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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…]

National Observer staff officially unionized with CWA Canada


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Staff at the National Observer became CWA Canada’s newest members Wednesday with the announcement that an application for union certification had been approved. The Canadian Media Guild (CWA Canada Local 30213) filed for certification with the Canada Industrial Relations Board [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Jan 21-27


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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: How to safeguard your mental health as [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Jan 14-20


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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: Merger of 2 groups of independents gives [Read the full article…]

Ten Reasons to Join CMG Freelance


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From contract advice to professional development opportunities, CMG Freelance president Don Genova gives you ten good reasons to join our freelance union.

New association formed to represent Canadian media and communications professionals


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The membership of PWAC has voted to amalgamate with the Canadian Media Guild Freelance Branch to form the Canadian Freelance Guild.

News for the Canadian media freelancer Jan 7-13


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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: How to do solutions journalism in a [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Dec 10-16


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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: 3 ways for freelancers to set the [Read the full article…]

Doc Mentorship Program deadline January 6


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Audio freelancers, CBC Radio’s Doc Mentorship Program has a winter round of mentorships available this year, and the deadline for applications is January 6, 2020. Experienced audio freelancers are invited to submit a pitch to the program, which is also [Read the full article…]

CMG Freelance On the Move


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As of 2020, the independent membership portion of the Canadian Media Guild Freelance Branch will be moving to a new home at our parent organization, CWA-Canada.