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News for the Canadian media freelancer May 28-June 3


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Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: Maclean’s, Toronto Life and Hazlitt major Magazine Awards medalists [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer May 21-27


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Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: Unpacking CBC’s Strategic Plan – The Public Broadcaster and [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer May 14-20


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Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: Top tips and trends in social media education [J-Source] [Read the full article…]

Applications open for 2019 Portenier Human Rights Bursary competition


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Applications are now open for the 2019 Portenier Human Rights Bursary competition. Freelance journalists and independent documentary makers with projects that focus on human rights abuses can apply for the bursary, which provides the winner with $3000 to attend hostile environment training. [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer May 7-13


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Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: Small towns need investigative journalism too [Discourse] Morale described [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer April 23-29


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Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: The pedestrian misogyny behind the van attack [J-Source] Deep [Read the full article…]

CWA Canada Associate Members Statement on Assange Arrest


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On Thursday, April 11th, Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange was arrested by British authorities outside of the Ecuadorian embassy after his asylum status was terminated. Shortly thereafter the United States Justice Department released an indictment charging Assange for a single count [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer April 9-15


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Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: Seven students each awarded $10,000 in scholarships [J-Source] Which [Read the full article…]

Annual CAJ conference features sessions for freelancers


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The annual Canadian Association of Journalists conference is less than a month away and this year’s event features some special programming for freelancers. According to CAJ Toronto president Brent Jolly, the CAJ has been working to bring more discussion about [Read the full article…]

2019 Dave Greber Freelance Writers Awards open for submissions


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Freelancers, if you’ve written about social justice issues this year, it’s time to submit your work for the Dave Greber Freelance Writers Book and Magazine Awards. The awards are now open for submissions and the competition closes on Friday June 28, [Read the full article…]