By Esther Enkin, CBC ombudsman The complainant, Ed B, is being identified only by his first name and last initial because revealing his full name would compromise his professional position. I reluctantly agreed to...
Category: Opinion & Analysis
What the Star reported was neither gossip, nor rumour and innuendo, writes public editor Kathy English. Rather, what the Star shared with its readers was responsible reporting on a devastating and deeply disturbing story.
It was dumb to raise the issue of Jian Ghomeshi’s brand at a time when the police are investigating very serious allegations.
While Canadian coverage was praised worldwide, it catered to a national audience. Seemingly mundane questions—such as whether buses were running and which roads were closed—didn’t become the focus of local coverage until much later the day.
Social media has changed how we know and respond to events.
When terror gripped Ottawa last week, Star journalists faced the challenge of reporting the news as it happened in an atmosphere of fear and chaos.
We all feel shaken by traumatic events, but in most cases, if we acknowledge our symptoms, they will soon fade away. Talking about them helps.
Credit should be given to the police who allowed media to continue to do their jobs in the midst of an active crime scene, as well as the journalists who fervently covered the situation as it unfolded in a dangerous and turbulent environment.
Newspapers, in their legacy format, represent simplicity in a complicated world, which is the Achilles heel of the mobile environment, writes columnist Joe Banks.
Alfred Hermida’s new book, Tell Everyone: Why We Share & Why It Matters, looks at how content is shared and its role in social movements, revolutions, journalistic gaffes and corporate PR disasters.