Archive for the ‘News’ Category

New mentorship program aims to make room up front for BIPOC photojournalists in Canada


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A new Canadian mentorship program aims to help photographers from diverse backgrounds make a career in visual storytelling. Called Room Up Front, the program offers support to early career BIPOC photojournalists and documentary photographers. Vancouver-based photojournalist Jimmy Jeong said he [Read the full article…]

Canadian Freelance Guild progress update


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The guild has been busy creating resources for our members and looking for new ways to help self-employed creators during this difficult time.

Canadian Freelance Guild launches


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We did it! On Wednesday, April 1st, we welcomed into the world a brand new association for freelancers. On January 14th of this year, PWAC members voted to join the independent membership of the Canadian Media Guild Freelance Branch at a new [Read the full article…]

2020 Forum Freelance Fund training bursary open for applications


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Applications are now open for the 2020 Forum Freelance Fund competition. The fund offers bursaries of up to $2500 to help Canadian freelancers pay for hostile environment training. Bursaries must first be applied to course fees with the remainder to [Read the full article…]

New Canadian Freelance Guild nears launch


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The nearly 400 members of the CFG will include writers, photographers, podcasters, videographers, graphic designers and more.

News for the Canadian media freelancer Feb 11-18


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Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From around the web: Everything you need to know to start [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Feb 4-10


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Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From around the web: Tips for juggling writing and parenting [The [Read the full article…]

6th annual SABEW Canada Best in Business awards open for submissions


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Freelance business writers, the 6th annual SABEW Canada Best in Business awards are now open for submissions. There are 15 categories for the awards again this year, including investigative, long-form and short-form feature, and best young journalist. Freelancers who wish [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Jan 28-Feb 3


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Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From around the web: The power of the self-imposed deadline [Poynter] [Read the full article…]

Researcher seeks Millennial freelancers in Toronto


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If you were born between 1980 and 1995 and freelance in media in Toronto, you’re invited to share your experiences with a researcher at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Nancy Worth is in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management. [Read the full article…]