TORONTO, Nov. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - rabble.ca is excited to share news of some of the changes in our virtual
newsroom, including the introduction of journalist and producer Meagan
Perry in the new role of editor-in-chief of Canada's leading,
progressive national news alternative:
"Canada needs a robust, professional national independent media
alternative more than at any time in the past. We need a media that
tells the stories of Canada's social movements, and that calls
mainstream media, and the corporate and political elite to account. We
need a media that doesn't only question the status quo, but that shares
alternatives through the dynamic stories of Canada's civil society
actors. We are very excited to have such an experienced journalist,
producer and communications specialist as Meagan Perry take on the new
rabble position of editor-in-chief. Meagan will be instrumental in
expanding our growing coverage," said rabble.ca publisher Kim Elliott.
"I am very pleased to take on a new role in my work with the dedicated,
passionate group of people who contribute to rabble.ca: writers, audio and video podcast producers, babblers, and the rabble.ca editorial team," said rabble editor-in-chief Meagan Perry. "This is a
vital moment in Canada's history. rabble has an important role to play
in Canada's media ecosystem and we'll continue the work of presenting a
wide range of news and commentary on politics and progressive movements
in Canada. Stay tuned. rabble.ca is always growing."
rabble.ca's editorial team will continue growing and changing over the next several
months, as the organization looks into best practices in online
newsroom structures, and seeks the innovative structures that work best
to fit rabble's demanding daily production schedule, producing news for
the rest of us, and making the best use possible of every dollar raised
(you won't find an other media organization that does more to make
every dollar count! See our annual reports at: http://rabble.ca/about/landing).
With up to 450,000 monthly unique visitors, rabble.ca is Canada's most popular national source of independent news and views,
and features original news, opinion, book reviews, podcasts and live
and pre-recorded video exploring issues facing Canadians. rabble.ca is in its 13th year of providing 100 per cent free news content to
Canadians. rabble.ca is a non-profit, community-supported organization.
Meet the team!
rabble.ca is the result of the work many professionals who work part-time (and
volunteer) behind the scenes to edit, publish, coordinate and promote
the diverse editorial content rabble publishes each day.
Meagan Perry, editor-in-chief and executive producer of the rabble
podcast network. We are excited to have Meagan take on the new role of editor-in-chief
beginning in this interim period. Meagan has been a senior member of
rabble's editorial team since she was engaged in 2006 to oversee the
rabble podcast network -- Canada's first progressive network of
podcasts. Before coming to rabble.ca, Meagan worked for CBC radio's As It Happens and DNTO, as well as
having years of production and journalism experience in community
media. She continues to freelance for CBC radio and her writing has
been featured in The New Zealand Herald, This Magazine, Herizons, Yukon
News and the National Post. She also runs MAP Communications
Consulting, which produces media for clients across Canada. As
editor-in-chief, Meagan will be steering rabble's editorial course,
leading our process of reviewing best online newsroom practices, and
coordinating rabble's national multi-media coverage of the stories
either missing -- or misconstrued -- by big media.
Kaitlin McNabb, news coordinator and book lounge coordinator. Kaitlin McNabb joined rabble.ca two years ago as books intern, and was engaged in the role of book
lounge coordinator in early 2013. She has taken on the new role of news
coordinator during the interim period, and is our frontline responder
to the many pitches we receive daily, and the day-to-day features found
under our news tab. Among the many other tasks she fulfils, if you like
our selection for our daily front-page image, you can thank Kaitlin!
Michelle Gregus, managing editor. Michelle has been managing editor at rabble since 2012, and has been
with rabble for eight years, beginning way back in 2006 as an intern.
Beyond keeping an eye on the consistency and development of the website
and editorial direction, Michelle also coordinates and edits our
impressive and always growing roster of national columnists writing on
issues of national security, politics, law, retiree issues, economy,
feminism, environment and much more. When she is not keeping all of us
at rabble in line with our style guide, she is completing a PhD in
Michael Stewart, blogs coordinator and babble moderator. A long-time contributor and babbler, Michael joined rabble in an
official role in 2010 as babble moderator, and took up the helm of
blogs coordinator in early 2013. If you ever wonder how rabble wrangles
our dozens of active bloggers on the site, Michael has the answers.
Michael is also a regular blogger on rabble himself, a teacher and
doctoral student, and father of two.
Meg Borthwick, babble moderator. Of the many roles she has taken on at rabble, Meg has been on babble
longer than any of us and knows it best. She keeps the community
respectful and comments on subject. A veteran community radio
broadcaster and journalist, Meg is also a regular contributor to
Steffanie Pinch, Lynn Williams Activist Toolkit coordinator. Steff joined rabble in 2011 as toolkit intern and now runs the show.
She is a graduate of Carleton University's journalism program. If you
have a tool that you think will make the world a better place -- share
it with Steff, and she'll help you share it with the world.
Tania Ehret, Indie Inside coordinator. Tania joined rabble as a contributing editor in 2012, and took over the
volunteer role of coordinating Indie Inside -- a venue on rabble to
support and promote Canada's wealth of independent musicians. Contact
Tania firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a music video you would like to promote.
Matthew Adams, In Cahoots editor, director of special projects. Matthew has been with rabble since 2005, and is our director of special
projects, as well as editor for In Cahoots -- our section featuring
news from our civil society partners. To learn how your organization
can become an In Cahoots partner, contact email@example.com
Kim Elliott, publisher. Kim joined rabble in 2004 as managing editor, and became publisher in
2006. She runs the business side of the site, and is responsible for
the overall editorial vision.
Read about our recent merger with Canadian independent media pioneer
organization Straight Goods News, and more about rabble's impressive
array of Canada's must-read writers, columnists, bloggers, and
podcasters, as well as our In Cahoots partners and activist tools, in
our About section: http://rabble.ca/about/landing
Read the latest from our Parliamentary reporter, Karl Nerenberg, here: http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/karl-nerenberg
Download our award-winning "Best of rabble.ca 2013" for free : http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/rabble-staff/2013/11/rabble-recognized-copa-awards
For further information:
Kim Elliott, Publisher - rabble.ca
Meagan Perry, Editor-in-Chief, rabble.ca