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Globe and Mail Public Editor: Remembering the victims
5 months ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Remembering the victims

A number of readers were angry and upset by a headline and story online about the Winnipeg murder trial of the man charged with killing Tina Fontaine. Canadians were… Continue Reading Globe and Mail Public Editor: Remembering the victims

Toronto Star Public Editor: Timeless principles guide corrections in digital era
5 months ago

Toronto Star Public Editor: Timeless principles guide corrections in digital era

Corrections are complex business these days when news organizations deliver information via print, on web and mobile apps, social media, video, newsletters, push notifications and voice personal assistants
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Globe and Mail public editor: When victims come forward, journalism amplifies the truth
5 months ago

Globe and Mail public editor: When victims come forward, journalism amplifies the truth

In the midst of the #MeToo reckoning, let’s consider the role of journalism.

Of course, the foundation of the movement is the brave women who have been abused… Continue Reading Globe and Mail public editor: When victims come forward, journalism amplifies the truth

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Would you have caught these Globe and Mail slip-ups of 2017?
6 months 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
6 months 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’
6 months 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
7 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
7 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
8 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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