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Globe and Mail Public Editor: Would you have caught these Globe and Mail slip-ups of 2017?
3 weeks ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Would you have caught these Globe and Mail slip-ups of 2017?

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?

Toronto Star Public Editor: Children in the news always require special consideration
4 weeks ago

Toronto Star Public Editor: Children in the news always require special consideration

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

GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLIC EDITOR: The fight against ‘fake news’
1 month ago

GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLIC EDITOR: The fight against ‘fake news’

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.”

The Globe… Continue Reading GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLIC EDITOR: The fight against ‘fake news’

Toronto Star Public Editor: Journalistic standards protect against fake news
2 months ago

Toronto Star Public Editor: Journalistic standards protect against fake news

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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Globe and Mail Public Editor: The need to understand the context of words and how they evolve
2 months ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: The need to understand the context of words and how they evolve

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

Toronto Star Public Editor: We need more women’s voices in the news
3 months ago

Toronto Star Public Editor: We need more women’s voices in the news

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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Globe and Mail Public Editor: Updating The Globe’s Editorial Code of Conduct
3 months ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Updating The Globe’s Editorial Code of Conduct

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

Globe and Mail Public Editor: A picture can be worth so much more than a mere one thousand words
3 months ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: A picture can be worth so much more than a mere one thousand words

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