When journalism needs 

a second opinion

When journalists act responsibly, I defend them. When they do wrong, I can be their sternest critic. When they want to learn to get better, I show them how.

My unique journalism experience makes me sought after as an expert witness in legal proceedings involving issues of journalistic practice like libel and protection of sources. I am also an award-winning writer who acts as a trainer and consultant to newspapers, television networks and community groups across Canada.

  • Senior news executive for 13 years at Canada’s largest newspaper
  • Chaired Canada’s largest journalism school for 10 years
  • Wrote Yesterday's News, a critically acclaimed book on Canadian newspapers
  • Won national and provincial awards for investigative reporting
  • Successful record as an expert witness – for both plaintiffs and media organizations – in three provinces

Road to oblivion

December 2nd, 2017
When the history of Canadian newspapers (or, more likely, their obituary) is written, this may go down as the week we hear...Click here to read more detail about 'Road to oblivion'

Step up to plate

October 28th, 2017
  The Toronto Star welcomed news that a majority of its city's population now identifies as non-white by issuing a c...Click here to read more detail about 'Step up to plate'