Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer July 9-15

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:

  • “A topic is not a story.” A postmortem of a postmortem on Columbia: One of the most difficult but also most valuable lessons I’ve learned in making the transition from scientist to science journalist is that a topic is not a story. Scientists are often driven by passion for topics – bat behavior, particle acceleration, human genome sequencing… Journalists, in contrast, need a narrative. It’s their vehicle to tempt readers to embark on a story and stay aboard for the ride…


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 July 15, 2013 at 9:10 am by editor · · Tagged with: ,

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