Opinion and Analysis

Jul 22, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

If there is controversy, then it is a valid journalistic pursuit and in the public interest to explore ideas about it, writes Esther Enkin. 

Jul 21, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Credibility studies tell us readers hate unnamed sources. So why does the Star ever use confidential sources?

Jul 21, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

You have to strike a balance between adequate information and perspectives to provide well-rounded coverage against the complainant’s desire to have very detailed accounts, and often a partisan spin, on quite narrowly focused news stories, writes the CBC ombudsman Esther Enkin. 

Jul 21, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

An article about the Houston-area shooting that left two adults and four children dead this week prompted a reader to wonder why the story drew a distinction between biological and adopted children.

Jul 18, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

As with many errors, especially with all-too-frequent mistakes with names, it comes down to a failure to verify and to double-check. Every name, photograph and illustration should be checked, writes The Globe and Mail's public editor Sylvia Stead.

Jul 18, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

A complainant was dissatisifed with the amount of reporting on a fundraising effort. 

Jul 17, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The University of Ottawa suspended admissions to its journalism program following a critical report. Now, it has developed a new program focused on bilingualism and digital skills. But that doesn’t help current students in the discredited program, says frustrated student Michael Robinson.

Jul 17, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Like most media organizations, CBC News has a policy that it is only in exceptional circumstances that a story is removed from the web site. The rationale is that it can distort the public record when material is selectively deleted, writes CBC ombudsman Esther Enkin. 

Jul 17, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Two recent high-profile court cases involving journalists are likely to evoke quite different responses from you as a reader, writes The Globe and Mail's public editor Sylvia Stead.

Jul 16, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

In an effort to combat declining enrollment, Concordia University is considering a graduate program aimed at training students to report for international NGOs. Education columnist Janice Tibbetts asks if that’s wise.

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