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

Brave new media?

March 31st, 2014
Just the other day (Saturday, as a matter of fact) the three leading news stories posted at Vice News Canada were, in orde...Click here to read more detail about 'Brave new media?'

Ford's nemesis

November 3rd, 2013
Seems there's a street gang operating out of the mayor of Toronto's office.The only good news? Rob Ford appears to be the ...Click here to read more detail about 'Ford's nemesis'