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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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer June 24-July 2

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 women’s media ever be “authentically” feminist? [J-Source] Jesse Wente on the mainstream media’s media’s odious defence of genocide [Now Toronto] Canadian news site […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer June 18-24

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: Canadian media had the tools to to cover the MMIWG report with the respect it deserved. They botched it anyway [J-Source] Cheers with Peers June […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer June 11-17

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: Trudeau’s government continues to fall short on media’s access to information [J-Source] Eight social media strategy tips to take into your next job interview […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer June 4-10

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: China bans the Toronto Star [Toronto Star] Canada’s writers urge parliament to make real changes on copyright [TWUC] Dear journalists of Canada: Start reporting […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer May 28-June 3

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: Maclean’s, Toronto Life and Hazlitt major Magazine Awards medalists [Canadian Magazines] How (Not) To Report On Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside [Canadaland] Anna Maria Tremonti leaving […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer May 21-27

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: Unpacking CBC’s Strategic Plan – The Public Broadcaster and Public Funding [CMG] Political cartoonists are out of touch – it’s time to make way […]

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