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

Under new owners

May 28th, 2020
Twenty years ago, when newspapers were still strong enough to go to war against each other, David Asper went out of his wa...Click here to read more detail about 'Under new owners'

The paper killer

May 13th, 2020
That great showman, P.T. Barnum, once said: “He who is without a newspaper is cut off from his species.” We...Click here to read more detail about 'The paper killer'