We expect shameless self-promotion from our politicians. But did Sarah Thomson, who wants to be mayor of Toronto, go too far when she put herself on the cover of her own magazine?
The decision was a year in the making: If a viable woman ran for the Toronto mayoralty in 2010, Women’s Post would promote her. And when that woman turned out to be Sarah Thomson, the magazine’s owner (and, until recently, publisher and CEO), the plan didn’t change at all. First, she teased her intentions in […]
The gloves are off as TSN out-hits its hockey rivals with tough, gritty journalism. Keep your head up, Don Cherry
As executive producer of Hockey Night in Canada (HNIC), Ralph Mellanby committed what he considered his first act of journalism just by rewinding some tape. The sponsors, Molson and Imperial Oil, insisted the program not replay fights. Show them live, show the cheap shots that instigated them, but don’t show the fights again. The rule […]
In addition to upholding the tenets of the television network known far and wide to be the unrivalled bastion of fairness and balance in news broadcasting, did you know the yokels who comprise Fox News’s on-air crew are also the arbiters of piety in God’s America? It’s true! And now, noted serial adulterer and tabloid […]
Knowing who to protect, and when, is a sticky business. Three deciders tell us how they deal with confidential sources
As reporters Andrew McIntosh and Daniel Leblanc await Supreme Court of Canada rulings that will determine whether they can continue to protect the identities of their confidential sources, the decision to grant someone anonymity remains a difficult one for Canadian news organizations. We asked three senior editors how they deal with the issue. RRJ:What’s the […]
Good news, everyone! The Washington Post, home of arguably the worst opinion section in America, has taken to heart the criticisms levelled against it and addressed these inadequacies byclosing its remaining United States bureaus. Finally! The decision was nothing if not pragmatic. As executive editor and mental gymnast Marcus Brauchli explains, “We are not a national news […]