Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer January 29-Feb 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:

  • Vine as a tool for journalists: There’s been a lot of excitement this week about Twitter’s brand new micro-video app, Vine. Although much of the buzz so far has been about Vine’s seedier side, there’s also been some discussion about its usefulness to journalists…
  • The Born Freelancer Looks into Self-Publishing: What freelancer has not dreamed the dream of self-publishing…. we think, oh, I won’t have the hassle of dealing with an indifferent publisher any more, I’ll just write my book and publish it myself and I will be free to carry on writing other books without any more interference or complications. Well, the reality of self-publishing turns out to be quite different from those lofty expectations. It involves a lot more time and a lot more work spent in ways most of us would never have suspected…
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.
Posted on February 4, 2013 at 9:11 am by editor · · Tagged with: ,

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