your work for the 2022 National Magazine Awards, which opened for entries this week. This year there are 17 writing and visual award categories, which [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer Tackles an Age-old Prejudice


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Ageism may be the last great prejudice that goes unchallenged. The Born Freelancer offers advice on how to keep your freelance career going when faced with ageism in the media industry.

Webinar: Tax Time in November NEW DATE AND TIME!


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***UPDATED NOV. 22/2021*** Today’s webinar has been postponed due to presenter illness and has been rescheduled for next Tuesday at 12:30pm ET. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you are unable to make the new date/time please email Don Genova [Read the full article…]

‘Taking Care’ survey urgently seeks input from media workers on trauma, mental health


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Dave  By Dave Seglins For CWA Canada Racing to the frontlines to report the news of the world’s great triumphs, tragedies and scandals is what makes journalism so thrilling — from conflict zones, to the house fire down the street. [Read the full article…]

CWA Canada, human rights group help journalist escape Afghanistan


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By Roberta Staley For CWA Canada Shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Sept. 23, while heading for the Nangarhar Highway in a hired car, Raihan Tamanna glanced back for the last time at the fading lights of Kabul. The road was [Read the full article…]

CBC Doc Mentorship Program fall deadline


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CBC Radio’s Doc Mentorship Program is open for another round of applications. Experienced audio freelancers are invited to submit a pitch to the program by November 20th, 2021. All work must be completed by March 2022. The program, which is also [Read the full article…]

LinkedIn Learning provides cost-effective PD on a range of relevant career skills


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by Michael Strickland A frosty haze covers bottle and glass, suggesting both were just pulled from an Arctic ice box. Flecks sparkle around two crystal rivulets, drops of water that froze seconds earlier as they slid down the two containers. [Read the full article…]

Webinar: Government Relations for Creative Entrepreneurs


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As a creative entrepreneur and organization co-founder, Tracey Arial has thirty years of experience learning about grants, obligations and services established by Canada’s Federal Government. In this webinar, Tracey will take you through five ways to think about government relations, [Read the full article…]

CFG podcasting webinar now available for streaming


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If you’re looking for some professional development now that summer is over, check out the CFG’s library of webinars. The latest one, on podcasting, was recently uploaded for streaming. CFG member and avid podcaster Shauna Rae hosted the webinar back [Read the full article…]