Archive for the ‘News’ Category

News for the Canadian media freelancer Mar 19-25


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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: Government funding for journalism: to what end? [J-Source] Ratification [Read the full article…]

CWA Canada seeks writer for union history project


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CWA Canada, the country’s only all-media union, is looking for a journalist/writer to research and write a 50-page booklet on the history of the union. Please apply if you write with flair, have proven research and organizational skills, are able to [Read the full article…]

Ontario Students Are Leading the Charge Against Ford


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By Nasr Ahmed   Ontario students are about to walk out of class, here’s why the rest of us should take their lead.   On Friday, January 25th, thousands of angry college and university students took to the streets of [Read the full article…]

Applications open for the 2019 Forum Freelance Fund hostile environment training bursaries


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Applications opened this week for the 2019 Forum Freelance Fund competition. The fund provides bursaries to help Canadian freelancers pay for hostile environment training. The deadline for this annual competition is April 13 2019. Winners of the bursaries (worth up to $2500) [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Mar 12-18


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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: How Doug Ford is endangering local news ecosystems [J-Source] [Read the full article…]

PWAC Toronto editing seminar March 25


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Toronto-area writers, there’s an evening seminar coming up that will teach you how to do a better job of editing your own work. “Polishing Your Work: From Expert Tips to Editorial Workflows” is presented by PWAC Toronto Chapter and Magazines Canada on [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Mar 5-11


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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: Applications now open for the 2019 EU-Canada Young Journalist [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Feb 26-Mar 4


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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: CBC Tentative Agreement – Information Package [CMG] Torstar reported [Read the full article…]

News for the Canadian media freelancer Feb 20-25


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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: What layoffs at Elle Canada, Style at Home and [Read the full article…]

SABEW Canada’s 2018 Best in Business Awards are open for submissions


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Freelance business writers, it’s time to apply for the SABEW Canada Best in Business awards. Submissions opened this week for the 5th annual awards program, which covers work published, broadcast and posted during the 2018 calendar year. There are 15 categories for [Read the full article…]