‘News’

Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Sept 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:  Surprise beneficiary of federal minimum wage: Radio reporters [J-Source] Finalists for the 6th annual COPA awards have been announced [Masthead Online] Want to [...]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Sept 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:  CRTC points finger at CBC’s funding model for broadcaster’s woes [Financial Post] (via @karenatcmg) CBC execs tell CRTC it can no longer afford to [...]

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What do student journalists need?

by Kayla Perry On July 19, student journalists associated with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and CWA Canada gathered during the Netroots Nation conference to answer one question: what do student journalists need? During the three hour meeting, attendees discussed what student journalists need in order to succeed, in both their university careers and their professional careers once they graduate. Included [...]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Sept 3-8

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:  Ask a Mentor: How do you network with journalists? [J-Source] 5 books to whet journalism students’ appetites [J-Source] Your Guide to Fall 2014 Magazine Writing Contests [...]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer August 26-Sept 2

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:  John Macfarlane dishes on the stories behind his storied career [Globe and Mail] (via @Canadianmags) 11 mistakes to avoid as a newbie journalist [...]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer August 19-25

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 Tyee goes national, putting a full-time investigative reporter in Ottawa [Canadian Magazines] Newspapers Canada reveals proposal for a national press council [J-Source] [...]

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Apparent execution of journalist James Foley a terrible reminder of the risks freelancers take

News outlets are reporting today on the apparent death of American freelance journalist James Foley. Foley, who had been reporting on the Middle East for such outlets as Agence France-Presse and GlobalPost, was kidnapped in Syria nearly two years ago. Yesterday, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants posted a video online that appears to show Foley’s execution. In the [...]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer August 12-18

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:  With jobs for life dead, today’s workers forced to be flexible [Globe and Mail] Bell Canada cancels massive unpaid-internship program [Toronto Star]  Magazine [...]

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Working Journalists aims to improve conditions for Chicago-area freelancers

by Rachel Sanders Rob Dicker felt totally secure in his position as staff photographer with Pioneer Press. He had skills, seniority and a great relationship with his manager. So it came as a total shock when he was called into a meeting in May 2013 by his newspaper’s corporate owner, Sun-Times Media. The company laid off its entire [...]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer August 6-11

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:  A moment of silence for CBC in Thunder Bay [J-Source] AAM releases Canadian magazine stats for first half of 2014 [Masthead] Canadian magazine [...]

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