Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Nov 5-12

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:

  • Straight talk about unpaid internships: Last month’s Will Work For Exposure conference at Ryerson University may have been the first time a public conversation was held in Canada about unpaid internships. The panel on internships included this presentation from Andrew Langille, a Toronto-based lawyer and graduate student...
  • Defamation clause in new Canada Wide Media contract remains unchanged: Last week it was brought to our attention that Canada Wide Media, which publishes of a variety of magazines including Westworld and BC Business, has updated its contract for freelance contributors. Back in May, Story Board reported that the CWM contract contained a clause that places responsibility for libel suits resulting from a published work squarely on the writer’s shoulders…


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Posted on November 12, 2012 at 9:05 am by editor · · Tagged with: ,

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  1. Written by Suzanne Boles
    on November 12, 2012 at 10:49 am
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    I am so sorry to hear about OpenFile. I wrote for the Waterloo region but then they closed that section. Still, I thought it was a great concept and was hoping to see it challenge the low-paying print newspapers (freelance market).

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