Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Off The Wire: May 16-23


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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: Kim Pittaway, Michael de Pencier and D.B. Scott to [Read the full article…]

Expanding Your Portfolio with Sandra Phinney


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By Grace Szucs With legacy media crumbling and a scarcity of full-time writing jobs, keeping a freelance lifestyle means looking in the nooks and crannies of your own backyard. Sandra Phinney, freelance writer and photographer based in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, [Read the full article…]

Off The Wire: May 2-8


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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: What impact will proposal to eliminate unpaid internships in [Read the full article…]

Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer April 25-May 1


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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: Magazine Grands Prix winners announced [Canadian Magazines] Canada Council [Read the full article…]

Media Mixer: Freelancer or Employee?


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by Shelley Pascual “We need these media mixers to get to know one another, support one another and more importantly, push each other to advance our interests collectively,” said Lise Lareau, a top union official for the Canadian Media Guild. Lareau [Read the full article…]

Off The Wire: April 19-24


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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: Union, Postmedia, strike deal to mitigate job losses at [Read the full article…]

Off The Wire: April 4-10


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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: Toronto’s “gig economy” fueled by young workers starved for [Read the full article…]

Off The Wire: Mar 28-April 3


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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: Finalists announced for Magazine Grands Prix awards [Canadian Magazines] [Read the full article…]

Off The Wire: Mar 21-27


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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 is who was laid off at the Vancouver [Read the full article…]

Off The Wire: Mar 14-20


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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: Free expression organizations protest charges against reporter [J-Source] Lessons [Read the full article…]