Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Nov 27-Dec 3
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?
- 6 things you should read before entering the National Magazine Awards [Magazine Awards Blog]
- When it comes to gender representation in media, do we need binders full of women? [J-Source]
Getting Started Telling Stories in Sound [Canadian Sound & Story Workshop]
- Winnipeg media, an Ikea party and the issue of freebies: CBC [J-Source]
- One of these days, we gotta get organized [Canadian Magazines]
The five biggest distractions when working from home [Globe and Mail] (via @luigibenetton)
- How to Attend a Book Launch [Hazlitt] (via @timfalconer)
From the U.S. and beyond:
- Esquire in New Venture With Digital Publisher [New York Times] (via @NiemanLab)
- Random House Launches New Digital-Only Imprints [Publishers Weekly] (@Mediagazer)
Victims of the Penguin & Random House Merger: Literary Agents [Daily Beast] (via @Mediagazer)
- Digital-Only Magazine Readership Up Nearly 50 Percent [AdWeek] (via @natalieturvey)
- Atavist begins offering in-app subscriptions to its stories [Nieman Lab] (via @mediagazer)
- Simon & Schuster Launches Self-Publishing Service [MediaBistro]
- Why E-book Distribution Is Completely and Utterly Broken (and How to Fix It) [The Scholarly Kitchen]
- AAM unveils guidelines for magazines going digital [Masthead]
From Story Board last week:
- Award for excellence in labour reporting: The Canadian Media Guild is inviting freelancers who’ve written about labour issues over the past year to enter their work to be considered for a $1000 award...
- Adjudicators wanted for CUP’s John H. McDonald Journalism Awards: The Canadian University Press is on the hunt for adjudicators for their 2013 “Johnnies” — awards given for excellence in student reporting across the country..
- Taking the “free” out of freelancing panel wrap-up: How many people here are thinking about going the freelance route at some point in your writing careers? My first question is met with a few raised hands, maybe a third of the room. I’m speaking on a panel called “Taking the ‘free’ out of freelancing,” organized by CWA Canada and Canadian University Press (and hosted by The Eyeopener) for beginner freelancers…