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Toronto Star Public Editor: Timeless principles guide corrections in digital era
5 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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Globe and Mail public editor: When victims come forward, journalism amplifies the truth
5 months ago

Globe and Mail public editor: When victims come forward, journalism amplifies the truth

In the midst of the #MeToo reckoning, let’s consider the role of journalism.

Of course, the foundation of the movement is the brave women who have been abused… Continue Reading Globe and Mail public editor: When victims come forward, journalism amplifies the truth

CBC Ombudsman: Accuracy in headlines and photos
5 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: Accuracy in headlines and photos

The complainant, Mike Fegelman, the Executive Director of HonestReporting Canada, made two requests for reviews. One concerned a headline dealing with the sentencing of an Israeli soldier and… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Accuracy in headlines and photos

CBC Ombudsman: Seeing is Believing
5 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: Seeing is Believing

CBC Ottawa ran a story about a programme to match homeless people to rental housing. It documented a case where it went wrong, leaving the landlord with a… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Seeing is Believing

CBC OMBUDSMAN: Reporting the Facts
5 months ago

CBC OMBUDSMAN: Reporting the Facts

The complainant, Diane Bederman, objected to a report by Derek Stoffel who was at a protest in Ramallah on the one-hundredth anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. She thought… Continue Reading CBC OMBUDSMAN: Reporting the Facts

CBC Ombudsman: The challenge of sizing up crowds
6 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: The challenge of sizing up crowds

The complainant, Anthony Nolan, wrote to say that a report on an anti-white supremacy rally at Queen’s Park distorted the crowd size, and deliberately so, in his view.… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: The challenge of sizing up crowds

CBC Ombudsman: Fixing facts on Facebook
6 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: Fixing facts on Facebook

The complainant, Jyothi Jayaraman, was one of 9 who objected to the explanation of the process of medically-assisted death. In the course of taking questions live on Facebook,… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Fixing facts on Facebook

CBC Ombudsman: The Pit Bull Controversy
6 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: The Pit Bull Controversy

The complainant, April Fahr, is the Director of Education and Advocacy for the HugABull Advocacy & Rescue Society. She was concerned that a Fifth Estate episode on whether… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: The Pit Bull Controversy

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Would you have caught these Globe and Mail slip-ups of 2017?
6 months ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Would you have caught these Globe and Mail slip-ups of 2017?

A reader in London, Ont., wrote to me to say there really shouldn’t be corrections – because all information should be checked before publication. “Doesn’t anybody proofread stories any… Continue Reading Globe and Mail Public Editor: Would you have caught these Globe and Mail slip-ups of 2017?

Toronto Star Public Editor: Children in the news always require special consideration
6 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