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Globe and Mail Public Editor: It’s important to be right, not first with the news
2 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?
2 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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Online news trolls not as bad as we think
2 months ago

Online news trolls not as bad as we think

Many people are turned away by abusive language on online news sites but new research reveals that only 15 per cent of comments are “nasty.”
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There are fewer journalists in Canada than 15 years ago — but not as few as you might think
3 months ago

There are fewer journalists in Canada than 15 years ago — but not as few as you might think

Statistics Canada data shows that between 2001 and 2016 the total number of journalists in the country declined by only 7 percent – and it looks like hiring is starting to inch upwards again.
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CBC Ombudsman: The Story of José – A Documentary Through One Person’s Eyes
3 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: The Story of José – A Documentary Through One Person’s Eyes

The complainant, Henry Heller, objected to a radio documentary recounting the experience of a Venezuelan doctor who fled the country. He said it represented a particular political view… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: The Story of José – A Documentary Through One Person’s Eyes

CBC OMBUDSMAN: Opinion.
3 months ago

CBC OMBUDSMAN: Opinion.

The complainant, Norman Swan, objected to an Opinion column critical of people having large families. He found it “disrespectful of family planning choices,” and he rejected the writer’s… Continue Reading CBC OMBUDSMAN: Opinion.

CBC Ombudsman: Making the links
3 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: Making the links

In the wake of accusations of sexual impropriety involving teenage girls against Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore, CBC News provided a feature story about the phenomenon in some… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Making the links

CBC Ombudsman: Public figures get public scrutiny
3 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: Public figures get public scrutiny

The complainant, Nimra Amjad, asked that articles about her be de-indexed. She thought that this would protect her from harassment that she said arose from them, but still… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Public figures get public scrutiny

CBC Ombudsman: Identifying Interviewees – how much background is enough
3 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: Identifying Interviewees – how much background is enough

The complainant, Marjaleena Repo, thought that important information about an interviewee was absent. An Iranian exile who has been supporting a movement of women protesting mandatory wearing of… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Identifying Interviewees – how much background is enough