Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer August 28-September 4 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?

From Canada:

From the U.S. and beyond:

From Story Board last week:

  • How to pitch interactive projects to the NFB: Diversification is without a doubt one of the keys to freelancing successfully. And although opportunities in traditional media seem to be on the decline lately, publishing innovations and new media present writers with exciting new possibilities. The trick is knowing where to find them. I stumbled across one recently and set out to get you the low-down on pitching interactive projects to the National Film Board of Canada
  • The Born Freelancer on basic recording on a budget 101 – Part 1: Whether you are interviewing for print or broadcast, a good clean audible recording is essential for every working journalist. And since we freelancers are entirely responsible for choosing and acquiring our own resource tools, it makes sense to find and maintain a ready-to-go basic, reliable, and cost-effective recording system…

Spot a story you think we should include in next week’s Off the Wire? Email the link to or tweet us at @storyboard_ca.

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