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.

  • 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

Whose head rolls?

August 28th, 2020
Bruce Arthur, the Toronto Star’s marquee sports columnist, signed it. So did veteran, award-winning reporters Peter ...Click here to read more detail about 'Whose head rolls?'

Fraudulent martyrs

July 10th, 2020
Protesters in Portland, Oregon, tore down a statue of George Washington the other day. One honoring John A. Macdonald, Can...Click here to read more detail about 'Fraudulent martyrs'