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Southern Ontario freelancers wanted for research study on precarious work

A group of researchers is seeking freelancers in Southern Ontario to participate in a study on insecure employment. The study is part of a multi-year project exploring poverty and precarious employment in the area (PEPSO). The organizations leading the project include the School of Labour Studies at McMaster University in Hamilton and the United Way of [...]

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 10:37 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: 

Friends and colleagues mourn freelance writer and instructor Mark Anderson

News of the death of Ottawa freelance writer and journalism professor Mark Anderson was greeted with an outpouring of sadness and dismay late last week. J-Source reported yesterday that Anderson died of complications related to throat cancer on October 16th at the age of 51. Response on social media came, in large part, from Anderson’s former and current [...]

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Oct 15-20

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:  When Iggy Pop can’t live off his art, what chance do the rest have? [Globe and Mail] How media unions are making strides [...]

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

NewZulu Canada fills a need with its photography crowdsourcing platform

Legal cases that have arisen over improper use of photos sourced from social media over the past few years have demonstrated a growing need for a better system for crowdsourcing citizen journalism. Enter platforms like NewZulu — a crowdsourcing platform that recruits users to upload their photos of news events for potential sale to news outlets. [...]

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Oct 7-14

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:  Jesse Brown dishes on Canadaland and why we need more media criticism [J-Source] What the Postmedia-Sun deal will mean for the future of [...]

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 9:01 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Jesse Brown launches Patreon campaign to fund his independent podcast, Canadaland

by Rachel Sanders Jesse Brown saw an empty space on the Canadian media landscape. So he filled that niche with Canadaland, a weekly media criticism podcast that started a year ago this week. Over the past year, Canadaland has built up an audience of over 10,000 listeners. That’s a number that has been steadily climbing. But a year in, Brown [...]

Posted on October 8, 2014 at 1:42 pm by editor · One Comment · Tagged with: , ,

Applications for the Canadian Nieman Fellowship now open

The Martin Wise Goodman Canadian Nieman Fellowship is currently accepting requests for applications for the 2015-16 academic year. The fellowship offers a Canadian journalist the opportunity to take a mid-career sabbatical to study at Harvard University. Freelancers are welcome to apply. Applications are open to print journalists, photojournalists, editorial cartoonists, columnists and broadcast journalists who have [...]

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 9:00 am by editor · 2 Comments · Tagged with: ,

Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Sept 30-Oct 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:  Financial Housekeeping 101: How will a financial planner help? [PWAC Toronto] (via @LuigiBenetton) Factual TV workers still feeling the squeeze [CMG] (via @karenatcmg) [...]

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Sept 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:  Maggies Awards Finalists Announced [Canadian Magazines] Why undervaluing young journalists is a big mistake [J-Source] Memo: Postmedia announces four-platform launch date for Herald, [...]

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

5 Rules for Napping Like a Work-From-Home Pro

  by Alexander Huls You’re working from home, sitting at your computer, slaying deadlines left and right, firing off emails like nobody’s business. Then you hit that time of the day. Your eyelids suddenly get droopy. Your brain seems to replace its matter with cotton candy. You hit that crossroad that all work-from-homers face: to [...]

Posted on September 26, 2014 at 9:24 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,