Learn strategies and techniques for getting the most out of Twitter in this webinar, scheduled for Thursday, September 14th at 3:00 p.m. ET.  

Freelance podcast producer Jeremy Enns shares the keys to building a successful business.

“Diligence is a good thing in a journalist.”

Variable income is one of the biggest challenges many freelancers have to contend with. But you can find ways to create stability.

Off the Wire: Sept 19-25


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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:  National Post newsroom staff file to unionize [CWA Canada] Vice [Read the full article…]

Call for interviews with freelance and contract media workers


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Have you worked as a freelance or contract employee in digital journalism in Canada or the United States at any time between 2013 and 2017? Researcher Errol Salamon would like to hear about your experiences for a textbook on labour issues facing [Read the full article…]

The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #35 — Geoff Dembicki


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In this regular feature, Story Board asks Canadian writers to share a few details about their work habits and their strategies for navigating the ups and downs of freelance life. Geoff Dembicki got into journalism at a strange time. He graduated from Carleton University’s journalism [Read the full article…]

Off the Wire: Sept 12-18


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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:  Here’s what Jessica Johnson has planned for The Walrus [J-Source] [Read the full article…]

Freelance journalists and responsible communication


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By Brittany Duggan It’s no secret that journalism today is in great flux. For years, the industry has been negotiating fast-paced digital disruption. This has required journalism to seek new ways to pay for itself while still serving its civic [Read the full article…]

National Post newsroom announces union drive


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TORONTO, ONT.: It has been a year of unprecedented events, of things we once thought were beyond the realm of possibility. A reality television star is president of the United States. Ontario’s liquor control board is planning to sell marijuana. And [Read the full article…]

Off The Wire: Sept 6-11


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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?

Webinar: Twitter for Journalists


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Learn strategies and techniques for getting the most out of Twitter in this webinar, scheduled for Thursday, September 14th at 3:00 p.m. ET.  

The Born Freelancer on Getting Names Right


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This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments. Names possess almost magical power unlike any other words. [Read the full article…]

Off The Wire: August 29-Sept 5


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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:  Globe and Mail axes Tabatha Southey, Leah McLaren [Canadaland] Malahat [Read the full article…]