As this academic year wraps up, so does another successful year in CUP’s partnership with CWA Canada.

This partnership aims to support you in building your skills as media workers, finding fair employment in the media and advocating for your rights as entry-level workers. If you’d like to take advantage of the partnership over the summer, here’s what you can do:

1) Sign up for a free CWA Canada Associate Membership, giving you access to paid freelancing opportunities, mentorships, training courses, contract advice, and more.

Then you can also,

2) Sign up for an online critique of your writing, design, photography or video work.

So what have we been up to this year?

We’ve set up:

How our summer online critiques work:

  1. You will be paired with a professional working at CBC, Canadian Press, Thomson Reuters or a newspaper.
  2. Your mentor will then send you constructive feedback on 2 – 3 pieces of your work.
  3. You can also schedule a 20-30 minute phone call to go over their comments, ask questions and get further advice.

If you’re interested in getting a critique done anytime between now and the end of August, sign up here.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me by phone or email if you have any questions about the program!

Katherine Lapointe
CUP-CWA Canada Program Coordinator
cwa@cup.ca | 416-795-8598