We’re not looking for a handout. But we didn’t expect the government to distort the playing field so dramatically
Read More Continue Reading Liberals’ journalism funding makes it harder to launch news startups
Anti-vaxxers are up in arms about negative media coverage of their cause. Considering the timing, this is a little surprising: measles, a potentially life-threatening disease especially for unvaccinated babies… Continue Reading Globe and Mail Public Editor: No need to offer ‘false balance’ to anti-vaxxers
Ottawa is poised to provide almost $600 million in financial assistance to Canada’s news media. Will it do the right thing and restrict the incentives to Canadian-owned companies?
Read More Continue Reading How to fix Canada’s biggest media problem in one easy step
Rather than bolstering the corporations that have decimated Canada’s media ecosystem, the federal tax incentive package should be used to fund journalists’ work
Read More Continue Reading Bail out the journalists, not their bosses
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
Why the controversy surrounding Jill Abramson’s newly released book puts the spotlight squarely on the valuable research department
Read More Continue Reading The missing fact-checker: Merchants of Truth’s Achilles heel
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
The complainant, Robert Muir, says there were flaws in an article CBC Toronto published in the aftermath of flooding the city experienced last summer. He felt the article left readers… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsperson: How much detail is enough?
This post was originally published on the CBC’s website on Jan. 7, 2019.
This is my first day as CBC’s new Ombudsperson. I’d like to tell you a bit about… Continue Reading Hello from CBC’s new Ombudsperson