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

Let's be account...

December 4th, 2015
In case you haven't heard (and I'm sure you haven't), Canada has a new national body to hear complaints about what you thi...Click here to read more detail about 'Let's be account...'

The Hall of Shame

November 26th, 2015
Even Paul Godfrey seemed surprised when he was installed in Canada's News Hall of Fame this week. "I was quite surprised,...Click here to read more detail about 'The Hall of Shame'