Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Oct 22-28

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:

  • Social Media tips from the Freelance Survival Series: The social media session at last month’s CMG Freelance Survival Series gave an overview of the best platforms for freelancers and offered plenty of advice on how writers can use social media to draw attention to their skills and work…
  • ACJA Hosts Resume Workshop for Young Aspiring Journalists: Competition is stiff for most career choices and journalism is no different. So, in the same way we keep our body in contending shape by going to the gym, we must do the same for our application package…
  • What’s in your contract?: York University’s recent libel notice to Toronto Life should serve as a sobering reminder for Canadian freelance writers. The article at issue – a feature on sexual assault at York – was written by freelance contributor Katherine Laidlaw…

 

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 October 28, 2013 at 9:05 am by editor · · Tagged with: ,

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