Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Sept 3-8

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:


Last week on Story Board:

  • Tasty buckets: identifying your motivations as a first step towards freelance business planningRecently I had the pleasure of attending “Courage Camp,” a master class on the business of freelancing. Run by freelance journalist Christie Aschwanden, with fellow instructors Bruce Barcott(journalist and author), Laura Helmuth (science and health editor at Slate), and Julia Galef, (President and Cofounder of the Center for Applied Rationality), the workshop was held August 24-27, 2014, at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Mountain Research Station….
  • Alternative Funding Models for Independent MediaCanadian independent media organizations face a critical question in light of the economic difficulties currently confronting all forms of media: ‘is independent media financially viable and sustainable?


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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