Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Dec 31-Jan 6

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:

 

This week on Story Board:

  • The Born Freelancer on Classic “Media” Movies: Over the years I think certain classic entertainment movies about media have had as much impact on my life’s decision to work in media and as a freelancer as did any actual journalism. As a freelancer, there are so few guiding lights, mentors or road maps along the way when you begin that you make many different sources into influences as you construct your own unique journey. Mainstream movies being no exception…
  • 2014: A New Era for Freelancers, Solidarity and Unionism: As freelancers we cherish our independence. That’s why few could be faulted for mistaking “freelancer’s union” as a dictionary illustration of an oxymoron. Yet we’ve just come through an unprecedented year of shared trials…

 

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 January 6, 2014 at 9:05 am by editor · · Tagged with: ,

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