rabble.ca is happy to announce that Brenda O'Farrell has joined the publication as Editor-in-Chief, completing rabble's female-powered editorial team.
Brenda comes to rabble with an abundance of media experience and is a seasoned career journalist. A former senior news editor at the Montreal Gazette who has covered national and local news beats, she has also been a frequent on-air commentator at CJAD Radio in Montreal, taught journalism at Concordia University, and written for magazines in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.
"As we enter a federal election year, we know that we have a huge responsibility on our hands to deliver news from the grassroots that readers will not find anywhere else. I'm excited about what the future will bring with Brenda's experienced and innovative leadership," said Kim Elliott, rabble.ca publisher. "I'm certain that we'll be entering 2019 on a high note in the competent hands of our editorial team, led by Brenda, and supported by Managing Editor Michelle Gregus, Assistant Editor Sophia Reuss, Books Editor Christina Turner, Activist Toolkit Editor Maya Bhullar, and podcast director Victoria Fenner."
"I'm thrilled to be joining the editorial team of this bold, independent and uniquely Canadian publication that is dedicated to fairness and accuracy in reporting. As this country's media landscape continues to shift, rabble's aim to include emerging voices and highlighting grassroots news, views and stories takes on a more vital role," said Editor-in-Chief Brenda O'Farrell. "I look forward to helping rabble expand its footprint and become a go-to source for more Canadians looking for stories that matter."
Entering its 18th year as an online-only publisher, rabble has been steadfast in its efforts to be a bedrock of progressive communities, providing training for emerging journalists and developing a sustainable model for non-profit media. Its editorial vision remains strong as it continues to report on the widely under-reported roles of national movements across Canada, reiterating a founding commitment to "news for the rest of us."
rabble is one of Canada's most popular national sources of independent news and views, featuring original news, opinion and podcasts, and offering book reviews that explore issues facing Canadians. rabble.ca provides 100-per-cent free content to Canadians, and offers services to help amplify the work of many organizations. rabble.ca is a non-profit, community-supported organization.
Thank you for reading this story…
More people are reading rabble.ca than ever and unlike many news organizations, we have never put up a paywall – at rabble we’ve always believed in making our reporting and analysis free to all, while striving to make it sustainable as well. Media isn’t free to produce. rabble’s total budget is likely less than what big corporate media spend on photocopying (we kid you not!) and we do not have any major foundation, sponsor or angel investor. Our main supporters are people and organizations -- like you. This is why we need your help. You are what keep us sustainable.
rabble.ca has staked its existence on you. We live or die on community support -- your support! We get hundreds of thousands of visitors and we believe in them. We believe in you. We believe people will put in what they can for the greater good. We call that sustainable.
So what is the easy answer for us? Depend on a community of visitors who care passionately about media that amplifies the voices of people struggling for change and justice. It really is that simple. When the people who visit rabble care enough to contribute a bit then it works for everyone.
And so we’re asking you if you could make a donation, right now, to help us carry forward on our mission. Make a donation today.