TORONTO, Sept. 8 2015 /CNW/ - The rabble podcast network (rpn) is celebrating its tenth anniversary this fall, starting with a free public event in Toronto on Thursday, September 10. The event, LISTEN HERE: Democracy, Technology, and Podcasting, will bring together a panel of experts, including the CBC's Nora Young and MEDIA INDIGENA's Rick Harp. Together the panelists will examine the broad themes of democracy, technology, and podcasting, as well as how new media, technology, and podcasting affect us and where the latest trends in technology are leading us.
"Back when the rabble podcast network first began there was no iTunes, no iPhones, and few people knew what a podcast was -- now, people talk on their daily commute and at work about the latest podcasts they're listening to," said Victoria Fenner, rabble podcast network executive producer and the event's moderator. rabble.ca is the only podcasting network in the country and, when it was founded in 2006, was one of the first organizations to venture into the medium with a clear vision of how podcasting can serve as important tool for citizen journalists to add their voice to the public dialogue. "Thankfully now we're living in the golden age of podcasting," Fenner concluded.
"We believe podcasts are the most democratic medium to come along since, well, the Internet itself," said Kim Elliott, rabble.ca publisher. At present, the rpn's extensive collection of Canadian podcasts offer an alternative take on politics, entertainment, society, stories, community and life in general. Each podcast is hosted on a platform created by rabble.ca, Canada's leading online news service for the progressive left. Most podcasts are produced by individuals with little more than a laptop, a microphone, and opinions or ideas they want to share. "We want to mark the anniversary of the rabble podcast network with a free public event worthy of its ten year history," added Elliott.
This event is made possible by generous sponsorships from the Canadian Media Guild and Unifor Local 79m.
For further information: For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Victoria Fenner, rabble podcast network Executive Producer, mobile: 905-745-7462, email: email@example.com