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When not to publish graphic images
1 week ago

When not to publish graphic images

I regularly advocate for journalists to tell stories they see as newsworthy in the manner they see fit, because a key element of the journalistic skill set is the ability… Continue Reading When not to publish graphic images

A generation of journalists are struggling
1 week ago

A generation of journalists are struggling

Over the last three years, I’ve had some version of this conversation with countless young Canadian journalists.

“I’m so anxious right now.”

“My work laid off 15 per cent of… Continue Reading A generation of journalists are struggling

Seven ways to bail out the government’s journalism bailout
2 weeks ago

Seven ways to bail out the government’s journalism bailout

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This story was originally published by The Logic and appears here with its permission.

I anguished over whether to weigh in on last week’s $595-million government-aid package for… Continue Reading Seven ways to bail out the government’s journalism bailout

Globe and Mail public editor: When a private school’s history goes public
2 weeks ago

Globe and Mail public editor: When a private school’s history goes public

A few readers, graduates of St. Michael’s College, were upset with The Globe and Mail’s coverage of their school these past two weeks. Toronto police are investigating allegations of… Continue Reading Globe and Mail public editor: When a private school’s history goes public

How ‘fake news’ came to Winnipeg 100 years ago
1 month ago

How ‘fake news’ came to Winnipeg 100 years ago

This article was originally published by the Winnipeg Free Press and appears here with the editor’s permission.

Thursday, Nov. 7, 1918 — 100 years ago today — was a pleasant… Continue Reading How ‘fake news’ came to Winnipeg 100 years ago

Globe and Mail public editor: Is it news or views?
1 month ago

Globe and Mail public editor: Is it news or views?

The attacks on the media continue south of the border, but in this country, I believe readers understand the importance of fair and accurate news coverage. What a few… Continue Reading Globe and Mail public editor: Is it news or views?

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Sensitivity and respect were primary concerns while producing The Globe’s dementia series
2 months ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: Sensitivity and respect were primary concerns while producing The Globe’s dementia series

In covering deeply personal issues, journalism is quite different from the often one-dimensional world of social media. It uncovers how the vulnerable are treated, the problems they face and… Continue Reading Globe and Mail Public Editor: Sensitivity and respect were primary concerns while producing The Globe’s dementia series

CBC Ombudsman: Scoop or not
2 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: Scoop or not

The complainant, Andrew Douglas, Managing Editor of Frank Magazine, was concerned that CBC News had left the false impression they had broken a story he ran first in… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Scoop or not

CBC Ombudsman: Tough talk – confrontational interviews
4 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: Tough talk – confrontational interviews

The complainant, Laura Finsten, was appalled – as were many others – at a question put to a senior Israeli political figure regarding the number of Palestinians killed by the… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Tough talk – confrontational interviews