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…]

To begin a new year on a “safety-first” footing, let’s review some basic safety protocols for the average freelancer.

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.

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…]

The Born Freelancer Takes a Good Look at Taking a Good Look


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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. The single greatest asset we freelancers possess [Read the full article…]

Canadian Journalism Forum creates new awards for reporting on mental health of young people


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The Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma has partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association to offer a new award for journalism that reports on the mental health of young people. The Mindset Award for Reporting on Young People’s [Read the full article…]

How To Connect In Business Webinar Now Online


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Nicholas Boothman already dazzled some of you at the end of June with many helpful tips to use while connecting with new clients or networking opportunities. He shared how to use the ABCs of face-to-face communication: Attitude, Body-language, Conversation, Communication [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer on Harnessing Your Creative Anger


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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.   It’s part of the darker side [Read the full article…]

Event: Let’s Talk About Podcasting


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The CFG’s burgeoning Audio/Podcast Community invites you for a casual conversation about networking for podcasters. This meeting will most interest those already working in the audio/podcast medium or seriously considering it. Our guest is Fawnda Mithrush, the program manager of [Read the full article…]

2021 Rory Peck Awards open for submissions


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Freelance video journalists living anywhere in the world can now submit their work for the 2021 Rory Peck Awards. The awards come with a cash prize and focus on international news and current affairs, with one category dedicated specifically to [Read the full article…]

Webinar: How to Connect in Business in 90 Seconds or Less


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CFG’s The Business of Freelancing Presents: How to Connect in Business in 90 Seconds or Less Presenter: Nicholas Boothman Tuesday, June 29th, 2021 7 – 8pm Eastern Time In this webinar, Nicholas will share with us how to use the [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer on Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone: Busting The Myth


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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.   Some of the most frequently accepted [Read the full article…]

‘Casual Friday’ and Give Us Your Thoughts


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CFG members, please join the CFG Board of Directors for another online ‘Casual Friday’ mixer on May 28 at 4:00 EDT. Part of the chat will be about the Board’s upcoming Strategic Planning Session. We’d love to hear your thoughts [Read the full article…]