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Globe public editor: Suspect or accused, or just killer?

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Star public editor: Can we talk, please, about political correctness run amok?
8 years ago

Star public editor: Can we talk, please, about political correctness run amok?

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What is offensive and distasteful to some will be seen as a matter of political correctness to others. It’s all in the way you look at things.
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Globe public editor: How a mistake keeps getting repeated
8 years ago

Globe public editor: How a mistake keeps getting repeated

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The Globe public editor explains how an error can slip into a story and be repeated for months with no one noticing.
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Ontario Press Council upholds complaint against Windsor Star
8 years ago

Ontario Press Council upholds complaint against Windsor Star

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The Ontario Press Council ruled that including the complainant’s and his wife’s name in an article on the court proceedings of an individual convicted of drug related crimes exposed them to unwanted publicity and possible negative consequences in their careers.

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Live blog: Kathy English on the role of public editors
9 years ago

Live blog: Kathy English on the role of public editors

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Kathy English, public editor of The Toronto Star, will discuss the role of public editors and media ombudsmen and how they bridge the divide between journalists and their audiences. This session will be live-blogged by students at Wilfrid Laurier University's Brantford campus.

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Globe public editor: A behind the scenes look at our Mandela coverage
9 years ago

Globe public editor: A behind the scenes look at our Mandela coverage

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Even though the announcement of Nelson Mandela’s death was made in the late afternoon, much of what you read in the newspaper has been prepared for weeks, months and in some cases years, writes The Globe and Mail's public editor Sylvia Stead. 

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Globe public editor: Here’s what readers would ask Rob Ford
9 years ago

Globe public editor: Here’s what readers would ask Rob Ford

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The Globe and Mail's public editor Sylvia Stead asked readers to be reporters for the day and offer (up to) five questions they have for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. 

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Star public editor: Journalists honoured in Toronto for pursuit of truth
9 years ago

Star public editor: Journalists honoured in Toronto for pursuit of truth

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Canadian Journalists for Free Expression honour courageous journalists who seek truth and report it whatever the obstacles, including jail and torture.

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Why the fifth estate created an animated documentary
9 years ago

Why the fifth estate created an animated documentary

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In the medium of television, you don't have a story without images. CBC's investigative documentary program, the fifth estate is no stranger to that problem. But when its producers decided to present the stories of two people who escaped from North Korea, they faced a unique journalistic challenge. How do you illustrate a story for TV when you have no access to the country where it happened—and it's almost impossible to verify the details? Enter the animated documentary. 

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