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

Unfit to print

December 20th, 2020
The story was sensational. A 25-year-old Canadian confessed to being radicalized by ISIS and recruited into travelling to ...Click here to read more detail about 'Unfit to print'

Rex Mouthful

October 25th, 2020
It’s becoming harder and harder to decide if Rex Murphy is slipping off into delusional self-parody, or just happens...Click here to read more detail about 'Rex Mouthful'