Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer February 26 – March 4

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:


From Story Board last week:

  • Why I Am No Longer Writing The Column I Loved for The Toronto Star: Three weeks ago, I was confronted with one of the most difficult decisions I have had to make in my career as a freelance writer: sign a highly objectionable freelance writing agreement or stop writing a column I loved…
  • Transcontinental Media responds: Last month we told you about the new Transcontinental Media contributor agreement, an agreement that demands full copyright from freelancers as well as a waiver of moral rights. Story Board requested an interview with TC Media Senior Vice President Pierre Marcoux to ask about the reasons behind the changes to their agreement. We were granted an interview with Susan Antonacci, Executive Director, Brand Development for TC Media Consumer Brands…


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

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