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Toronto Star public editor: Filipino journalist Maria Ressa’s powerful defence of truth is truly inspiring
2 years ago

Toronto Star public editor: Filipino journalist Maria Ressa’s powerful defence of truth is truly inspiring

When Maria Ressa learned, via Twitter, that she was among the group of journalists Time magazine recognized as “Person of the Year” — “Guardians” in the “war on truth” — her immediate thought was sobering, indeed.
Toronto Star Public Editor: Lessons from the eye of a global media storm
2 years ago

Toronto Star Public Editor: Lessons from the eye of a global media storm

Living in the eye of a global media storm of coverage of an alleged serial killer for the past year, Karen Fraser has learned more than she ever could have imagined about today’s journalists and how they work.
Toronto Star Public Editor: Trust Project aims to fight public skepticism about the news media
2 years ago

Toronto Star Public Editor: Trust Project aims to fight public skepticism about the news media

It is not news to tell you we are in the midst of a global crisis in media trust. While I find some consolation in the fact that recent studies tell us that Canadians trust their news more than do…
Toronto Star Public Editor: Western media’s failure to properly cover the developing world
2 years ago

Toronto Star Public Editor: Western media’s failure to properly cover the developing world

Conflicts, coups and catastrophes: These are the stories Canadians are most often told about the world beyond our borders. Media coverage of international affairs has long been driven by dramatic breaking news events while deep reporting on the ongoing issues…
Toronto Star Public Editor: The age old issue of reporting on age
2 years ago

Toronto Star Public Editor: The age old issue of reporting on age

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. Peter Pellier, a longtime Star reader from Oakville then posed…
Toronto Star Public Editor: Do journalists and the public understand each other?
2 years ago

Toronto Star Public Editor: Do journalists and the public understand each other?

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 democracy? I would like to believe a clear understanding does…
Toronto Star Public Editor: Media savvy kids are vital to future of democracy
2 years ago

Toronto Star Public Editor: Media savvy kids are vital to future of democracy

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 information. Within the increasingly complex media ecosystem, it is the…
Toronto Star Public Editor: Where are the voices of women on the letters page?
2 years ago

Toronto Star Public Editor: Where are the voices of women on the letters page?

Not enough time or not enough confidence? Why don’t women write more letters to the editor? Public Editor Kathy English wants to know.
Toronto Star Public Editor: Digital media literacy matters to all
2 years ago

Toronto Star Public Editor: Digital media literacy matters to all

Today’s digital-driven world demands new media literacy skills to create understanding of powerful platforms.
Toronto Star Public Editor: The good news about trust in the media
2 years ago

Toronto Star Public Editor: The good news about trust in the media

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. According to the 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer released this week, 61…