Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award open for entries

Canadian photojournalists with less than five years of experience can now apply for the annual Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award. This six-week paid internship at The Canadian Press head office in Toronto will take place between April and September 2020. Students, freelance photographers and photographers employed at regional or non-daily publications are all eligible to apply. The successful applicant […]

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

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 around the web: Merger of 2 groups of independents gives birth to Canadian Freelance Guild [CWA Canada] From the Front Lines: How to make Twitter work […]

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

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 around the web: How to do solutions journalism in a time crunch [Journalism.co.uk] Lessons for Freelance Writers [The Writer] 20 Powerful Tips to Get New […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Dec 24-Jan 6

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 around the web: Flabby writing? Try these 7 tips for toning and trimming text [PR Daily] Tip: How to network at events [Journalism.co.uk] New year, […]

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

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 around the web: National Observer Staff File To Unionize with CMG / CWA Canada [CWA Canada] Judge says mischief charge against journalist who covered Muskrat […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Dec 10-16

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 around the web: 3 ways for freelancers to set the stage for a fantastic 2020 [Freelancers Union] The Great White Nope [Longreads] Stop saying local […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Dec 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 around the web: The 9 Subreddits Every Creative Freelancer Should Follow [Freelancers Union] In 2020, podcasts will be able to win Pulitzers (oh, and radio […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Nov 26-Dec 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 around the web: Journalists-Turned-Entrepreneurs on How They Built Their Businesses [Nieman Lab] Canadian media needs to take further steps in recognizing diverse preferences in disability […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Nov 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 around the web: How to Self-Publish a Book: A Guide for Aspiring Authors [The Write Life] Canadian journalism in decline: Fewer permanent jobs, less security […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Nov 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 around the web: Productivity as a journalist [Cision Jobs] Everyone is admitting what they get paid to work in journalism [CJR] Save Journalism Project launches […]

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