Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer July 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:

 

From the U.S. and beyond:

 

From Story Board last week:

  • The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #10 – Amy Jo Ehman: In this regular 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…
  • Unpaid internships under the microscope at last:It seems as though the issue of unpaid internships has reached a breaking point this summer. The watershed Black Swan ruling last month appears to have led to a flood of lawsuits by former interns alleging breach of labour laws…
  • Do you freelance for CBC? Have your say!: The Canadian Media Guild is starting negotiations for a new collective agreement. Every time they go to the table, the Guild wants to make sure it’s addressing the concerns of its members — and that includes freelancers. If you freelance for CBC, they want your input…

 

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

 
Posted on July 8, 2013 at 9:05 am by editor · · Tagged with: ,

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