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.

  • 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

The wrong horses

November 22nd, 2019
The Toronto Star has never been good at saying goodby. Not only that, it has a long and disturbing tradition of choosing t...Click here to read more detail about 'The wrong horses'

A shameful failure

October 1st, 2019
One year ago today, at 1:14 in the afternoon, American journalist Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi Arabian consu...Click here to read more detail about 'A shameful failure'