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CWA Canada Votes to Protect Interns

by Kayla Perry At CWA Canada’s National Representative Council (NRC) meeting on April 17, voting members unanimously agreed to endorse two documents, both of which aim to protect media interns in the workplace. The first document presented to the NRC by the CWA Canada Associate Member Steering Committee was a policy statement on the equitable […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer April 14-20

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: Latest round of cuts at CBC represents massive upheaval in newsgathering capacity [CMG] CBC says conclusions from Ghomeshi report “troubling and disappointing” [J-Source] What CBC […]

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Unpaid internships: A moral dilemma for journalism students and the media community

by Zoe Melnyk   Journalism students across Ontario are struggling with the moral dilemma of participating in unpaid internships while trying to build experience for their portfolios. Journalism students are being taught that simply having a degree isn’t enough to get a job anymore. Students are being pushed into doing internships and the majority of the […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer April 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: (Dis)liking digital copyright demands [J-Source] Canadian journalism schools and the internship issue…work for pay or pay to work? [J-Source] Canadian Journalism Foundation announces 2015 Excellence […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Mar 31-April 6

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: In science reporting, when does background become baggage? [J-Source] Black Press folds two Vancouver Island newspapers [J-Source] Finalists’ names for Atlantic Journalism Awards [Canadian […]

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2015 Dave Greber Freelance Writers Awards Seeking Submissions

If you’ve written about social justice issues this year, you’re eligible to submit your work for the Dave Greber Freelance Writers Awards. There are two awards — one for books and one for magazines — both of which are given to freelance writers of non-fiction on social justice-related topics. Books and magazines that have not yet been […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Mar 24-30

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: CBC announces 244 national cuts: A timeline [J-Source] Nominees announced for SABEW Best In Business Awards [Masthead] CAJ & AKFC announce two inaugural International Development […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Mar 17-23

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 a Happy Writer [Creative Nonfiction Collective] Your Guide to Winter/Spring 2015 Magazine Writing Contests [Magazine Awards] Libel law and the freelance […]

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After the death of freelancer Pamela Cuthbert, colleagues recall a generous person and great writer

Toronto freelance food journalist Pamela Cuthbert lost her life to a stroke on March 11th, leaving a husband and young son as well as a wide circle of extended family, friends and colleagues, many of whom have posted messages online expressing shock and sadness at her sudden passing. Cuthbert was an award-winning journalist who wrote for such publications as […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Mar 9-16

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: And then there was Shad: inside the search for the new host of Q [Globe and Mail] BuzzFeed to expand Canadian operations [Globe and […]

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