‘News’

Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Nov 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:  Thousands march in support of CBC and Radio-Canada [CBC] CBC/Radio Canada in danger of disappearing forever [Toronto Star] Shameless magazine celebrates 10th anniversary […]

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Unpaid Pan Am Games writing jobs raise ire

  Last Thursday, Toronto freelance writer and investigative journalist Andrew Livingstone ran across a job ad posted by the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games. The ad was seeking five writers to produce feature content for websites, publications, newsletters and brochures. Duties included interviewing sources, fact checking and writing to deadline, as well as attending and covering events and […]

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 9:07 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Nov 4-10

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:  Can you afford to be a writer? [Toronto Star] (via @twuc) Legacy of a Legend [RRJ] (via @timfalconer) CBC executive calls Ghomeshi ‘egomaniacal’ […]

Posted on November 10, 2014 at 9:02 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

A Twitterstorm about unpaid writing… Storified

[View the story “Journalists react to Pan Am Games’ ad for volunteer feature writers” on Storify]

Posted on November 7, 2014 at 9:02 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Oct 29-Nov 3

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:  What happened inside Parliament Hill during the shooting: Q&A with Justin Ling [J-Source] An interview with Jesse Brown, the crowdfunded journalist who helped […]

Posted on November 3, 2014 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Oct 21-28

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 fires Jian Ghomeshi over sex allegations [Toronto Star] Postmedia losses deepen as print, digital ad sales drop [Globe and Mail] (via @jembradshaw) […]

Posted on October 27, 2014 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

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: , ,