The Canary

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In its own words:
"An online media outlet that has a global outlook and reach. One that isn’t afraid to challenge the status quo, to ask the hard questions and to have an opinion."
Constitutes: independent media

The Canary is an online media outlet with what it describes as a unique business model and boasting some of the best news, politics, science, technology, health and wellbeing writers from around the world.[1] A March 2017 media review described The Canary as an alternative UK news site whose target audience is the pro-Corbyn Left, and asked the question: what impact will its business model have on the aim to provide an alternative to the commercially-controlled media?[2]


The Canary laments that a handful of individuals are controlling our mainstream media, that mass media coverage is largely conservative and says a counterpoint is needed:

The team at The Canary believe a free, fair and fearless media is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, because for democracy to work, it requires informed consent from its citizens. We intend to help generate that informed consent by providing our readers with high-quality, well-researched and incisive journalism.
Our content focuses on news, ideas, and key developments that impact democracy, equality and fairness.
Around twenty freelance writers are contributing daily articles to the site, in return for 50% of profit as a proportion of the traffic they generate.
The other 50% is split between a small remuneration for three section editors, and the marketing budget. The Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief won’t take a share of profit until the site is earning enough through advertising, sponsorship, and affiliate marketing to redistribute some of the marketing budget.
We also channel revenue into an Investigative Journalism Fund. This will enable the kind of long form, original, investigative journalism that has become a rarity in the cash-strapped mainstream.
We believe that the people who generate our content should be rewarded fairly. At The Canary, the writers and editors are not beholden to any corporate owner or to the interests of shareholders. Our business model also encourages real team work – we win or lose together.
We see The Canary as an important part of building a new media in the UK – and around the world – which helps move towards a more fair, just and equal world.


The Canary's team includes journalists, photographers, cartoonists and domain experts:



"Philip Cross" has made a lot of edits to The Canary's Wikipedia page.


Employee on Wikispooks

Mohamed ElmaaziJournalistMay 2018November 2019


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A document sourced from The Canary

TitleTypeSubject(s)Publication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Corbyn fans should welcome this attempted coup, the Blairites are committing political suicidearticleTony Blair
Jeremy Corbyn
Hilary Benn
Margaret Hodge
Ann Coffey
2016 EU Referendum
26 June 2016Kerry-anne MendozaIn these uncertain days after the Brexit vote, when the Labour party needed to rally UK progressives to prevent a right-wing Brexit from the European Union – a small number of Labour MPs have instead chosen to mount a coup against leader Jeremy Corbyn. But Corbyn supporters should be ecstatic, because this opportunistic and ignorant move is an act of political suicide for the Blairites.
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