Rascal News

Website: https://www.rascal.news/

We’re Rascal, a new, independent, reader-supported, worker-owned outlet for journalism about tabletop roleplaying games and the people who make them.

Rascal was co-founded by Lin Codega, Rowan Zeoli, and Chase Carter, writers and critics you might already know from other websites such as Gizmodo, Dicebreaker, Polygon, and elsewhere. We wanted to continue the vital work of investigating this industry while also building space for criticism, culture reporting and lighthearted blogs that wouldn't survive anywhere else.

As tens of thousands of journalism jobs at every level vanish alongside entire outlets and verticals, news as an industry is threatened by venture capitalists and billionaires who only see newspapers as capital investments and not avenues for public service. Specialized news struggles under the thumb of ad-supported models while social media continues to burn down around our heads. We've been laid off, pushed out, sidelined, and watched as sustainable jobs disappeared in favor of exploitative, underpaid content mills. We decided to build our own future. We adopted a motto. Part threat, part encouragement, pure conviction.

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