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

Bye bye newspapers

November 10th, 2015
Way back in the 1980s, Canadian publisher Stuart Keate said that being in the newspaper business doesn't make much sense. ...Click here to read more detail about 'Bye bye newspapers'

A PR disaster

October 28th, 2014
If Jian Gomeshi was still on the air, he'd be all over this story. That's what Q did best. It explored the intersections o...Click here to read more detail about 'A PR disaster'