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?
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
Earlier this week, I received a complaint about a Globe investigation into a fake news site. The writer, who is a Canadian professor, called the article “fake news.”
Astrology is not science, so why do serious news organizations still publish daily horoscopes?
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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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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
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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
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
Headline presented Alex Trebek’s feelings for big winner as fact, when it was actually the columnist’s own view.
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