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

Doomed to failure

June 13th, 2019
What the federal government calls its Journalism and Written Media Independent Panel of Experts hasn’t had time to m...Click here to read more detail about 'Doomed to failure'

Journalism threa...

May 30th, 2019
Independence. It’s the most important core value of journalism. An independent media fosters trust that what it rep...Click here to read more detail about 'Journalism threa...'