The complainant, Jenni Byrne of Bayfield Strategy, Inc., wrote on behalf of her client, Fortress Developments. She stated that one of the reporters involved in ongoing coverage of… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Following Fortress
With a significant portion of the audience arriving at news sites via social media and search, the imminent death of the homepage is a common refrain. One senior digital manager… Continue Reading The death of the homepage is much exaggerated
A foundation for resiliency needs to be built up before journalists are in the field.
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The complainant, Jackie Thipthorpe, objected to a story about visitors at a veterinary school open house. The research project featured involved a cow with a fistula which enabled… Continue Reading CBC OMBUDSMAN: Balance and Perspective
Earlier this week, I received a complaint about a Globe investigation into a fake news site. The writer, who is a Canadian professor, called the article “fake news.”
As 2018 dawns, it’s clear that Canada’s news media are in danger of lurching into the abyss unless Ottawa takes action soon.
Enforcing our country’s anti-trust laws to stop the… Continue Reading Year of reckoning looms for Canada’s newspapers
The complainant, Mary Spensley, disputed the accuracy of a story about an LGBTQ teaching tool created by the Alberta Teachers’ Association. She was also concerned that hostile politicians were using… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Truth Over Time
Astrology is not science, so why do serious news organizations still publish daily horoscopes?
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It turns out that newspapers in the 1830s had extensive government support.
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The complainant, Lara Dutton, objected to a CBC online writer expressing opinion while using the @CBCToronto twitter account. She wanted to know what the consequences were for the… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Keeping Cool in the Twittersphere