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:

From The U.S. and beyond:

Recently on Story Board:

  • CMG Freelance September update: Here are a few things CMG Freelance is working on this month, including the upcoming Level Up conference and the “Say No to Bad Contracts” campaign…
  • The state of the travel writing industry: Full-time freelance travel writers are few and far between. Travel writing, said Mike Fisher, a former newspaper reporter, “has always been an aristocratic hobby to a degree,” but it is becoming more so as technology disrupts traditional ways of reporting and presenting a story…
  • Join CMG Freelance and receive admission to Level Up conference in Toronto: CMG Freelance is offering full-conference admissions for the first eight new members who join our union for independent workers.  A one-year membership costs $150, while the cost of conference attendance starts at $375…

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.