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The 5-Minute Freelancer Q&A #34 — Anne Mullens


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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.   Anne Mullens is an award-winning freelance health writer, author, editor and health communications consultant who [Read the full article…]

Off The Wire: July 18-24


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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:  Global News braces for possible strikes at five stations [iPolitics] [Read the full article…]

Freelancer Katie Jensen talks about the importance of income transparency in Canadian media


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by Vanessa Hrvatin On July 5, freelance podcast producer Katie Jensen publicly shared her 2016 net income as part of a Twitter thread she hashtagged #incometransparency. The 29-year-old has been in the freelance business for little over two years. She says she decided to [Read the full article…]

A Q&A with freelance writer Cole Kazdin


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by Brittany Duggan Cole Kazdin is a writer, performer and four-time Emmy winning television journalist. She currently lives in Los Angeles where she regularly contributes to VICE, MEL Magazine and Refinery29. Kazdin has written for The New York Times, Los [Read the full article…]

Off The Wire: June 20-26


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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 the New York Times has learned covering [Read the full article…]

Webinar: Facebook for journalists


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Facebook for Journalists is scheduled for Thursday, June 29th at 3:00 p.m. EST.

The fine line of the follow-up


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There’s no magic rule to the question of when to follow up on a pitch. But because it’s such an important step, it helps to know what editors think…

Off The Wire: June 13-19


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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: Announcing the National Media Awards Foundation [Magazine Awards] New [Read the full article…]

Privacy and digital security at the border


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By Shelley Pascual Though media workers such as journalists and filmmakers have long faced occupational and digital security and privacy issues while crossing international borders, new challenges to the way they do their work have recently emerged. Now, you might [Read the full article…]

The Born Freelancer Reads “This I Know” by Terry O’Reilly


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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. In the interests of full disclosure I must admit, [Read the full article…]