Opinion and Analysis

Sep 12, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

While there will always be photos of political and business leaders, who more often are men, editors need to make an effort to use more pictures of women and visible-minority members, writes public editor Sylvia Stead. 

Sep 12, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The Executive Director of HonestReporting Canada, Mike Fegelman, complained that CBC reported the shelling of the Gaza power plant by Israeli forces as a proven fact. He pointed to Israeli military statements denying responsibility. One online story was edited to reflect that fact, but another one, published some time later, was not. The inconsistency is not acceptable.

Sep 10, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The most basic notion to explain how a newspaper can properly be both neutral and opinionated is to understand that structurally newspapers have two distinct components. 

Sep 10, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The complainant wanted CBC News online to take down an accurate story involving him and his wife, who were charged with forging transit passes in Vancouver three years ago. 

Sep 10, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

B.C. is one of the country's biggest mineral producers. But compared to Americans, British Columbians have very little information about the safety of that activity. And that means journalists, activists and citizens have little power to stop mining problems before they become mining disasters.

Sep 08, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Journalist Nick Davies’ new book is a primer on great reporting and a morality tale about unethical journalism.

Sep 05, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The Globe’s policy is to use accents on French names and words but not on words in other languages. The belief is that Canadian editors should know the correct accents for French words but cannot be expected to know the accents for other languages.

Sep 04, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The strongest case for a journalism education is that media companies in the vast majority of cases still ask for journalism graduates from college or university programs, writes columnist Joe Banks.

Sep 03, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Loaded language is fair game in an interview when both sides are presented, writes CBC ombudsman Esther Enkin.

Sep 02, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

There is nothing normal about the endless Toronto municipal election campaign, and readers have strong views about what they have seen and still want to see in The Globe’s coverage, writes public editor Sylvia Stead.

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