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?
- First winner of the Ali Mustafa Memorial Award named [J-Source]
- Publishing and 'unpublishing' in the digital age [J-Source]
- Toronto Star delivering the newspaper on tablet, but its audience may be on a different screen [Ryerson Review]
- Five things Canadian freelancers need to know about filing their taxes [Canadian Business]
From The U.S. and beyond:
- Unhappy freelancers invited to submit 'World’s Longest Invoice' [New York Daily News]
- Even busy freelancers can't afford to skimp on these 4 things [Freelancers Union]
- Meet the woman drowning out the trolls that harass female journalists [Poynter]
- For me, traditional publishing means poverty. But self-publish? No way [The Guardian]
- Testing its pay-per-article model in English, Blendle launches in U.S. with 20 publishers [Nieman Lab]
- 6 Actionable Steps to Attracting Higher Paying Freelance Clients [Creative Live]
- Why Isn’t Your Editor Answering Your Pitch? It’s Complicated [The Freelancer]
- Why Your Personal Essay Pitch Needs Both Substance and Style [The Write Life]
- How to make thousands in new income with just a few words [Freelancers Union]
- 3 Ways to Turn Freelance Writing Jobs into Stable, Recurring Work [The Write Life]
Last week on Story Board:
- Freelancers in conflict zones still waiting for fair treatment from the industry: The world is becoming an increasingly dangerous place for journalists. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 622 journalists have been killed as a result of their jobs over the past ten years...
- Digital media workers are unionizing like it's 1999:Gawker Media’s editorial staff ratified their first union contract on March 1 with their collective bargaining representatives at the Writers Guild of America...
- Unpaid Internships, A People’s History: Today, Ontarians—especially those in female-dominated fields like nursing and education—complete 100,000 illegal unpaid internships each year...