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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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Feb 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: Ten ways to build a new Canadian media ecosystem [J-Source] Canadian freelancers turn to the US market to secure higher-paying gigs [Magazine Awards] Year-long […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Jan 31-Feb 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: What happens when a mid-sized city loses its last daily newspaper? Guelph, Ontario offers a case study [Nieman Lab] Drawing a line between the […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Jan 24-30

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: Discourse Media plans in-depth reporting on six key issues in Canada with new beat structure [Journalism.co.uk] Six key takeaways from the Public Policy Forum’s […]

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Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Jan 17-23

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: A field guide to Canada’s media consultations [J-Source] Torstar at a crossroads [Globe and Mail] A Year On Strike At The Chronicle Herald [Canadaland] […]

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