Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Sept 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: The freelancers guide to getting found online [Freelancers Union] Fighting uphill for artists’ rights [Medium] How to go freelance, a psychological guide […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Sept 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 Canada: A Platform to Encourage and Protect Canadian Creativity [TWUC] Inside the Vancouver Sun after Anti-Immigrant Op-ed Debacle [The Tyee] Disinformation agents will target Canadian […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Sept 4-9

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 Canada: Advocates condemn xenophobic op-ed by Calgary instructor calling for end to diversity [CBC] Postmedia editorial staff in Vancouver disavow published commentary criticizing diversity, tolerance, […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer August 20-26

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: Editor of Your Ward News gets the maximum one year jail for hate promotion [National Newswatch] Going viral: Creating contagious content [Robyn Roste] Support […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer August 13-19

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: Workshop: The Business of Writing and Editing [AMPA] Canadian Media Guild throws support to FRIENDS’ We Choose campaign [CMG] You Must Be This Conservative […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer August 5-12

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: Postmedia announces refinancing transaction [Postmedia] A millennial’s perspective on the future of journalism [J-Source] Competition for third annual Fraser MacDougall Prize now open [National […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer July 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: Media fund panel asks Ottawa to help small newsrooms and spend ad dollars at home [J-Source] UBC researchers lead $2.5-million journalism innovation project [J-Source] […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer July 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: “Thunder Bay” podcast to be adapted for TV [J-Source] Canadian Media Is Getting A Bailout. Its Freelancers Aren’t. [Canadaland] Meet BIPOC of Publishing in […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer July 3-8

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: Where is the disability beat in Canada? [Canadaland] Vice reporter loses final bid to block RCMP demand for background material [CTV] How to extend […]

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Worker Rights in the Gig Economy

by Laura Kenins Precarious employment is never far from the minds of those in journalism. Even for those lucky enough to still hold full-time jobs, staff at most news outlets wonder when the next round of layoffs is coming. Rarely does a day pass when one’s Twitter feed doesn’t have at least one former staff […]

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