‘News’

Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Feb 13-19

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:  Global News cuts staff across Canada as they undertake reorganization [J-Source] Torstar cuts jobs, internship programs; board chair says the company is fighting for […]

Posted on February 19, 2018 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

2018 Public Lending Rights Program registration open February 15 to May 1

Canadian authors, illustrators and photographers with published books should invest some time over the next few weeks to register for the Public Lending Rights Program. The program is a Canada Council for the Arts program that distributes payments to Canadian creators in compensation for the lending out of their books through Canadian public libraries. This year’s registration […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Feb 6-12

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:  Applications open for 2018 Magazines Canada Fellowship Program [Magazines Canada] Top Five Ways to Spot Fake News [J-Source] Discourse Media is launching a membership […]

Posted on February 12, 2018 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Story Board joins National NewsMedia Council

Story Board is now a member of the National NewsMedia Council.  The NNC is Canada’s national press council. It was established in 2015 to promote ethical practices within the news media as well as to review and adjudicate complaints from the public. Most of the English-language daily and community papers in Canada belong to the NNC, […]

Posted on February 8, 2018 at 11:00 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: 

National Writers Union settles freelance non-payment grievance

The National Writers Union settled a grievance last week on behalf of twenty freelancers who are owed money by the American science magazine Nautilus. The NWU, an American trade union that represents freelance writers, published an open letter to Nautilus in December stating that the magazine was in breach of multiple contracts and owed a […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Jan 30-Feb 5

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:  Times Colonist cuts four staff just weeks after call for voluntary resignations [J-Source] Journalists’ attitudes towards activism are shifting. Are newsroom policies keeping up? […]

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CMG Freelance members get access to free photography training through KelbyOne

Are you a professional photographer in need of a skills upgrade? Or would you like to improve your photography abilities in order to diversify your freelance business? One of the benefits of membership in CMG Freelance is access to the online training platform KelbyOne, which has over 700 training modules on photography, Photoshop and Lightroom. […]

Posted on January 31, 2018 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Jan 23-29

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:  Ottawa poised to help newspapers in upcoming budget [CBC] Message to co-workers at VICE Canada on a difficult day [CMG] CJF-CBC Indigenous Journalist Fellowships […]

Posted on January 29, 2018 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Top Five Ways to Spot Fake News

by Bailey Martens Calling the morgue to confirm whether an employee was cremated while having a nap is not fun, says Jane Lytvynenko. But for contemporary journalists, this kind of fact-checking task is an important part of the job. Lytvynenko, an investigative reporter for BuzzFeed Canada, ran a session at the 80th annual NASH journalism […]

Posted on January 24, 2018 at 8:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT

Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Jan 16-22

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire.

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