“Hey Arianna, Can You Spare a Dime?”

California freelancers have started a Facebook group to ask Arianna Huffington to share some of her $350 million windfall from the recent sale of the Huffington Post to AOL. The episode is a stark lesson for those writers who thought that simply being allowed to contribute to this revolutionary media form was compensation enough. The new […]

Posted on February 14, 2011 at 2:07 pm by story board · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Unlocking the cells at the Toronto Star

Toronto Star editor Michael Cooke will be the guest at Massey College‘s Press Club Night on February 16. John Fraser, the Master of the college, which houses a few 19th century presses in the basement, will host the conversation based on Cooke’s answer to his question of  “how many new journalists” the paper had to hire […]

Posted on February 1, 2011 at 4:43 pm by story board · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Another freelance class action suit settled

A tentative settlement worth approximately $5.5 million was reached on behalf of freelancers with a group of publishers including the Toronto Star Newspapers and Rogers Publishing. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice will consider the tentative settlement in April. Many Canadian freelance writers have heard of Robertson v. Thomson, a 2006 decision of the Supreme Court of […]

Posted on January 18, 2011 at 12:22 pm by story board · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,