Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer March 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:

  • Intellectual property lawyer responds to TC Media agreement: This week Story Board contacted Warren Sheffer – a Toronto lawyer who specializes in intellectual property and business law — to ask about some of the clauses in the new Transcontinental Media contributor agreement…
  • Tips on freelancing abroad from NASH 75: As international news agencies close or make deep cuts to their international bureaus, working internationally has become more difficult for Canadians. But for freelancers, this change could in fact be an opportunity…
  • An Open Letter to Transcontinental by Jay Teitel: Dear Transcontinental Media, In the past decade or so online theft of intellectual property has become not just a problem, but a cause celebre, with a lot of people who should know better claiming that all information belongs to everyone, gratis, and that appropriating a piece of writing a professional writer has executed, and then reproducing it for digital consumption, is not only a right, but impossible to stop anyway, and ergo it isn’t stealing. This is of course hogwash…


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 March 11, 2013 at 9:15 am by editor · · Tagged with: ,

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