Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer July 23–29 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?
- Saint John internet radio coming as stations strike [CBC] (via @karenatcmg)
- ParentsCanada magazine strikes partnership with Kids’ CBC [Masthead]
- Manitoba magazine Hearts of the Country closing [Canadian Magazines]
- New index ranks Canadian magazines by Twitter followers [Masthead]
- ‘There will be no more professional writers in the future’ [The Globe and Mail]
- How to write about people [Canadian Magazines]
From the U.S. and beyond:
- Could Kickstarter be used to crowdfund journalism? [GigaOM] (via @mathewi)
- Washington Post reporter sent drafts to sources [Poynter]
- Olympic journalism: 16 winning examples of interactive projects from UK news outlets [Journalism.co.uk] (via @journochat)
- How journalists can do a better job correcting errors on social media [Poynter]
- Spin Announces Layoffs and Drops Nov./Dec. Issue [Media Decoder/New York Times] (via @mediagazer)
- 6 ways journalists can use press releases effectively [Poynter]
From Story Board last week:
- Making the most of LinkedIn : With LinkedIn in the headlines over the past few weeks, I’ve been thinking about my own neglected LinkedIn profile with a mild sense of shame. LinkedIn has always struck me as the driest of the social networking sites. It’s all business, unlike my newsy Twitter stream and my gossip-laden Facebook feed. But I’m realizing lately that I’ve been hugely underestimating the site. It isn’t only useful for active job seekers, it’s a a valuable networking tool with a lot to offer freelance writers…
- The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #1 – Colleen Kimmett : In this new feature, Story Board asks Canadian writers to share a few details about their work habits and their strategies for navigating the ups and downs of freelance life….
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