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

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'

Let's get it right

June 16th, 2020
How can Canadian news organizations recognize and cure systemic racism? It’s hard work. But it’s work that ne...Click here to read more detail about 'Let's get it right'