‘News’

Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Jan 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: How Exclaim! became the last Canadian music magazine still standing [National Post] Postmedia posts Q1 profit on debt deal [J-Source] Off the Page, with […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Jan 4-9

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: Off the Page with Marta Iwanek [Magazine Awards] Short Prose Competition call for submissions [TWUC] Entries are open for Digital Publishing Awards 2017; deadline […]

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Writers’ Rights event in Toronto January 28

An optimistic view of the state of freelance journalism is a rare thing these days. But author and University of Toronto professor Nicole Cohen has one. She says that although it can be hard to stay positive in the face of challenging conditions for freelance workers, her research has demonstrated that there are some reasons to be hopeful. Cohen’s new book, […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Dec 29-Jan 3

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: Fake news is a false problem: Salutin [Toronto Star] Opinion: Who gets to speak on behalf of the Indigenous community? [CBC] 2017: The year […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Dec 20-28

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: Holiday books from the National Magazine Awards [Magazine Awards] Call for entries for 2017 National Magazine Awards are now open [J-Source] The best of the […]

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Journalism interns: Share your experiences!

Did you work as a journalism intern at a media company in Canada or the United States between 2013 and 2016? Researcher Errol Salamon would like to hear about your experiences. He’s working on a research project on journalism internships, and is interested in hearing about what was beneficial and what could have been improved about your […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Dec 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: Off the Page, with Richard Kelly Kemick [Magazine Awards] New CBC opinion section provides more paid writing opportunities for freelancers [J-Source] Treat yourself to […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Dec 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: When a reporter has to make the ‘Death Knock’ [J-Source] Volunteering for the sake of the industry, Martin Seto has some things to say […]

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Edmonton media outlet Taproot pays the writers

  Karen Unland is appalled by publishers that don’t pay their freelancers. The co-founder of the brand new Edmonton media outlet Taproot says relying on unpaid writers is the sign of a broken business model. “It just seems like if you can’t pay the people who are doing the work, it’s not a viable business,” she says. […]

Posted on December 9, 2016 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

National Magazine Awards Foundation announces new categories, Freelancer Support Fund

The National Magazine Awards Foundation announced a revamped set of categories last week that are designed to increase the value and prestige of the awards. There are 25 categories this year, including 14 writing awards and 7 visual awards. Instead of focusing on subject matter, the new categories are defined by form. They include such categories as long-form […]

Posted on December 5, 2016 at 10:30 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,