Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer March 26 – April 2

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:

  • Q and A on the TC Media freelance contract: (By André Dumont, former AJIQ vice-president) AJIQ (The Quebec Association of Independent Journalists) has gotten a lot of questions about the new TC Media contract. Here are a few of them, along with our answers…
  • This ain’t your parents’ advertorial: So Global TV is now airing “news” reports sponsored by advertisers. The piece about what a pain it is to do your taxes might be brought to you by Q&Z Tax services. The one about all the crime in the east end could be courtesy of the local police association. Advertisers are torqueing the concept of advertorial into all sorts of creepy concepts with almost unintelligible definitions…


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.

Posted on April 1, 2013 at 9:29 am by editor · · Tagged with: ,

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