Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Jan. 31–Feb. 5, 2012

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:

  • Nine soon-to-be unpaid writers leave HuffPost Quebec before it launches: At least nine writers who were to begin writing for Huffington Post Quebec after its Feb. 8 launch have considered the pros and cons of contributing for free and had a change of heart, according to a Montreal Gazette exclusive published today. The story identifies nine high-profile individuals—Amir Khadir, Steven Guilbeault, Normand Baillargeon, Françoise David, Évelyne de la Chenelière, Jean Barbe, Philippe Couillard, Bernard Drainville, and Pierre Curzi—who have severed ties with HuffPost Quebec, as well as two other prominent contributors who are “on the fence.”
  • Seeking space: The Born Freelancer’s tips on finding an out-of-home office: In a previous post I discussed the various benefits of having your own office separate from your living space. In this post I will talk about the nitty-gritty of how to get one.

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