Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Feb 12-19

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: Bail out journalists, not their bosses [J-Source] Workers at BuzzFeed declare intention to unionize [Globe and Mail] BuzzFeed Canada staff file to unionize [CWA […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Feb 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: Let’s talk about rates, baby! [PWAC Toronto] More devastating cuts at The Canadian Press [CMG] Torontoist has been acquired by Daily Hive [Torontoist] Tracking […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Jan 29-Feb 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?

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Jan 15-21

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: Ontario Tuition Reforms Could Spell Disaster For Student Newspapers, Unions [Huffington Post] Protecting the workers of the future with portable benefits [Policy Options] CWA […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Jan 8-14

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 union hails Godfrey’s step down as Postmedia CEO [CWA Canada] Paul Godfrey steps down as Postmedia CEO, will remain executive chair [Globe and Mail] […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Dec 31-Jan 7

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 Non-fiction prize open for entries [CBC Books] 2018 CAJ Awards call for entries [CAJ] Call for entries: 2019 Digital Publishing Awards [Digital Publishing […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Dec 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: National Magazine Awards call for entries [Magazine Awards] Changing public perceptions of mental illness [J-Source] Skill-sharing workshops help freelancers confront new world of work […]

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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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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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