Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Mar 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:

  • Champion of freelancers, Heather Robertson, dies at age 72: Canadian journalist Heather Robertson passed away this week at the age of 72. Robertson co-founded both the Writers’ Union of Canada and the Professional Writers Association of Canada. She was a best-selling and award-winning author who championed the rights of freelancers in the digital age.
  • CMG Freelance launches new website for members: The Canadian Media Guild has launched a new website for its freelance branch. Designed as “a 21st century commons for self-employed workers,” the new site offers news updates and professional supports that include information about education and training programs and extended health benefit packages…
  • Freelance Friday #2, Storified: The March edition of the CMG’s Freelance Friday workshop focussed on contracts…


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