A new chapter begins at the National NewsMedia Council

The National NewsMedia Council (NNC) is pleased to announce enhanced roles for its two staff members following the retirement of Pat Perkel, the organization’s inaugural executive director, effective April 30, 2021.

Effective today, Brent Jolly has been appointed to serve as the NNC’s new managing director and will oversee day-to-day operations. Cara Sabatini will continue to serve in her role as director of dispute resolution, coordinating and supporting the resolution of  public complaints. John Fraser continues to serve as the NNC’s executive chair.

“Under the  direction of Pat Perkel and her team, the NNC has in barely five years established itself in the front ranks of media councils everywhere and has earned the trust of both the public and the journalistic profession and industry in Canada,” said Fraser.

NNC members – and the public – can continue to expect the timely, thoughtful service they have come to expect from the NNC over the past several years.

You can read more about the changes here.