Opinion and Analysis

Jul 28, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Susan Fennell, who has been mayor of Brampton since 2000 and is now facing a tough race in her bid for re-election, undoubtedly has strong interest in publicly challenging the Toronto Star’s reporting and accusing the reporter who has doggedly held her to account of “bias,” writes public editor Kathy English.

Jul 28, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

From grieving family members to facts that cannot be easily checked and suppressing scandalous news, writing obituaries can be a challenge.

Jul 25, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

A complainant thought CBC News Thunder Bay was irresponsible in its coverage of community reaction to a controversial Ontario election newspaper ad placed by a local Libertarian Party candidate. He also questioned the use of a child’s response.

Jul 23, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

As newsrooms and their budgets shrivel and spin brigades multiply, the role journalists play in democracy has never been more important. It’s time reporters quit copping out, hiding behind faux cynicism and that tired “journalists aren’t joiners” excuse. It’s time we got organized and stood up for ourselves, writes Mary Agnes Welch.

Jul 23, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Even when ad libbing, one should choose words carefully, writes CBC ombudsman Esther Enkin. 

Jul 22, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Want to get hired as a journalist? Follow columnist Joe Banks’s three steps and he guarantees you a full-time job. 

Jul 22, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Globe and Mail readers are a smart bunch. They are well-educated, well-read and they spot errors that others don’t.

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. 

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