CANADALAND takes on Alberta’s notoriously slow-paying publisher

The media criticism website CANADALAND published a post this week about Venture Publishing’s habit of paying its freelancers extremely late. Edmonton writer Jay Smith spoke with a number of freelancers as well as Venture Publishing’s CEO and president Ruth Kelly about the publisher’s financial troubles.

The publisher, which owns Alberta Venture and Alberta Oil magazines and also publishes a number of corporate publications, is well known among Alberta freelancers for paying contributors between 6 and 15 months after publication.

Story Board covered this  topic two and a half years ago in what has become one of our most widely read and commented upon posts. That post is still receiving comments from freelancers who are waiting for delayed payments, with three new comments arriving this month alone.


Posted on August 19, 2016 at 1:14 pm by editor · · Tagged with: , , ,

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