‘News’

Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer July 18-24

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 braces for possible strikes at five stations [iPolitics] Lay offs at Vice include cuts at Vice Canada [J-Source] CMG to ensure members’ […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer July 11-17

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:  News health bolstered by local collaborations, expert’s work shows [J-Source] Province using rarely used power to help end Chronicle Herald strike [CBC] Federal Court […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer July 5-10

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:  This is Worldtown is dedicated to telling the stories of women of colour [J-Source] The elusive data behind copyright reform [Policy Options] Postmedia turns […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer June 27-July 4

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: Ryan McMahon has big plans for his Indigenous media platform [J-Source] It’s time to start The Conversation in Canada [J-Source] The Toronto Star, “surprised […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer June 20-26

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 the New York Times has learned covering Canada so far [J-Source] The Gig Is Up: How the Freelance Economy Is Changing Work […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer June 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: Announcing the National Media Awards Foundation [Magazine Awards] New radio stations to serve urban Indigenous communities in 5 cities: CRTC [CBC] Magazines Canada breaks new […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer June 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: After living abroad, I can’t find a journalism job in Canada [J-Source] Feasibility report on a magazine paid internship program [Magazines Canada] Student media […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer May 30-June 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 leads in Digital Publishing Awards [Canadian Magazines[ Ontario reforms its labour laws, but keeps many of us on hold [CMG] Alicia […]

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Freelancers, contract workers, and the Changing Workplaces Review

The world of work has changed dramatically over the past few decades. More people are working part time. More people are self-employed and more people in different fields are considered “freelancers” than ever before. Government policy has been slow to catch up with these changes. The government of Ontario made progress this month in adjusting its employment laws to […]

Posted on May 31, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer May 24-29

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: Announcing the Winners of the 40th Anniversary National Magazine Awards [Magazine Awards] The Changing Workplace Review calls for protection for urban workers [Urban Worker Project] […]

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