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CBC Ombudsman: Following Fortress
1 week ago

CBC Ombudsman: Following Fortress

The complainant, Jenni Byrne of Bayfield Strategy, Inc., wrote on behalf of her client, Fortress Developments. She stated that one of the reporters involved in ongoing coverage of… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Following Fortress

CBC OMBUDSMAN: Balance and Perspective
2 weeks ago

CBC OMBUDSMAN: Balance and Perspective

The complainant, Jackie Thipthorpe, objected to a story about visitors at a veterinary school open house. The research project featured involved a cow with a fistula which enabled… Continue Reading CBC OMBUDSMAN: Balance and Perspective

GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLIC EDITOR: The fight against ‘fake news’
2 weeks ago

GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLIC EDITOR: The fight against ‘fake news’

Earlier this week, I received a complaint about a Globe investigation into a fake news site. The writer, who is a Canadian professor, called the article “fake news.”

The Globe… Continue Reading GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLIC EDITOR: The fight against ‘fake news’

CBC Ombudsman: Truth Over Time
1 month ago

CBC Ombudsman: Truth Over Time

The complainant, Mary Spensley, disputed the accuracy of a story about an LGBTQ teaching tool created by the Alberta Teachers’ Association. She was also concerned that hostile politicians were using… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Truth Over Time

CBC Ombudsman: Keeping Cool in the Twittersphere
1 month ago

CBC Ombudsman: Keeping Cool in the Twittersphere

The complainant, Lara Dutton, objected to a CBC online writer expressing opinion while using the @CBCToronto twitter account. She wanted to know what the consequences were for the… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Keeping Cool in the Twittersphere

Toronto Star Public Editor: Journalistic standards protect against fake news
1 month ago

Toronto Star Public Editor: Journalistic standards protect against fake news

The Washington Post provided journalists and readers with a textbook example of journalistic due diligence, writes the Star’s public editor
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Globe and Mail Public Editor: The need to understand the context of words and how they evolve
1 month ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: The need to understand the context of words and how they evolve

Last week, TV columnist John Doyle wrote a column criticizing the CBC’s new show Great Canadian Baking Show.

As a TV critic, he was not overly impressed by this re-make… Continue Reading Globe and Mail Public Editor: The need to understand the context of words and how they evolve

Toronto Star Public Editor: We need more women’s voices in the news
2 months ago

Toronto Star Public Editor: We need more women’s voices in the news

Studies continue to show news stories still quote more male voices than female — by a wide margin. Women’s realities need, and should, be reflected and it can be done
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CBC Ombudsman: Trump vs. The NFL
2 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: Trump vs. The NFL

The complainant, Dan Bourque, objected to CBC Halifax’s Mainstreet coverage of the President of the United States and his interactions with both NFL players and the Pittsburgh Penguins
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