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

Greed, Inc.

February 3rd, 2021
Carl Sagan, the scientist, once identified what he called “one of the saddest lessons of history.” I think it ...Click here to read more detail about 'Greed, Inc.'

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'