The Canary has been the UK’s outstanding new online media outlet of the last 12 months. It is independent, co-operative, democratic and socialist in operation. But it is also a fully commercial enterprise.
The people who work there do so co-operatively, share directly in the profits, get to see and vote on every media piece as it develops and is edited, and all their journalists are unionised.
The Canary is one of the few places you can get fair coverage of Jeremy Corbyn and his ongoing struggles against the Blairite right wing of UK Labour.
The Canary co-founder and editor in chief Kerry-Anne Mendoza herself has a background in banking, management consulting and blogging.
She grew tired of the consistently narrow neoliberal perspective of the mainstream media and decided to launch something very different. Mendoza also reported from Gaza during Operation Protective Edge, during which Israel used its US supplied military might to kill hundreds of Palestinian civilians a week, including up to 500 Palestinian children.
Reporting on stories and angles that the corporate MSM tends to ignore, their current top line story is on how cultural expectations of being the financial breadwinner hurt mens health and life expectancy.
RT’s George Galloway interviews her on his own show Sputnik.
Hat tip to Paul for pointing out this interview!