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

It's about race

September 27th, 2019
Why should the outrage over Maxime Bernier being granted an audience with the Toronto Star editorial board remind us of th...Click here to read more detail about 'It's about race'

How not to do it

September 15th, 2019
How would you like it if you had to face Harold Munro’s problems when you woke up this morning? The Vancouver Sun a...Click here to read more detail about 'How not to do it'