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.
Continue Reading Star public editor: Can we talk, please, about political correctness run amok?
The Globe public editor explains how an error can slip into a story and be repeated for months with no one noticing.
Continue Reading Globe public editor: How a mistake keeps getting repeated
Artists have licence to disregard facts. Journalists do not.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression honour courageous journalists who seek truth and report it whatever the obstacles, including jail and torture.
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.