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.
Read More Continue Reading Toronto Star public editor: Filipino journalist Maria Ressa’s powerful defence of truth is truly inspiring
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.
Read More Continue Reading Toronto Star Public Editor: Lessons from the eye of a global media storm
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… Continue Reading Toronto Star Public Editor: Trust Project aims to fight public skepticism about the news media
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… Continue Reading Toronto Star Public Editor: Western media’s failure to properly cover the developing world
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.
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… Continue Reading Toronto Star Public Editor: Do journalists and the public understand each other?
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… Continue Reading Toronto Star Public Editor: Media savvy kids are vital to future of democracy
Not enough time or not enough confidence? Why don’t women write more letters to the editor? Public Editor Kathy English wants to know.
Read More Continue Reading Toronto Star Public Editor: Where are the voices of women on the letters page?
Today’s digital-driven world demands new media literacy skills to create understanding of powerful platforms.
Read More Continue Reading Toronto Star Public Editor: Digital media literacy matters to all
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.