‘News’

Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer August 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: Margaret Atwood column pulled, re-posted on National Post website [Globe and Mail] 7 ways to find your first client (or get new clients fast!) [The Freelance […]

Posted on August 24, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Digital newsrooms moving towards unionization

It’s been a big summer for unions and new media. The past few weeks have seen a string of stories about digital media workers organizing — employees at Gawker, Salon, Vice and The Guardian US have all voted to unionize since the beginning of June. This week, BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti told his employees that he doesn’t think unionizing would […]

Posted on August 20, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer August 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: CMG registers as a third party in the federal election [CMG] PWAC Chat: All about setting fees [Storify] (via @SueHorner) What freelance work looks […]

Posted on August 17, 2015 at 9:05 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Yellow Pages Canada offering content mill rates for app writing work

CMG Freelance is advising freelance writers across Canada not to accept work from Yellow Pages that pays in the range of 6 to 9 cents per word. Story Board has heard from several highly experienced writers who were approached by Yellow Pages Canada last week with an offer to write “Smart Lists” for Yellow Pages’ […]

Posted on August 14, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , , ,

Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer August 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: Broken Pencil magazine celebrates 20 years [Masthead] Evan Solomon back in political mix with new radio show on SiriusXM Canada, column in Maclean’s [Globe […]

Posted on August 10, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Content Creators Coalition making inroads for artists’ rights

The Content Creators Coalition, an American organization that advocates for “creators of cultural content,” has had some success over the past few weeks with its campaign for artists’ rights. In mid-July, NPR dropped out of the MIC Coalition — a group that is allegedly lobbying to reduce payments for music use — after pressure from the Content Creators Coalition […]

Posted on August 6, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: 

Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer July 28-August 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: Six Summer Reads to Improve Your Freelance Business [PWAC Toronto] I’m calling it: Podcasting is the future of journalism [The Tyee] CBC journalist takes […]

Posted on August 4, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer July 20-27

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: Broken Pencil celebrates two decades of ‘zining [Canadian Magazines] The Syrup Trap brings its humour to print [Masthead] Wrongful dismissal suit by The Tyee EIC […]

Posted on July 27, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Newspapers reject overreaching freelance photography contracts

by Rachel Sanders Freelance photographers have something to celebrate this week: a little pushback from newspapers against overreaching contracts for concert photography. The Montreal Gazette, La Presse, Le Journal de Montréal, Le Devoir and Métro refused to send photographers to the Taylor Swift show at the Bell Centre in Montreal last Tuesday because of a […]

Posted on July 15, 2015 at 11:35 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer July 7-13

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: newsroom culture at the Globe [J-Source] CanLit’s $100,000 controversy: Canadian writers and publishers react [The Province] Bad blood: The Taylor Swift photography contract […]

Posted on July 13, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,