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?

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From The U.S. and beyond:

Recently on Story Board:

  • 2018 Dave Greber Awards open for submissions: Freelance writers, if you’ve focused your work on social justice issues this year, it’s time to apply for the Dave Greber Freelance Writers Awards. The competition opened this week and the submissions deadline is Friday, June 22at 5 p.m. PST… 
  • Build your freelance business with these five small social media tweaks: When I got into social media marketing there were three networks with straightforward strategies. Today, there are many more platforms and the rules seem to be ever-changing. Tactics that worked a few years ago don’t seem as effective anymore. So what is a freelancer to do?…

Spot a story you think we should include in next week’s Off the Wire? Email the link to editor@thestoryboard.ca or tweet us at @storyboard_ca.