Emily Brill is the executive editor and founder of The Canine Review.
The Canine Review is a subscription-only, independent online news service whose readers include thousands of veterinary professionals, pet industry leaders, journalists, and dog fanatics. As the pet industry’s only independent watchdog news service not beholden to advertisers, TCR provides much-needed accountability and greater transparency for this fast-growing, dynamic sub-sector of the economy which, until TCR, had not yet faced frequent and high-impact checks on its powerful institutions and stakeholders.
A native New Yorker, Emily grew up in a media startup world and preferred newsrooms to playgrounds and classrooms before she could compose full sentences. Her father, Steven, founded The American Lawyer in 1979; Emily spent most of her time there and, later, at Court TV, where she developed programming for the ‘tween’ set, “Teen Court TV.” Emily worked everywhere from Fox News Channel during its early days with Shepard Smith to Charlie Rose to CNN to CBS News’s Beijing Bureau. Before TCR, her reporting was published everywhere from The New York Times’s China edition to The Daily Beast to Buzzfeed.
The pet industry is one of the largest, fastest-growing sectors of the American economy. But it lacks the kind of regulatory safeguards found in goods and services for people. And it has not yet been faced with the kind of accountability that strong, independent journalism brings. TCR’s mission is to be that accountability and change. Emily launched TCR in late 2019, financing all start-up costs. Today, TCR’s sole revenue source continues to be its growing list of paying subscribers.