Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer May 20-25

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:

Last week on Story Board:

  • The Born Freelancer Applies for a Line of Credit, Part 1: Maybe you’ve received them in the mail too. Over the last couple of years I had got a number of “preauthorized” applications for “lines of credit” from one of the major banks. I’d never really paid any attention to them…
  • CMG Freelance to sponsor Tyee MasterClass on crowdfunding: CMG Freelance is teaming up with The Tyee to sponsor a MasterClass on crowdfunding that’s scheduled for Saturday, May 30th. in Vancouver. The workshop, called The Art of Crowdfunding, will be taught by filmmaker and media activist Ian MacKenzie (Occupy Love, Sacred Economics)…
  • Freelance Funnies: As a freelancer, you’ve no doubt read a plethora of recent posts about the gloomy outlook for journalism, and how tough it is for freelancers to make a living these days. Yet we’re a tenacious bunch, and there is much to enjoy and celebrate about our flexible jobs…

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 May 25, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · · Tagged with: ,

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