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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This week on Story Board:

  • Angela West — a Q&A with the founder of Canadian Freelance Writing Jobs: Every day, Angela West does a generous thing for young Canadian writers. She gets up, has her coffee, and spends 15 or 20 minutes gathering job listings from around the web and aggregating them on her own website, Canadian Freelance Writing Jobs…
  • Podcasting patent threatens independent media: Like blogging and web video, podcasting has matured in recent years – from nerdy niche to viable independent media platform. Marc Maron is one success story: the interviews he conducts from his garage in LA go out to a massive online following. But now Maron and thousands of other independent podcasters are under threat from a company claiming to own the entire concept of podcasting…

 

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