Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Oct 16-22

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: Treat stories about suicide with dignity and compassion [J-Source] Call for Judges: 42nd National Magazine Awards [Magazine Awards] Can Canada’s artistic middle class be […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Oct 10-15

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: Alberta Government Invests in the Province’s Magazine Industry [Magazines Canada] What it’s like to earn a living freelance writing in Canada [J-Source] Alberta announces […]

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Class Action Lawsuit A Big Step Toward Fairness For Factual & Reality TV Workers

Claim says hundreds hired improperly, denied pay & benefits TORONTO (Oct. 9, 2018) – The Canadian Media Guild / CWA Canada is welcoming a $35-million class action lawsuit filed by law firm Cavalluzzo on behalf of hundreds of reality and factual TV workers who have worked at Cineflix Canada, which produces such TV shows as Property […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Oct 2-9

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler?   From Canada: Over 250 Canadian news media outlets have closed in the last ten years [J-Source] Alberta Magazine Publishers Association PitchFest [AMPA] Sara Mojtehedzadeh, Investigative […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Sep 25-Oct 1

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler?   From Canada: Refinery 29 to launch in Canada in October [J-Source] New report finds newspaper cuts bad news for local political coverage [J-Source] Negotiations with […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Sep 18-24

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: Reporting on Indigenous stories [AMPA] A new era of ethics [Toronto Star] Why precarious work threatens the health of millennials [The Tyee] The Sprawl […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Sep 11-17

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: 7 Ways For Freelancers To Boost Productivity [The Freelance Hustle] Europe provides a roadmap to better internet for authors [Writers Union of Canada] UQAM […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Sep 5-10

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: Postmedia threatens to lock out Ottawa Citizen and Sun staff if offer rejected [J-Source] How Canadian journalists take care of themselves [J-Source] The Urban […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Aug 28-Sep 4

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: 7 smart ways for freelancers to boost productivity [Freelance Hustle] On Labour Day weekend, ponder importance of unions, free press for our society [CWA […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Aug 21-27

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: Ottawa union bargaining results may reverberate across Postmedia [J-Source] This Mag launches a national talk series [Canadian Magazines] CMG steps up fight for fairness […]

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