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

Shameful neglect

June 1st, 2021
You’re reading it here because you can’t read it anywhere else. Not one major newspaper or media outlet in Can...Click here to read more detail about 'Shameful neglect'

Stop the bias

May 22nd, 2021
Several Canadian newspapers carried an Associated Press news story on the carnage in Gaza a week ago. It described the roo...Click here to read more detail about 'Stop the bias'