Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer May 16-23

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: Kim Pittaway, Michael de Pencier and D.B. Scott to co-host 40th Anniversary National Magazine Awards [Magazine Awards] ‘Emerging Indigenous Voices’ award to counter ‘cultural […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer May 9-15

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: Jonathan Kay has resigned as EIC of The Walrus [Canadian Magazines] Canada’s National Newspaper Awards have a diversity problem [J-Source] High-profile Canadian journalists pledge to […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer May 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: What impact will proposal to eliminate unpaid internships in federal industries have on media workers? [J-Source] Canada receives failing grades for protecting sources and […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer April 25-May 1

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: Magazine Grands Prix winners announced [Canadian Magazines] Canada Council pushes back opening of online application portal to June 5 [Canadian Magazines] Canada slips out […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer April 19-24

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: Union, Postmedia, strike deal to mitigate job losses at Vancouver Sun and Province [J-Source] Postmedia, union reach deal saving 21 out of 54 jobs […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer April 11-18

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: What the sale of 27 newspapers to the Chronicle Herald will mean for Atlantic Canada [J-Source] It’s past time to protect the ‘precariat’ [Toronto […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer April 4-10

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: Toronto’s “gig economy” fueled by young workers starved for choice [Toronto Star] IAF calls on Canada to protect its cultural workers by repairing copyright […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Mar 28-April 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? From Canada: Finalists announced for Magazine Grands Prix awards [Canadian Magazines] Opinion: ‘Nationalize’ Postmedia? That’s just the first step [J-Source] Quebec Budget 2017: Newspapers to get […]

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

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: Here is who was laid off at the Vancouver Sun and The Province [J-Source] New Trail, Canadian Rockies Annual, Avenue Magazine top winners at […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Mar 14-20

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: Free expression organizations protest charges against reporter [J-Source] Lessons from a little English newsroom [J-Source] Understanding history central to effective political coverage of Indigenous communities […]

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