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Anita Li

Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of The Green Line

Anita Li is the founder, CEO, and editor-in-chief of The Green Line, a community-driven news outlet in Toronto, and serves as Journalism Innovator-in-Residence at Toronto Metropolitan University. Anita has over two decades of experience as a multi-platform journalist, having started her career as a reporter and editor at Canadian legacy outlets, including The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail and CBC. She later worked in strategic, management-level roles at American digital media publications, such as Complex, Fusion and Mashable. Anita was also director of communities at The Discourse

Anita runs a consultancy where she advises journalism outlets and institutions on community-driven journalism, audience engagement, news entrepreneurship, emerging media business models, newsroom diversity, media ethics and journalism innovation. She is a member of the board of directors for LION (Local Independent Online News) Publishers and formerly for the Online News Association, as well as an alum of the inaugural Poynter-NABJ Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media. She also co-founded Canadian Journalists of Colour, a rapidly growing network of racialized media-makers in Canada. To keep up with Anita, subscribe to The Other Wave, her innovation newsletter about challenging the status quo in journalism.


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