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?

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 November 28, 2020


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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…]

How to avoid editors’ pet peeves


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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.

Protected: Strategic Story Telling for Non-Profits: Paid Guests Only


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Webinar: How to Find Work


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If you’re looking for more work opportunities these days, you’ll want to register for the CFG’s upcoming webinar How to Find Work. This online event happens on Wednesday, October 21st from 7:30pm to 8:30pm Eastern Time. One of the first member [Read the full article…]

Nonfiction Book Publishing: Tales from the Trenches


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CFG and King’s College present: Nonfiction Book Publishing: Tales from the Trenches Sunday, November 15 from 3 pm Eastern Time on Zoom Join Karen Stiller, Tyler LeBlanc, Christian Smith, Catherine Fogarty and Leslie Marion as they share their experiences as [Read the full article…]

A refresher on indemnity and liability in contracts


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by Don Genova One of my roles as Organizer for the Canadian Freelance Guild is to help members interpret and negotiate contracts they’re asked to sign for the work they are about to do. (Lesson One: Agree on the contract [Read the full article…]