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Toronto Star Public Editor: Timeless principles guide corrections in digital era
2 years 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
Toronto Star Public Editor: Children in the news always require special consideration
3 years 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 she had made false allegations that her hijab had been…
Toronto Star Public Editor: What’s written in the stars?
3 years ago

Toronto Star Public Editor: What’s written in the stars?

Astrology is not science, so why do serious news organizations still publish daily horoscopes?
Toronto Star Public Editor: Journalistic standards protect against fake news
3 years 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
Toronto Star Public Editor: We need more women’s voices in the news
3 years 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
Toronto Star Public Editor: Jeopardy! headline a case study on need to clearly label opinion content
3 years ago

Toronto Star Public Editor: Jeopardy! headline a case study on need to clearly label opinion content

Headline presented Alex Trebek’s feelings for big winner as fact, when it was actually the columnist’s own view.
Toronto Star Public Editor: Who can you really trust for news?
3 years ago

Toronto Star Public Editor: Who can you really trust for news?

‘As mishaps of misinformation and disasters of disinformation spread through the digital ecosystem, determining who you can trust for news and verified information is more important than ever.’
TORONTO STAR PUBLIC EDITOR: Readers need to distinguish news from opinion
3 years ago

TORONTO STAR PUBLIC EDITOR: Readers need to distinguish news from opinion

The Star must draw clearer distinction between news and opinion.