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
“We have reached the point where nurturing the green shoots is a better bet that propping up the gigantic, creaking, tottering timbers.”
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Indigenous community members are doing the work to situate Colten Boushie’s life and death within the colonial context.
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While many journalists will be seeing the trust figures as a Valentine’s Day gift from the Canadian public, it isn’t all hearts and roses for the beleaguered business in this survey.
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“And when they ask, ‘Is that your relative?’ I will say, ‘Yes.’” (Sarah Rain)
I remember the day Colten died. It was a hot summer day in Regina, Saskatchewan and… Continue Reading Colten — Our relative, our warrior
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
Some of my most challenging and rewarding access to information work has involved filing access requests with the consent of whistleblowers and individuals under tremendous duress.
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
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
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