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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…]

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…]

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


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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…]

CBC Doc Mentorship Program deadline October 16


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CBC Radio’s Doc Mentorship Program is once again open for pitches this fall. Experienced audio freelancers are invited to submit a pitch to the program, which is also open to all CBC employees – staff, contract and temps. The program [Read the full article…]

Forum Freelance Fund competition re-opens


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After suspending its 2020 competition due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Forum Freelance Fund has now re-opened for applications. The fund offers bursaries of up to $2500 to help Canadian freelancers — and foreign freelancers working for Canadian media — [Read the full article…]

Are you having a CERB summer?


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by Steven Threndyle  It will soon be Labour Day and, as the vast majority of public health officials predicted back in March, COVID-19 is still going strong. One thing that will end is the $2000 per month Canadian Emergency Relief [Read the full article…]

Halifax freelancer’s firing an unfortunate reminder to watch what you tweet


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An incident in Halifax this week is a sad reminder to freelancers everywhere of the dangers of social media. A long-time freelance arts reporter had their radio columns at CBC canceled over a crude tweet about the son of Nova [Read the full article…]

People before protons: How to pitch a science story


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by Monte Stewart Tim Lougheed has been guarding his secret for years. If he has his way, editors will never pry it out of him. “To other people, I will call myself a science writer,” he said. “If I’m selling [Read the full article…]