Freelance journalists use digital communications to organize a collective fight against rights-grabbing contracts.
Continue Reading (Dis)liking digital copyright demands
A look at the state of journalism school-sanctioned internships across Canada.
Continue Reading Canadian journalism schools and the internship issue…work for pay or pay to work?
Pending Postmedia sale among employee concerns that spurred drive.
Continue Reading Sun Media employees initiate drive to organize with Unifor
A colleague remembers Mustafa’s drive to cover issues in Egypt and Syria—and what made his status as a freelance photojournalist covering conflict zones particularly precarious.
Continue Reading Honouring Ali Mustafa, one year after his death
A U.K. publisher’s scheme to have students pay for their work to be published is the latest in a tradition of media taking advantage of free labour—one that hasn’t escaped Canada.
Continue Reading As paid work dwindles for student journalists, retail isn’t looking so bad
Join us on Monday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m. for a live blog of the Canadian Journalism Foundation’s upcoming J-Talk. “Ceiling, Cracked? News Women in Charge”.
Continue Reading LIVE BLOG: Ceiling, Cracked? News Women in Charge
As a freelancer, why should you protect your copyright? What are moral rights, anyway? How might these issues affect you? We turned to some of the Canadian Media Guild’s resident experts to explain.
Continue Reading Why does a freelancer’s copyright matter?
Thirteen press operators and mechanics at the Halifax Chronicle Herald were locked out Saturday, the company said in a news release.
Continue Reading Chronicle Herald locks out press room workers after failed contract negotiations
When John Lehmann, president of the News Photographers Association of Canada, heard that a Victoria newspaper was advertising for volunteer photographers, he found the news jaw-dropping.
Continue Reading NPAC president John Lehmann on why volunteer photography is a bad idea
Unifor Local 723M recommends rejection of final offer on first new contract since Bell’s 2010 CTV acquisition.
Continue Reading Updated: Bell Media employees ratify final offer in bargaining dispute