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Toronto Star Public Editor: Do journalists and the public understand each other?
4 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?

CBC Ombudsman: Tough, not biased
4 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: Tough, not biased

The complainant, Isi Erez, thought Carol Off showed her personal feelings through an angry interview with an Israeli politician. Tone is somewhat subjective – the interview was probing but I… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Tough, not biased

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Suicide coverage an opportunity to help
4 months ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Suicide coverage an opportunity to help

Two greatly admired and creative people died by suicide this week: On Tuesday, designer Kate Spade, known for her colourful handbags and clothing, and today, chef, traveller and television… Continue Reading Globe and Mail Public Editor: Suicide coverage an opportunity to help

CBC Ombudsman: Writing analysis: Conclusions require attribution and explanation
4 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: Writing analysis: Conclusions require attribution and explanation

The complainant, Eric Wredenhagen, Registrar and CEO of the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia, thought an analysis piece regarding the deficiencies in reports about disciplinary actions from various… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Writing analysis: Conclusions require attribution and explanation

CBC Ombudsman: Precision matters
4 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: Precision matters

The complainant, Adam Lewis, said that there was an error of fact in a piece about a Russian-owned, U.S.-based uranium mining company. There had been an ongoing controversy regarding the… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Precision matters

Toronto Star Public Editor: Media savvy kids are vital to future of democracy
4 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

CBC Ombudsman: Recording conversations – consent and its limits
5 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: Recording conversations – consent and its limits

The complainant, Matt Whitman, is a Halifax city councillor. He did a phone interview in which he said he was never told he was being recorded, nor that the interview… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Recording conversations – consent and its limits

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Cannabis investors have right to know bad news
5 months ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Cannabis investors have right to know bad news

Shareholders in cannabis firms are anxious about their investments, the profits and the coverage of them. It is seen as riskier than most investments because there is no historical… Continue Reading Globe and Mail Public Editor: Cannabis investors have right to know bad news

Globe and Mail Public Editor: It’s important to be right, not first with the news
5 months ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: It’s important to be right, not first with the news

The Globe and Mail wasn’t the first media outlet to report the number killed in Toronto’s Monday van rampage. It wasn’t first to report the name of the suspect… Continue Reading Globe and Mail Public Editor: It’s important to be right, not first with the news

Toronto Star Public Editor: Where are the voices of women on the letters page?
5 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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