John Miller

From media executive to media critic, John Miller has seen journalism from all sides (and he often doesn't like what he sees). He draws on his 40 years in news, including five years as deputy managing editor of the Toronto Star, and 10 years as chairman of the School of Journalism at Ryerson University. His 1998 book Yesterday's News documented how newspapers were forfeiting their role as our primary information source. This column originally appeared on John's blog, www.thejournalismdoctor.ca.

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Jul 2, 2019
Pencil on paper. Image: madca7/Wikimedia Commons

Cartoonist fired after Trump cartoon goes viral

John Miller
De Adder's June 26 cartoon was inspired by the shocking photograph of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his 23-month-old daughter Valeria, who died attempting to cross into the U.S. from Mexico.
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May 31, 2019
Newsboxes. Image: Max Pixel

How government 'help' could destroy journalism

John Miller
Bill C-97, which would allow news outlets deemed "qualified" by an ostensibly independent panel to receive federal funds, is dangerous. But Canada's publishers are lining up at the trough.
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Oct 28, 2018
Toronto City Hall

A lack of diversity at City Hall? That's not news

John Miller
Nearly a week after Ontario’s municipal elections, there has been very little reportage on the shocking lack of progress in making municipal councils more reflective of the population.

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