Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer February 5-11

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:

 

From Story Board last week:

  • Transcontinental Media agreement expands copyright demands: There’s a new Transcontinental Media contributor agreement and it’s not going to bring writers any joy. The publisher, whose most popular titles include Elle CanadaCanadian LivingStyle at HomeThe Hockey News and Vancouver Magazine, has made significant changes to the 2009 version of their agreement…
  • CMG resolves complaint, gets freelancer paid: The Canadian Media Guild helped get a CBC freelancer paid this week. The freelancer had not been paid the appropriate rate for several years and had never been asked to sign a contract. Despite the fact that the problems occurred a number of years ago, the CMG settled the dispute and managed to negotiate appropriate compensation…
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 February 11, 2013 at 9:05 am by editor · · Tagged with: ,

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