‘News’

Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer June 23-29

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: Memo: CBC note to employees on field harassment [J-Source] Freelancer takes to Twitter to expose low-paying writing jobs [Masthead] Event review: Pitch Perfect [PWAC] […]

Posted on June 29, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Independent media is the heart of a democratic society

by Amanda Stewart On June 23rd, the Hamilton Independent Media Awards hosted a discussion panel at the Central Public Library in downtown Hamilton on the importance of independent media within a democratic society.  The panel consisted of Michelle Both — managing editor of Unpack Magazine; Luz Hernandez — director of La Presencia Latina; Ryan McGreal […]

Posted on June 26, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Freelance journalist Laura Robinson’s lawsuit against John Furlong underway in BC Supreme Court

Freelance journalist Laura Robinson’s defamation trial against former Olympics CEO John Furlong has been underway in BC Supreme Court since last Monday. The lawsuit stems from an article that Robinson wrote in September of 2012 for Vancouver’s Georgia Straight newspaper in which several  of Furlong’s former students alleged that he physically abused them when he was a […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer June 16-22

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: Vivian Smith’s “Outsiders Still” a hard look at Canadian newspapers’ gender problem [J-Source] Freelance journalist alleges former Vancouver Olympic CEO defamed her [Globe and […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer June 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: Magazine editor and writer Jocelyn Laurence has died [Canadian Magazines] CBC host Evan Solomon fired after Star investigation finds he took secret cut of […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer June 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: Working towards better coverage of Aboriginal issues [J-Source] Coming to a screen near you: 27 cent-per-story journalism? [J-Source] 61st annual KRW Awards honours the […]

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New CBC pitch guidelines up this week

Radio freelancers and independent audio producers will be interested to read the new CBC pitch guidelines that went up on the CBC’s website this week. The new pitch page has a heavier emphasis on podcasting, with descriptions that will help applicants differentiate between a podcast and a radio program, as well as a list of topics that the CBC is interested in exploring in […]

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New CMG video promotes Guide to Working in Canadian Factual TV Production

The Canadian Media Guild released a new video today to promote a factual TV industry guide produced in collaboration with Canadian factual TV workers. The Guide to Working in Canadian Factual TV Production offers information and advice to people working in non-fiction, reality, documentary and lifestyle television. CMG organizer Karen Wirsig says the guide was first […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer May 26-June 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: Writers in Canada make less than in 1998 [Toronto Star] Canadian writers working harder while earning less [TWUC] 5 journalists debunk myths about data reporting […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer May 20-25

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 casual sexism of being a female journalist [J-Source] Precarious labour debated in Parliament [Rabble] Transcontinental employee suspended after heckling female comic at printing […]

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