Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer August 6-11

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, publishing, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler?

 

From Canada: 

 

From the U.S. and beyond:

 

Last week on Story Board:

  • Class action suit by freelancers against the Montreal Gazette is in wrap-up stages: A class action lawsuit launched by freelancers against the Montreal Gazette is in its final stages. The lawsuit, which began to take shape in 1997 and first went to court in 2008, alleged that the Gazette had been reproducing freelancers’ work electronically for years without consent or compensation…
  • Coalition lobbying for insurance subsidy for freelancers: The Canadian Media Guild has joined with a coalition of artists’ associations to lobby the federal government for funding for a program that would offer self-employed arts and cultural workers a subsidy on extended health insurance… 

 

Spot a story you think we should include in next week’s Off the Wire? Email the link to editor@thestoryboard.ca or tweet us at @storyboard_ca.  

 

Posted on August 11, 2014 at 9:00 am by editor · · Tagged with: ,

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