‘News’

Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Sept 12-18

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:  Here’s what Jessica Johnson has planned for The Walrus [J-Source] Here’s why editorial staff at the National Post have started a unionization drive [J-Source] […]

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Canadian Writers Group comments on new Globe and Mail freelance agreement

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Posted on September 14, 2017 at 4:01 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT

National Post newsroom announces union drive

TORONTO, ONT.: It has been a year of unprecedented events, of things we once thought were beyond the realm of possibility. A reality television star is president of the United States. Ontario’s liquor control board is planning to sell marijuana. And the National Post is unionizing. As a newspaper that has had a conservative editorial […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Sept 6-11

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:  Five totally awesome (and free) resources for journalists [J-Source] Announcing the 2017 Dave Greber Freelance Writers Awards winners [Dave Greber Awards] Here are the […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer August 29-Sept 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:  Globe and Mail axes Tabatha Southey, Leah McLaren [Canadaland] Malahat Review Open Season Awards submissions now open [Malahat Review] Free speech groups speak out against […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer August 22-28

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:  Announcing the Jack Layton Journalism for Change Fellowship [Rabble] Print distribution of the Globe and Mail coming to an end in Atlantic provinces [J-Source] A guide […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer August 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:  The role of artists in truth-telling [J-Source] Venture Publishing founded by Ruth Kelly has closed its business operations [Masthead] Events celebrate the launch of […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer August 9-14

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:  Public consultations launched on reforming Copyright Board of Canada (via @TWUC) Chronicle Herald staff are heading back to work after 18 months on strike […]

Posted on August 14, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Chronicle Herald agreement ratified, ending 18-month strike

Striking workers at the Halifax Chronicle Herald ratified an agreement with their employer today, ending a strike that has stretched on for over 18 months. The Halifax Typographical Union, which represents the striking workers, announced that members voted 94 percent in favour of accepting the agreement. It was reached after two days of mediation led by a government-appointed […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer August 1-8

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:  Tentative deal reached between Chronicle Herald, striking employees [CBC] Turning your holiday into a travel writing opportunity [J-Source] Manipulating the Time-Space-Money Continuum [Rags to […]

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