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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‘As mishaps of misinformation and disasters of disinformation spread through the digital ecosystem, determining who you can trust for news and verified information is more important than ever.’
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The Star must draw clearer distinction between news and opinion.
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The complainant, Mike McEwan, thought an opinion piece critical of the systematic mistreatment of Aboriginal people was expressed in a way that bordered on “hate speech.” There is a big… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Provocative Opinion
Last week a reader wondered, on Twitter, whether stories by John Ibbitson on Canada’s clandestine project to evacuate gay men from Russia to Canada “put gay Chechen refugees (or continuance of… Continue Reading Globe and Mail Public Editor: Decision to publish gay Chechens story made after exhausting ‘all avenues’
It’s no surprise that a column written by a woman, about a woman, attracts online attacks – but an angry minority shouldn’t shut down debate.
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An important reminder after the word appeared in the headline of a Globe column: groups of white supremacists must be called what they are.
Read More Continue Reading Globe and Mail Public Editor: ‘Alt-right’ softens the vileness of a racist movement