OpenFile.ca‘s Sarah Millar examined how reporters go about covering highly disturbing trials, such as the current one of Michael Rafferty in connection with the sex killing of Woodstock, Ont.’s Tori Stafford.
From the Associated Press Google News: ESPN says it fired an employee responsible for an offensive headline referring to Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin.
Former Birmingham, Ala. TV anchor Roy Hobbs, arrested in April 2010 for drug possession, offers some personal perspective on Whitney Houston and the twin devils of depression and addiction.
Russell Williams – once an Air Force colonel, now a convicted murderer and sex offender – has been deemed Canada’s newsmaker of the year. However, the news managers who chose him many be confusing the news with the newsmaker.
Steve Buttry of Washington’s TBD.com profiles Canadian Craig Silverman of Regret The Error fame — but also a man who has cobbled together a living wearing many hats simultaneously.
The Torontoist got spanked over a photo gallery about strippers on break at Zanibar Tavern on Yonge St., and the Toronto Star’s public editor took the paper to task over an odd feature on Pierre Trudeau’s daughter. In both cases, the issue was invasion of privacy.
Toronto Star public editor Kathy English launched an impassioned defence of her newspaper’s series into how the Special Investigations Unit reviews police use of force. But is that her job?
My last post was about the emphemeral nature of online life and relationships. This one is about outright fakery.
The Toronto Star ran a photo of convicted murderer Russell Williams in a young girl’s underwear, juxtaposed with a photo of him in the dress military garb he once wore as commander of CFB Trenton. Kathy English, the Star’s public editor, thinks the paper made the right call, despite the outcry.
The Toronto Star’s Antonia Zerbias has her own take on the challenges of covering gruesome court cases with new tools such as Twitter. Mine came on Oct. 20: Covering the unthinkable in a social media age Here’s a quote from Zerbisias’s piece. The source is Joanna Smith, the Ottawa-based Star reporter who covered the Russell [...]