Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Feb 25-Mar 3

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:

  • Tragic death of camera assistant in Georgia highlights on-set safety issues: Last week Peter Driftmier’s Story Board post about the death of his brother on a factual TV shoot got a lot of attention from people in the television production industry. Tweets about the post came from all corners of Canada, as well as the United States and England….
  • Freelance Friday #2, How to value your work: The second in the Canadian Media Guild’s Freelance Friday workshop series is coming up next week in Toronto. This time, the topic is Freelance Contracts: How to value your work, get it in writing and get paid…


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 3, 2014 at 9:05 am by editor · · Tagged with: ,

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  1. Written by Heather van der Hoop
    on March 3, 2014 at 10:10 am
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    Thanks for sharing our posts, Rachel! I always look forward to seeing your roundup of links each week. Thanks for keeping the water cooler conversation going (and hello from Kelowna!)

    Assistant Editor
    The Write Life

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