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<span id="_ctl16__ctl0_head_title">Ryerson: The Chang School: Course: CDJN 449</span>

CDJN 449 Freelancing the Future


Course series
Communication & Design Program Area


Duration: 19.5 Hours
Fee: $436.06* (Payment in full is required at time of enrolment; HST Included.)


All social and economic indicators point to freelancing as the way of the future in journalism and communications. This seven-week workshop provides participants with the knowledge and skill to become self-employed professionals. Topics include finding and proposing ideas, marketing yourself, establishing and negotiating fees, preparing a business plan, market opportunities, tax advantages, what you need to get started, and much more.

Note: Instructor: Paul McLaughlin is an award-winning magazine writer, broadcaster, and playwright. A journalist since 1973, he has been published extensively in most major Canadian magazines, and has worked as a producer and freelance interviewer for CBC Radio. He has written four books, including How to Interview (originally titled Asking Questions: The Art of the Media Interview). Paul has also produced videos, including Hockey Night in Hollywood, a CTV special starring Wayne Gretzky. A journalism instructor at Ryerson University, Paul has also taught journalism at Carleton University and Algonquin College.

Fall 2016
Enrolment for this term is closed.
There are no classes/sections scheduled for this course in Fall 2016
Winter 2017
Enrolment for this term is closed.
There are no classes/sections scheduled for this course in Winter 2017
Spring/Summer 2017
Priority enrolment is open through RAMSS only for students registered in certificate programs. Regular enrolment begins on February 27, 2017.
There are no classes/sections scheduled for this course in Spring/Summer 2017

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