Off the record, a source said; a senior government official said on background; according to an insider. How important are anonymous sources in reporting? Overuse or misuse can hurt… Continue Reading Globe and Mail Public Editor: When weighing anonymous voices, consider the source
The headline, published in the newspaper and online this week, reported on yet another victim of the terrible toll of Toronto’s deadly streets: “Elderly pedestrian killed at crosswalk,” it stated.
Readers, do we understand each other?
As consumers of news and information, do you have a clear sense of the how and why of journalism and its role in a… Continue Reading Toronto Star Public Editor: Do journalists and the public understand each other?
Two greatly admired and creative people died by suicide this week: On Tuesday, designer Kate Spade, known for her colourful handbags and clothing, and today, chef, traveller and television… Continue Reading Globe and Mail Public Editor: Suicide coverage an opportunity to help
We all need to be news wise during an election campaign.
Democracy depends on informed voters, and to be fully informed, voters depend largely on the media for news and… Continue Reading Toronto Star Public Editor: Media savvy kids are vital to future of democracy
Shareholders in cannabis firms are anxious about their investments, the profits and the coverage of them. It is seen as riskier than most investments because there is no historical… Continue Reading Globe and Mail Public Editor: Cannabis investors have right to know bad 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
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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Today’s digital-driven world demands new media literacy skills to create understanding of powerful platforms.
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There is some good news about the bad news about global trust in journalism: In Canada, trust in journalists has risen significantly, as has trust in traditional media overall.