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Toronto Star Public Editor: Western media’s failure to properly cover the developing world
4 weeks ago

Toronto Star Public Editor: Western media’s failure to properly cover the developing world

Conflicts, coups and catastrophes: These are the stories Canadians are most often told about the world beyond our borders.

Media coverage of international affairs has long been driven by dramatic… Continue Reading Toronto Star Public Editor: Western media’s failure to properly cover the developing world

Toronto Star Public Editor: The age old issue of reporting on age
2 months ago

Toronto Star Public Editor: The age old issue of reporting on age

The headline, published in the newspaper and online this week, reported on yet another victim of the terrible toll of Toronto’s deadly streets: “Elderly pedestrian killed at crosswalk,” it stated.

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Toronto Star Public Editor: Do journalists and the public understand each other?
2 months ago

Toronto Star Public Editor: Do journalists and the public understand each other?

Readers, do we understand each other?

As consumers of news and information, do you have a clear sense of the how and why of journalism and its role in a… Continue Reading Toronto Star Public Editor: Do journalists and the public understand each other?

Toronto Star Public Editor: Media savvy kids are vital to future of democracy
2 months ago

Toronto Star Public Editor: Media savvy kids are vital to future of democracy

We all need to be news wise during an election campaign.

Democracy depends on informed voters, and to be fully informed, voters depend largely on the media for news and… Continue Reading Toronto Star Public Editor: Media savvy kids are vital to future of democracy

Toronto Star Public Editor: Where are the voices of women on the letters page?
3 months ago

Toronto Star Public Editor: Where are the voices of women on the letters page?

Not enough time or not enough confidence? Why don’t women write more letters to the editor? Public Editor Kathy English wants to know.
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Toronto Star Public Editor: The good news about trust in the media
5 months ago

Toronto Star Public Editor: The good news about trust in the media

There is some good news about the bad news about global trust in journalism: In Canada, trust in journalists has risen significantly, as has trust in traditional media overall.

According… Continue Reading Toronto Star Public Editor: The good news about trust in the media

Toronto Star Public Editor: Timeless principles guide corrections in digital era
6 months ago

Toronto Star Public Editor: Timeless principles guide corrections in digital era

Corrections are complex business these days when news organizations deliver information via print, on web and mobile apps, social media, video, newsletters, push notifications and voice personal assistants
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Toronto Star Public Editor: Children in the news always require special consideration
7 months ago

Toronto Star Public Editor: Children in the news always require special consideration

As the Star reported this week, the Toronto District School Board says it never discussed the implications of allowing an 11-year-old girl to speak to a barrage of reporters after… Continue Reading Toronto Star Public Editor: Children in the news always require special consideration