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CBC Ombudsman: Keeping Cool in the Twittersphere
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
7 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
7 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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Globe and Mail Public Editor: Updating The Globe’s Editorial Code of Conduct
7 months ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Updating The Globe’s Editorial Code of Conduct

We are witnessing a campaign south of the border to diminish journalism. It is tactical: News reporting holds lawmakers and other powerful people accountable for their actions. At the same… Continue Reading Globe and Mail Public Editor: Updating The Globe’s Editorial Code of Conduct

CBC Ombudsman: The Opioid Crisis
7 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: The Opioid Crisis

The complainant, Geoffrey Donaldson, considered reporting about an increase in publicly-funded opioid prescriptions in New Brunswick misleading. He did not agree that there is any concern in the increase. He… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: The Opioid Crisis

Globe and Mail Public Editor: A picture can be worth so much more than a mere one thousand words
7 months ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: A picture can be worth so much more than a mere one thousand words

To say every picture is worth a thousand words sorely underestimates the impact of photojournalism. Think the Vietnam war and what comes to mind? The photo of a girl named… Continue Reading Globe and Mail Public Editor: A picture can be worth so much more than a mere one thousand words

CBC Ombudsman: The National
8 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: The National

The complainant, Dieter Buse, objected to a Viewpoint segment by Robyn Urback, calling into question Canada’s desire for a seat on the UN security council. He thought it was a… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: The National