National Public Radio http://www.npr.org/about/pitch/
This is the page you should go to if you’d like to expand your ‘sphere of influence’. Also try going directly to the homepages of individual shows to see what their guidelines are.
This is an excellent public radio site that has all kinds of info on the craft of radio, equipment, writing aids, and you can even submit your work for airing and sale on public radio stations.
National Union of Journalists Freelance Page http://www.nuj.org.uk/inner.php?docid=57
This UK-based union has a large directory, guide to fees, and other valuable information you will need if freelancing to organizations in the United Kingdom.
Tod Maffin http://todmaffin.com/blogs/radiofreelancing/ http://www.todmaffin.com/blogs/radio/
These are two great sites from technology guru Tod Maffin, who also produces material for the CBC and is advising the Corporation on a podcast strategy. The RadioFreelancing.com site even has listings of freelance work available. Keep in touch with the world of radio through his ILoveRadio.org blog. Always some good reading!
Professional Writers Association of Canada www.pwac.ca
Formerly known as the Periodical Writers Association of Canada, PWAC is a great resource for freelancers writing for magazines, newpapers and professional contract work.
Media Kitty http://www.mediakitty.com/
This website puts together publicists and journalists, and includes listings of sponsored trips.
American Society of Journalists & Authors http://www.asja.org/
Founded in 1948, the American Society of Journalists and Authors is America’s leading organization of independent nonfiction writers.
The Writers Guild of Canada http://www.writersguildofcanada.com/
The Writers Guild of Canada is a national association representing more than 1,800 writers working in film, television, radio, and multimedia production in Canada.
Canadian Authors Association http://www.canauthors.org/
The Canadian Authors Association is Canada’s national writing organization. Founded in 1921, the CAA has played a key role in the support and development of the Canadian writing community.
Editors’ Association of Canada http://www.editors.ca/
The Editors’ Association of Canada promotes professional editing as key in producing effective communications. Its 1,600-plus members, salaried and freelance, work with individuals and in the corporate, technical, government, non-profit, and publishing sectors.
National Writers Union http://www.nwu.org/
The National Writers Union is a U.S.-based labor union that represents freelance writers in all genres, formats, and media.
Copyright Clearance Centre http://www.copyright.com/
Copyright Clearance Center is a provider of copyright licensing and compliance solutions for the information content industry. You would contact them if you were responsible for clearing copyright for a clip from a TV show or movie, for example, you were using in your piece. Most of the time the CBC would take care of this, but you should be aware of your responsibilities in this regard. See the appropriate section regarding copyright in the collective agreement.
The Editorial Freelancers Association http://www.the-efa.org/
The Editorial Freelancers Association is a U.S.-based, not-for-profit, professional organization of self-employed workers in the publishing and communications industries.