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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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Mar 7-13

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: Postmedia plans to lay-off 54 staff at Vancouver Sun and The Province [J-Source] Postmedia cuts non-unionized staff benefits [J-Source] Journalist Facing Criminal Charges For […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Feb 28-Mar 6

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 Star Public Editor: Democracy depends on confidential sources [J-Source] Off the Page with journalist Simon Diotte [Magazine Awards] Opinion: Student journalism can help […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Feb 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: Canadian journalists can learn a lot from the US media’s Trump coverage [J-Source] Magazine freelancers say Edmonton publisher too slow to pay bills [CBC] […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Feb 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: Canadian news consumers unaware of financial strain on the industry [J-Source] The Healthy Freelancer: Self-Care for the Self-Employed [PWAC Toronto] Canadian freelancers turn to […]

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J-Source wants you to help create a list of the best places to freelance in Canada

Earlier this month, the Columbia Journalism Review ran a great post that surveyed two dozen freelancers about the best outlets to work for. It gives a rundown of six publications that freelancers love, offering specific details about pay and editorial style. Now J-Source editor H.G. Watson wants to create a Canadian version. She put out a […]

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