We would like to cordially invite all members to the first ever Canadian Freelance Guild Annual General Meeting.

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.

Many of us have seen contracts cancelled, clients bail and projects put on indefinite hold. So how should we respond?

2021 Travers Fellowship applications open


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Applications are now open for the 2021 Travers Fellowship, an international reporting bursary that helps finance foreign reporting projects by Canadian journalists working in any medium. Freelancers, students enrolled in a graduate level journalism or equivalent program, and full-time journalists [Read the full article…]

WEBINAR: Pitching NOT Bitching!


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This week, CFG Guelph is proud to present: Pitching NOT Bitching! How to make a good pitch about a story and get published Online Zoom, Tuesday, January 12th, 7pm ET Pitching is either something you feel challenged by or procrastinate about [Read the full article…]

The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #44 — Francesca Bianco


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In this regular feature, Story Board asks Canadian freelancers to share a few details about their work habits and their strategies for navigating the ups and downs of freelance life. Francesca Bianco is a Canadian freelance writer currently living in Germany. Her Maisonneuve feature “The Hand [Read the full article…]

Submissions open for 2021 National Magazine Awards


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The 44th annual National Magazine Awards are now open for submissions. Writers, photographers and illustrators who do freelance work for magazines are all eligible to submit their work for one of the 18 writing and visual award categories, which include feature [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer Says Goodbye to 2020


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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.   I can’t imagine there is anyone [Read the full article…]

New study on mental health and resilience for journalists reporting on COVID-19


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by Lesley Evans Ogden On November 19th, the Canadian Journalism Foundation held a webinar hosted by CBC journalist Anna Maria Tremonti, focusing on the mental health risk and injury of reporting on COVID-19. The webinar discussed the results of a [Read the full article…]

WEBINAR: Life After Journalism — Use Your Skills to Shine in New Fields


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It’s no secret that the number of places to practice journalism has been on the decline for years. Couple media concentration with copyright-grabbing contracts and not-so-suddenly journalism (full-time or freelance) is not an easy place to make a living. But [Read the full article…]

CFG’s first Annual General Meeting scheduled for Saturday, February 6, 2021


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We would like to cordially invite all members to the first ever Canadian Freelance Guild Annual General Meeting.

2021-2022 Canadian Nieman Fellowship open for applications


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Applications are now open for a year-long fellowship that gives a Canadian journalist the opportunity to study at Harvard University. The 2021-2022 Martin Wise Goodman Canadian Nieman Fellowship is open to applications until December 1, 2020. Applicants must be Canadian [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer on Best Advice Received, Ever


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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.   One of the best pieces of [Read the full article…]