It is not news to tell you we are in the midst of a global crisis in media trust.
While I find some consolation in the fact that recent studies… Continue Reading Toronto Star Public Editor: Trust Project aims to fight public skepticism about the news media
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
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
In April, a man driving a van deliberately ran into civilians on a stretch of Toronto’s Yonge Street.
The complainant, Mohamed Jiavdheen, objected to a tweet describing the driver, based… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Twitter Turmoil
The complainant, Marc Poitras, thought the host of Ontario Today behaved differently to the callers on the edition which focused on the Progressive Conservative party, during the recent provincial election.… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Election balance on Ontario today
Conflicts, coups and catastrophes: These are the stories Canadians are most often told about the world beyond our borders.
Media coverage of international affairs has long been driven by dramatic… Continue Reading Toronto Star Public Editor: Western media’s failure to properly cover the developing world
Off the record, a source said; a senior government official said on background; according to an insider. How important are anonymous sources in reporting? Overuse or misuse can hurt… Continue Reading Globe and Mail Public Editor: When weighing anonymous voices, consider the source
The complainant, Bodgan Gawroński, objected to an interview with historian Jan Grabowski on CBC Radio programme Day 6. He thought it was biased and that Mr. Grabowski represented an extreme… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Polish perspective
The headline, published in the newspaper and online this week, reported on yet another victim of the terrible toll of Toronto’s deadly streets: “Elderly pedestrian killed at crosswalk,” it stated.