Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Feb 18-24

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:

This week on Story Board:

  • Incubating Ideas — Where do you get your ideas and how do you organize them?: The start of a new year is an interesting time. It’s a period of looking both forward and back. For me, the dawn of 2014 marked a phase of furious pitching, which cast my mind towards wondering how other freelancers come up with story ideas. Where do their ideas come from? And how do they keep track of them?…
  • One year after factual TV director dies on job, workers speak out for safety: One year ago, my talented and beautifully spirited brother, John Driftmier, died on the job shooting adventure factual TV. It was by no means an isolated accident, though a fatal one: a plane he was taking aerial footage from crashed in a foreign country. The fact of the matter is that the hard-working people who create Canada’s factual TV productions are not being supported to make their workdays as safe as possible…


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Posted on February 24, 2014 at 9:05 am by editor · · Tagged with: ,

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