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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.

Observations of a freelance writer/broadcaster at the NPAC Photojournalism Conference

Story by Rebecca Hass - Photo by Andy Clark
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While my friends and colleagues in the writing and broadcasting world were at the Toronto Canadian Media Guild conference this past May, I was in Vancouver manning a table at another media conference: The News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) Photojournalism Conference. [Read the full article…]

The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #16 — Ryan Bigge

by Rachel Sanders
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In this regular feature, Story Board asks Canadian writers to share a few details about their work habits and their strategies for navigating the ups and downs of freelance life.   Toronto writer Ryan Bigge works as a content strategist, consultant and digital [Read the full article…]

Sara Steffens on the challenges and benefits of freelance organizing

by Rachel Sanders
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The world, it seems, is going freelance. With traditional media in a state of massive restructuring, there are more independent media workers than ever before. Freelance unions (such as our own CMG Freelance) are growing and expanding to provide advocacy and support to the [Read the full article…]

Warning: The Revelation Magazine

The Story Board Editor
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Freelance writers, photographers and web developers are advised that a Toronto-based startup magazine is behind on payments to its contributors.