The Ontario Press Council was exercising its right and responsibility in holding the Toronto Star to account for its reporting on Mayor Rob Ford “crack” video, writes the newspaper's public editor Kathy English.
It is certainly not ideal to have been talking about a tape that no CBC reporter had seen, but given the high profile of the people involved, and how the story evolved, the decision to stay with the story was a correct one, writes CBC's Ombudsman Esther Enkin.
Journalists are fed up with canned talking points in response to questions, but are they better than nothing? Should journalists push more for phone interviews? Take the J-Source poll and tell us what you think of emailed statements.
During his program The Source, Ezra Levant made negative comments about the Roma community, which the CBSC found the broadcast in violation of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ Code of Ethics.
The Globe and Mail's public editor explains to readers what they can expect from the Ontario press council hearings next week and why she defends the use of anonymous sources in the story at the root of the complaint.
There should always be attribution for news items, even if those pieces were rewritten and in some cases included personal reflections, writes The Globe and Mail's public editor Sylvia Stead.