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Apr 15, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Yes, there is some uneasiness caused by CUP's diminishing finances, but the organization is in for an exciting transformation, writes national executive Jane Lytvynenko. 

Apr 15, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Twitter Canada’s Steve Ladurantaye, Council of Ontario Universities’ Wendy McCann and National Campus and Community Radio Association’s Shelley Robinson will each sit for a one-year term. 

Apr 14, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

I am a proud CUPpie and always will be, writes Robert Murray, but somewhere in the past decade, the Canadian University Press lost its way. When the large papers didn’t get the say they felt they deserved, they left the organization, taking their revenues and resources with them. What those papers left behind was a trail of infighting and petty attacks that brought the needs of individuals ahead of the needs of the group.

Apr 11, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Unpaid internships are not “free” work since you still get something valuable out of it—a byline, writes Andrew Snook.

Apr 09, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The Canadian University Press has eliminated its two full-time positions of president and national bureau chief and consolidated the work into one national executive position. 

Apr 07, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

What’s life like after J-School? Adrian Ma, Rana Abdel Latif, and Marit Mitchell, members of Ryerson University's first cohort of Master of Journalism students share what the alumni are up to, how they got to where they are, and their advice on how to make the most of your degree. 

Mar 27, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

As the news industry continues to shed jobs, freelancing skills have never been more important for prospective journalists. So, what makes a good freelancer? How do you sell your work to different markets, including foreign media? What role does social media play in a freelancer’s career? We get the answers from two freelance journalists: Matt Braga, a former National Post technology reporter, and Andrew Livingstone, a former Toronto Star reporter. Join host Brennan Reid, a Wilfrid Laurier University journalism student, on Thursday, March 27 at 1 p.m. ET for this live chat. Tweet your questions for Braga and Livingstone using #FreelanceChat.

Mar 10, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

While covering the Olympics in a foreign country presents logistical challenges, working at home in Canada to manage the deluge of content coming in from the Sochi Games had its own set of challenges. Ryerson journalism student Alex Chippin shares what he learned on his internship at Yahoo Canada Sports. 

Mar 03, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The Canadian University Press has launched a fundraising campaign to raise $50,000 to save itself. The newswire in dire financial straits, and if the money cannot be raised, it will likely shut down. 

Feb 21, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The newswire, which is a non-profit co-operative of Canadian campus newspapers, will lay off 12 part-time staff, effective March 1. CUP has a projected deficit of $7,000 for this year and if it cannot fundraise $50,000 in a campaign starting next week, the cooperative will likely shut down. 

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