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The holiday season, freelancer-style

Whether you’ve got too much work to do during this busy month or not enough work coming in during the most expensive time of year, the holiday season can be a tough time for freelancers. There’s been lots of advice on Twitter this month for freelancers wondering how to survive the next couple of weeks. Here’s a handy round-up of […]

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Dec 9-15

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:  Memo: Jennifer McGuire on changes to CBC newscasts [J-Source] Media mogul Moses Znaimer in talks to buy Sun News Network [Globe and Mail] […]

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

Graphic Designers of Canada decries government logo design contest

Prominent members of Canada’s graphic design industry are angry about a government plan to source the logo for the country’s upcoming 150th anniversary through a contest for students. Graphic Designers of Canada, the country’s federally chartered accreditation body for graphic and communication design professionals, says the contest demonstrates a lack of understanding about the graphic design industry and a lack of respect for […]

Posted on December 11, 2014 at 8:50 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Who’s afraid of an unpaid internship?

by Maggie Reid   Less than two weeks after Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz advised youth to take unpaid positions to boost their resumes, a group of aspiring and emerging media workers, activists and academics gathered to tackle the weight of these words. On November 12, the Communications Workers of America-Canada’s Associate Member program […]

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

Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Dec 2-8

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:  How to be productive during holiday downtime [PWAC Toronto] Holiday cheer for wordy types [Masthead] How to connect with potential clients on social media […]

Posted on December 8, 2014 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Nov 25-Dec 1

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:  Ezra Levant loses libel case, must pay $80,000 to man he defamed [National Post] Tax tips for freelancers [J-Source] Canadian University Press must reinvent […]

Posted on December 1, 2014 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Media Works Handbook looking for freelance pitches

Have you got an idea for a story related to labour and the media? A new project is looking for pitches from members of CMG Freelance and CWA Canada. The unions have partnered with CUP and the NCRA on a project called Media Works: Labour Rights and Reporting Handbook. The handbook is seeking stories that cast a critical eye on subjects such as […]

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: 

Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Nov 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:  Blow-by-blow: Behind the scenes at the CBC meeting in Montreal [CMG] Magazines win big at Canadian Online Publishing Awards [Canadian Magazines] Unpaid journalism […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Nov 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:  Thousands march in support of CBC and Radio-Canada [CBC] CBC/Radio Canada in danger of disappearing forever [Toronto Star] Shameless magazine celebrates 10th anniversary […]

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Unpaid Pan Am Games writing jobs raise ire

  Last Thursday, Toronto freelance writer and investigative journalist Andrew Livingstone ran across a job ad posted by the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games. The ad was seeking five writers to produce feature content for websites, publications, newsletters and brochures. Duties included interviewing sources, fact checking and writing to deadline, as well as attending and covering events and […]

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 9:07 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,