Who we are
The Albatross was started by a group of people who spent way too much time at their respective college papers and decided it wasn’t quite time for real jobs (not that anyone would hire us anyway). We think Canada is a terribly interesting place but that a lot of Canadian news is insanely boring. So we started this blog to start to change things.
What we do
We spend countless hours reading, watching and criticizing stuff on the internet. Now you can reap the rewards as we share the things that make us think, laugh or cringe. Whether it’s something goofy or something substantial, there’s always something interesting in Canadian news, and we try to curate that interesting stuff for our readers. We also try and provide stories that people can talk about, engage with or riff on.
What we dont do
We don’t take ourselves very seriously, but there are certain things we don’t want to be known for: sexism, racism, homophobia, fascism and any other kinds of small-mindedness.
Where you come in
Not everything we post will be amazing, but that’s not the point. It’s only the start of the conversation. What we want the Albatross to be is a community. If we do something well, let us know. If we’re being shitty, don’t let us get away with it. We can’t remake the Canadian news diet alone; we need your help. The best way you can help is by sharing what you see on the Albatross with your friends and family and by being active in the comments section. Be smart, be witty and be kind — but feel free to tear someone apart if that person is being an asshole. Also, we always appreciate a good news tip if something important or interesting catches your eye. Financial spreadsheets, cat videos or dirty jokes — we’ll take them all. If you are the writerly type and you have an original piece of writing you want us to run, we’ll take that too.