Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer July 23–29 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:

  • Making the most of LinkedIn : With LinkedIn in the headlines over the past few weeks, I’ve been thinking about my own neglected LinkedIn profile with a mild sense of shame. LinkedIn has always struck me as the driest of the social networking sites. It’s all business, unlike my newsy Twitter stream and my gossip-laden Facebook feed. But I’m realizing lately that I’ve been hugely underestimating the site. It isn’t only useful for active job seekers, it’s a a valuable networking tool with a lot to offer freelance writers…
  • The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #1 – Colleen Kimmett : In this new feature, Story Board asks Canadian writers to share a few details about their work habits and their strategies for navigating the ups and downs of freelance life….

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