Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Dec 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: The case for indie news media taking federal dollars [The Tyee] Alberta Press Council to shut its doors [Alberta Press Council] The 2018 CAJ […]

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Bargaining on CBC freelance issues underway

In November members of the CMG freelance bargaining subcommittee met with CBC management to begin negotiations on provisions for freelancers in the CMG-CBC collective agreement, which expires March 31, 2019.  The major issues under discussion are  – the proper use of contracts including:        – the appropriate use of the different categories    […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Nov 27-Dec 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: Supreme Court ruling a ‘blow to press freedom’; media union vows to fight on [CWA Canada] Digital democracy project to examine online disinformation [J-Source] […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Nov 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: What does the feds’ $595M journalism package mean for news innovation? [The Discourse] Here’s what the journalism industry has to say about Morneau’s $600-million […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Nov 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: Canada’s authors struggle to make ends meet, says study [CBC] Crucial “catch-up” round of contract talks underway at CBC [CWA Canada] How The Discourse […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Nov 6-12

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: Announcing the NMA: B2B Awards [National Magazine Awards] Reporting on Indigenous Issues? Heed Angela Sterritt’s Top Five Tips [Ryerson Review] 4 Ontario Postmedia newspapers […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Oct 30-Nov 5

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: Make Your Non-Fiction Book a Reality [PWAC Toronto] Categories Announced for the 42nd National Magazine Awards [Magazine Awards] Journalism While Brown and When to […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Oct 23-29

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 continues its downward spiral [National Observer] Journalists need to understand the impact they have on others [J-Source] Community newspapers now eligible to compete […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Oct 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: Treat stories about suicide with dignity and compassion [J-Source] Call for Judges: 42nd National Magazine Awards [Magazine Awards] Can Canada’s artistic middle class be […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Oct 10-15

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: Alberta Government Invests in the Province’s Magazine Industry [Magazines Canada] What it’s like to earn a living freelance writing in Canada [J-Source] Alberta announces […]

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