The Ferret is run by a group of Directors who take the day-to-day decisions on managing the project.
You can find out who they are here:
The Ferret is incorporated as a cooperative called The Ferret Media Ltd
There are different types of Directors on the Board. There are Journalist Directors, Reader Directors, and Independent Directors. The Reader Directors are drawn from the subscribers to the project.
Journalists who are published more than three times on The Ferret are able to apply to become Journalist Members of The Ferret. The Journalist Directors are elected from the Journalist Members.
Independent Directors are not directly elected by the membership. They are appointed by the board each year in order to help bolster the range of skills and experience available on the board.
As The Ferret is a co-operative we try our best to involve our members as much as we can in the running of the project. This forum is part of that effort. We hold quarterly events to which subscribers are invited and we try to consult with our members where we can, online, throughout the year.
For more details, you can download our governing document from this link.
Rules.pdf (301.3 KB)