As 2018 dawns, it’s clear that Canada’s news media are in danger of lurching into the abyss unless Ottawa takes action soon.
Enforcing our country’s anti-trust laws to stop the… Continue Reading Year of reckoning looms for Canada’s newspapers
The complainant, Mary Spensley, disputed the accuracy of a story about an LGBTQ teaching tool created by the Alberta Teachers’ Association. She was also concerned that hostile politicians were using… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Truth Over Time
Astrology is not science, so why do serious news organizations still publish daily horoscopes?
Read More Continue Reading Toronto Star Public Editor: What’s written in the stars?
It turns out that newspapers in the 1830s had extensive government support.
Read More Continue Reading The news industry has always needed government support: A look back to the 1800s
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
The Washington Post provided journalists and readers with a textbook example of journalistic due diligence, writes the Star’s public editor
Read More Continue Reading Toronto Star Public Editor: Journalistic standards protect against fake news
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
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
Read More Continue Reading Toronto Star Public Editor: We need more women’s voices in the news
Canadians often mourn the loss of their local newspaper. But there’s a disconnect, because few Canadians actually pay for a local news subscription.
Read More Continue Reading Instead of mourning local news, try paying for it