Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer October 16-21

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:

  • The good, the bad and the ugly of freelance work: Headline from today’s precarious work conference at Ryerson: freelancing for multiple clients can feel more secure than working for a single employer. That was a bright note for freelancing in the discussion so far, sounded by longtime freelancer Kim Pittaway…
  • The Born Freelancer’s guide to healthy eating — Pt 1: Without a doubt the single most important asset we freelancers possess is our good health. 9 to 5ers can take sick days off and still get paid. If we don’t work we don’t get paid. Therefore it is necessary for the working freelancer to take responsibility for their health in order to maximize their earning potential…


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.

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