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

Media culpa

November 9th, 2016
By one count, only 19 newspapers in the United States supported Donald Trump for the presidency. The only one you ever ...Click here to read more detail about 'Media culpa'

Cure for "too wh...

November 6th, 2016
Shree Paradkar sure knows how to launch a column. The Toronto Star has chosen her to write a new weekly column on race an...Click here to read more detail about 'Cure for "too wh...'