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?
- Trust in the news is substantially up in Canada, new report finds [J-Source]
- Copyright in Canada Today [Alberta Magazines]
- Here’s who was laid off from Rogers Media this week [J-Source]
- Showdown in Quebec legislature casts doubt on La Presse’s plan to convert to a charity [Globe and Mail]
- Western Living and Vancouver magazines acquired by Canada Wide Media [Canadian Magazines]
From The U.S. and beyond:
- Investigative science reporting is good for us all [The Science Writers’ Handbook]
- 5 industries freelance writers should be targeting [Freelance Writing Jobs]
- 3 reasons why you should add professional development to your budget [Freelancers Union]
- A survival kit for journalists of color [Poynter]
- 4 ways to sustain a freelance writing career [Freelancers Union]
Recently on Story Board:
- A Tricky Transition: Can Good Writers Become Competent Editors?: Veteran freelance writers exhausted by the endless cycles of feast or famine often reach a point in their career where they fantasize, “I want one of those cush editing jobs!” But do strong writing skills automatically translate into editorial talent?…
- Vancouver freelancer social night June 26: CMG Freelance members and non-members are all welcome to drop by this semi-regular gathering for drinks, snacks and conversation. It’s an opportunity to catch up with some old freelance friends or meet a few new ones.
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