On the Beat: New CAW-rabble.ca Labour Reporter

November 12, 2012, 12:15 PM EST

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Nearly three dozen aspiring labour reporters applied, whittled down to a short list of five and eventually a candidate was chosen for the rabble.ca/ CAW Labour Reporter Co-op position.

Lori Waller, new labour reporter at rabble.ca, will be starting next week on the beat.

The goal of the program is to equip the reporter with the skills and knowledge of the labour movement and workers' issues so that not only will there be six months of solid reporting but also for many years to follow, in other media outlets.

Waller is rabble's new labour beat reporter, a co-op position supported by the CAW. As a freelance writer, Lori has written about environmental and social justice topics for Briarpatch, The Dominion, and Peace and Environment News. She lives in Ottawa, where she works as a communications consultant, gardens, and is involved in community and activist groups including Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Movement Ottawa.

In previous chapters of her life, Lori studied sociology, worked as a vegetarian cook, volunteered and worked for the Otesha Project, and biked throughout Alberta with the Sierra Youth Coalition to witness how landscapes, communities, and lives are being transformed by the rapid growth of oil sands exploitation.

Follow Lori's work at: http://rabble.ca/issues/labour

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