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Journalism or Content Writing


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Journalism or content writing? A journalism grad will spend in the neighbourhood of $50,000 to obtain a degree (then fight tooth and nail to get a foot in the door), content writers can watch a few videos, throw up a five-minute website on Weebly or Wix and be off to the races.

The Born Freelancer Talks with Mary Ito About Podcasting


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Mary Ito’s latest bold venture has been to return to freelancing in order to take on a number of projects including an exciting new challenge: podcasting. Never one to do anything by half-measures, it will surprise no one familiar with her work to learn Ito has launched not one but two original podcasts this year.

Why I killed my newsroom career

Megan DeLaire
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I still want to be a journalist. I quit my last full-time job in October and started freelancing. I sell single malt scotch whisky at a Scottish public house on weekends for extra cash. I have enough energy to develop interests I didn’t study in university. I’ve started a podcast about outdoor adventure sports. I don’t have an office job. I don’t have a salary. I don’t have the career I planned for. I’m fine with that. I am happier. I have control.

The Born Freelancer Reveals: Secrets of Where I Like to Work


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For me, the craft of writing has three distinct phases: Prep, Writing and Editing. Each requires its own separate and ideal circumstances for my maximum prolificness.

The Born Freelancer Examines Teaching: A Post-Pandemic Primer


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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. In my previous column, on Ageism, I [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.

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]