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Toronto Star Public Editor: When does The Star report race of suspects wanted by police?
6 years ago

Toronto Star Public Editor: When does The Star report race of suspects wanted by police?

By Kathy English for the Toronto Star A reader’s good question about the Toronto Star’s reporting of the race of suspects wanted by police raised relevant points demanding further inquiry. “I am curious about the application of the Toronto Star’s…
Globe and Mail Public Editor: The call for more Paralympic coverage
6 years ago

Globe and Mail Public Editor: The call for more Paralympic coverage

By Sylvia Stead for The Globe and Mail Sports readers always have strong opinions about the most important story, what demands coverage and how prominent it should be. Football across the country, hockey of course, baseball across North America, U.K.…
Are Canadian public editors and ombuds independent enough to do their jobs?
6 years ago

Are Canadian public editors and ombuds independent enough to do their jobs?

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By Jane Gerster In her first column as the Toronto Star’s public editor, Sharon Burnside wryly noted, “Readers will look after the swelled head.” It was March 2005 and she’d held the post all of seven hours, had already written…
Globe and Mail Public editor: A banner year for investigative journalism
6 years ago

Globe and Mail Public editor: A banner year for investigative journalism

By Sylvia Stead for the Globe and Mail It has been a banner year for investigative journalism in Canada. Witness the recent spate of awards for work that uncovers malfeasance or shines a light on deeply ingrained societal prejudices and…
Toronto Star Public Editor: Updating the bear facts
6 years ago

Toronto Star Public Editor: Updating the bear facts

By Kathy English for the Toronto Star “Did Nunavut hunter shoot grizzly-polar bear hybrid?” read a headline in the Toronto Star some six weeks ago. As it turns out, the answer to that question is no. The bear that Inuit…
Toronto Star Public Editor: Estimating crowd sizes is always tricky
6 years ago

Toronto Star Public Editor: Estimating crowd sizes is always tricky

By Kathy English for the Toronto Star Canada’s new National Newsmedia Council has dismissed – with reservation – a complaint about the Toronto Star’s March report of the Ford family event held at the Toronto Congress Centre to celebrate the…
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