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Globe public editor: A behind the scenes look at our Mandela coverage
5 years ago

Globe public editor: A behind the scenes look at our Mandela coverage

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Even though the announcement of Nelson Mandela’s death was made in the late afternoon, much of what you read in the newspaper has been prepared for weeks, months and in some cases years, writes The Globe and Mail's public editor Sylvia Stead. 

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Globe public editor: Here’s what readers would ask Rob Ford
5 years ago

Globe public editor: Here’s what readers would ask Rob Ford

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The Globe and Mail's public editor Sylvia Stead asked readers to be reporters for the day and offer (up to) five questions they have for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. 

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Star public editor: Journalists honoured in Toronto for pursuit of truth
5 years ago

Star public editor: Journalists honoured in Toronto for pursuit of truth

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Canadian Journalists for Free Expression honour courageous journalists who seek truth and report it whatever the obstacles, including jail and torture.

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Why the fifth estate created an animated documentary
5 years ago

Why the fifth estate created an animated documentary

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In the medium of television, you don't have a story without images. CBC's investigative documentary program, the fifth estate is no stranger to that problem. But when its producers decided to present the stories of two people who escaped from North Korea, they faced a unique journalistic challenge. How do you illustrate a story for TV when you have no access to the country where it happened—and it's almost impossible to verify the details? Enter the animated documentary. 

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No chequebook journalism at Toronto Star: Public Editor
5 years ago

No chequebook journalism at Toronto Star: Public Editor

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Paying a $5,000 fee for a video showing Mayor Rob Ford in a drunken, angry tirade is not out of line with the Star’s guidelines on paying for information, says the newspaper's public editor Kathy English. 

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Public editor: Rob Ford and ‘crack cocaine’ video – Now, do you believe the Star?
5 years ago

Public editor: Rob Ford and ‘crack cocaine’ video – Now, do you believe the Star?

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Police verification of Mayor Rob Ford 'crack cocaine' video is vindication for the Toronto Star – and for journalism, writes the newspaper's public editor Kathy English.

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Globe public editor: A diverse audience and the struggle with language
5 years ago

Globe public editor: A diverse audience and the struggle with language

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With an increasingly diverse audience in a diverse country, Globe editors struggle to standardize spelling with non-English languages, although that standardization does not include accents.

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CBC ombudsman: No bias in Zimmerman trial headline
5 years ago

CBC ombudsman: No bias in Zimmerman trial headline

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CBC Ombudsman Esther Enkin responds to a complainant who thought referring to the prosecution's case and not the defence's showed bias in CBC News coverage of the George Zimmerman trial in the Trayvon Martin case.

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Star public editor: Star need not take all responsibility for perception gap
5 years ago

Star public editor: Star need not take all responsibility for perception gap

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Toronto Star public editor Kathy English explains the dfiference in perception between journalists and the public when it comes to the paper's reporting about Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.

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Globe public editor: The Fords, the facts and the use of anonymous sources
5 years ago

Globe public editor: The Fords, the facts and the use of anonymous sources

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Following the Ontario Press Council's dismissal of complaints against The Globe and Mail for its coverage of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, public editor Sylvia Stead provides the backstory on the paper's allegations that Ford sold hashish as a young man.

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