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

The Desmond Cole...

April 22nd, 2017
Shortly after his most controversial public appearance yet, Desmond Cole tweeted: “Have y'all noticed that when I sp...Click here to read more detail about 'The Desmond Cole...'

Don't be objective

March 24th, 2017
In his fine new documentary All Governments Lie, Canadian producer Peter Raymont presents an indictment of mainstream jour...Click here to read more detail about 'Don't be objective'