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

A terrible idea

June 19th, 2017
Once upon a time, any possibility of the government intruding in the affairs of Canada’s newspapers elicited great c...Click here to read more detail about 'A terrible idea'

Missing the story

May 20th, 2017
Sometimes if you need to wander into a forest to look for something, you can't find it. But you’re often so busy loo...Click here to read more detail about 'Missing the story'