Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer April 9–15, 2012
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?
- Publishers “blindsided” by 25 per cent increase in Indigo co-op fees [Quill & Quire blog]
- CBC’s bet on satellite radio could pay dividends [Globe & Mail] (via @kimfox)
- It’s time to reimagine Canadian content [Toronto Star’s The Network] (via @karenatcmg)
From the U.S. and beyond:
- Scooped by Mike Wallace [The New Yorker News Desk] (via @mediagazer)
- How The New York Times invented disaster coverage with Titanic sinking [Poynter.org] (via @canice)
- Lessons learned from a letter to curmudgeons [The Buttry Diary) (via @romenesko)
- Newspaper reporter: fifth worst job? US careers study seems to think so [Journalism.co.uk]
- Salon and AlterNet launch partnership to fund investigative journalism [AlterNet] (via @MikeSweetman)
- The life cycle of copy editing [The Crimson White] (via @eac_acr)
- Journalists ‘should have to argue public interest for unlawful methods in court’ [Guardian.co.uk]
- How journalists train to stay safe while covering hostile environments [Poynter.org]
- How to avoid getting fired for your blog [Media Bistro 10,000 Words] (via @NiemanReports)
- How my job as a business journalist has changed: Greenberg [CNBC.com] (via @mediagazer)
From Story Board last week:
- How will the CBC cuts affect you?: The news that the CBC would lose 10 per cent of its budget — $115 million over three years — was worrying to both CBC employees and the millions of Canadians who watch, listen and read what it produces. But now we know who will feel those cuts most acutely.
- Domestic bliss? The Born Freelancer on the merits (and pitfalls) of working at home: Several posts ago I wrote about the pains and pleasures of having your own out-of-home office (and how to find one). This time I’m going to talk about the ups and downs of working at home.
Spot a story you think we should include in next week’s Off the Wire? Email the link to email@example.com.