Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer April 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: Can a news media that doesn’t really oppose fascism ever cover it well? [J-Source] #CAJ19 conference [CAJ] How beat reporting in 2019 works at […]

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

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: Seven students each awarded $10,000 in scholarships [J-Source] Which online skills are journalism bosses expecting from students? [J-Source] 3 really good things that can […]

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

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: What Justin Brake’s recent win means for press freedom in 2019 [J-Source] SABEW Canada Announces the Finalists for the 5th Annual Best in Business […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Mar 26-April 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: New Magazines Canada program supports paid interns for members [Magazines Canada] BuzzFeed Canada news staff officially members of Canadian Media Guild [CWA Canada] Court […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Mar 19-25

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: Government funding for journalism: to what end? [J-Source] Ratification vote next week – CMG-CBC tentative agreement [CMG] Rogers Media is out of magazine business […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Mar 12-18

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: How Doug Ford is endangering local news ecosystems [J-Source] Deadline approaching for CBC New Indigenous Voices media training course [CBC] Working as the newsroom’s […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Mar 5-11

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: Applications now open for the 2019 EU-Canada Young Journalist Fellowship [J-Source] Facebook Canada announces $2.5 million investment in Canadian news industry [J-Source] CWA Canada […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Feb 26-Mar 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: CBC Tentative Agreement – Information Package [CMG] Torstar reported $3.1-million Q4 loss, revenue down from year ago [J-Source] Remaining staff struggle to cope after […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Feb 20-25

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: What layoffs at Elle Canada, Style at Home and Canadian Living mean for the future of print [J-Source] Alberta Views short fiction contest open […]

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Freelancer-related highlights of the CMG’s tentative agreement with CBC

The Canadian Media Guild’s bargaining committee reached a tentative agreement with the CBC earlier this month. Highlights of the tentative agreement as it relates to freelancers are as follows: The proposed agreement will provide more clarity to distinguish between the various types of freelance engagements. The CMG will have access to additional contact information for […]

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