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Nonvella aiming to get writers paid “what they should be paid”

by Rachel Sanders   Tyee Bridge remembers the moment he first had the idea for Nonvella. “I was sitting at my kitchen table toiling away on a book proposal project for what was going to be a fairly long book about the end of the world – our fascination, obsession with it,” the Vancouver-based freelance writer told [...]

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 9:05 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer July 15-21

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:  Should J-schools teach advocacy journalism? [J-Source] CBC ‘in peril’ if funding cuts not reversed, former board members say [Globe and Mail] (via @jembradshaw) Guest [...]

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Freelance health benefits information video

Freelancers who are thinking about getting extended health insurance should take a few minutes to watch this video, which was recorded at a recent CMG Freelance info session about the ACTRA Fraternal Benefits Society (AFBS) health benefits plans for freelancers: AFBS is a not-for-profit, member-owned company that offers financial services exclusively to people working in the arts. The [...]

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT

Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer July 8-14

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 records loss as ad revenue continues to drop [Globe and Mail] Globe and Mail unionized workers approve new contract [Globe and Mail] Deal [...]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer July 1-7

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:  Globe and Mail union fights for all journalists, including those in communities [Consider This] (via @jsourceinnovate) Shaw plans to apply for national all-news channel [Globe [...]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer June 17-23

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:  What to do about the CBC? [Rabble]  Tyee looking for editor-in-chief, as Dave Beers takes on new role [J-Source] Canadian Media Guild details where [...]

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

The Tyee’s David Beers talks hiring, growth and the value of freelancers

  by Rachel Sanders David Beers says Canadian journalism is richer because of its freelancers. The former Editor in Chief of the Vancouver-based independent online magazine The Tyee has moved into an executive editor role and the magazine is seeking a new Editor in Chief to bring fresh perspective and energy into the ten-year-old publication. Beers says The Tyee was originally conceived [...]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer June 10-16

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:  Union memo: Globe wants editorial staff to produce “branded content” [J-Source] Opinion: If a media union can’t make endorsements, then editorial boards shouldn’t either [J-Source] [...]

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Ricochet is crowdfunding to pay the writers

by Rachel Sanders Paying writers is a key focus of Ricochet’s new model for journalism. The Montreal-based media project has been raising money with an Indiegogo campaign this month, most of which will go towards paying journalists for their work. With 7 days to go, the campaign has raised nearly three quarters of its $75,000 goal. Ethan Cox, one of the [...]

Posted on June 13, 2014 at 9:01 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Doctoral researcher seeks interviews with freelancers and interns

A doctoral researcher at Simon Fraser University is seeking freelancers and interns in Toronto and Vancouver to participate in her study of freelance working conditions. In particular, Mirjam Gollmitzer is looking for freelancers and interns in the Toronto area who are available for interviews between June 14th and 19th, inclusive. She is also seeking interviews with freelancers [...]

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