Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Dec 2-8

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:

 

Last week on Story Board:

  • The Born Freelancer on Advising Wannabees: This is the time of year for greater social interaction, even among self-professed curmudgeonly writers. But with it also comes the greater likelihood of hearing those inevitable dreaded words: “I’d love to be a writer too. Could you spare a couple minutes”?…
  • Desmond Cole on crowdfunding to get to Ferguson: Desmond Cole is a Toronto freelancer and political commentator who writes about policing, race and social justice for a variety of media outlets. When the grand jury decision came down in Ferguson, Missouri last Monday, he felt compelled to go there in search of the stories that weren’t being told…

 

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 December 8, 2014 at 9:00 am by editor · · Tagged with: ,

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