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

Let's boycott THIS

May 1st, 2019
When I worked for newspapers, publishers would turn purple if anyone suggested they ought to accept money from the governm...Click here to read more detail about 'Let's boycott THIS'

We expect better

February 17th, 2019
Plagiarism derives from the Latin word plagiarius, which literally means “kidnapped” and figuratively means &l...Click here to read more detail about 'We expect better'