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

RIP newsroom div...

June 16th, 2016
If you Google "diversity in Canadian newsrooms," you will find that seven out of the first 10 results still cite my resear...Click here to read more detail about 'RIP newsroom div...'

An affair at work

June 9th, 2016
Office affairs. They happen. Many are consensual, stay private and hurt no one. Some endure and can lead to marriage; of c...Click here to read more detail about 'An affair at work'