Calling All Young Freelancers

Mediaville Montreal, in association with the Quebec Community Groups Network and Concordia University’s Journalism Department, presents:

Your Freelance Success Story:

How to Beat Your Own Path to a Media Career, Without Selling Your Soul (Or Losing Your Shirt)

Date: Saturday, March 13, 2010

Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Place: Concordia University Journalism Department, 7141 Sherbrooke St. W., Room CJ 3.307

Cost: Free, but space is limited to 12 participants (ages 18-29 only)

Admission requirements: In 100 words or less, explain why journalism remains relevant, despite the changing media landscape. Submit to info@mediaville.ca.

Description: Publishing content, whether text, images, audio or video, has never been easier. Getting paid to do so is a whole other story. Join freelancer Giancarlo La Giorgia for a workshop that will discuss the challenges that independent media professionals face, how freelancers are coping and in many cases thriving within the new media reality, and how to make an impact while still making a living.

Presenter: Giancarlo La Giorgia, Concordia j-school class of ’04, is an award-winning writer and bestselling author based in Montreal. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications, including the Globe and Mail, Boston Globe and CBC.ca. He is the Quebec chapter president of the Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC) and the founder of Mediaville Montreal.

Key topics:

  • Professional development
  • Creative vs. corporate work
  • Collectivism
  • Community engagement
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