Archive for June, 2012

Event for TorStar freelancers Thursday to discuss contracts

There’s an event Thursday afternoon in Toronto for freelancers who contribute to the Toronto Star and The Grid. It’s an opportunity to talk about the campaign to improve the freelance contracts that TorStar began imposing a year ago that give enormous rights to the publisher. The Toronto Star contract covers all work the freelancer has […]

Posted on June 26, 2012 at 9:12 pm by story board · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Fighting private radio’s “culture of fear”

The employees of MBS Radio in Saint John just want a contract. Watch the video, read about the Canadian Media Guild’s negotiations with Maritime Broadcasting System on behalf of its employees, follow the campaign on Facebook and if you’re inclined to lend your support, send a message to MBS Radio owner Robert Pace. Via CMG.ca.

Posted on June 14, 2012 at 8:30 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , , , ,

The Born Freelancer on what to charge: Part 2

This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? Your input is welcome in the comments. In my previous post I began to share with you my thoughts on the burning question that confronts every freelancer time after time: […]

Posted on June 12, 2012 at 10:08 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer June 4–10, 2012

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, publishing, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: Best practices guide for magazine industry to be discussed at MagNet [Masthead] (via @jaclynlaw) Kobo online self-publishing tool gives aspiring authors more choices [Toronto […]

Posted on June 10, 2012 at 9:05 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

The Born Freelancer on what to charge: Part 1

This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? Your input is welcome in the comments. One of the most fundamental questions a freelancer will ever hear is also one of the most difficult to answer right away: How […]

Posted on June 6, 2012 at 11:36 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer May 28–June 3, 2012

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, publishing, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: Postmedia cuts jobs, print editions, adds paywalls: The roundup and reaction [J-Source] (via @natalieturvey) 5 questions to ask before you start to write your […]

Posted on June 3, 2012 at 9:00 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,